A little retro, but definitely a classic, these gluten free oatmeal raisin sandwich cookies are perfect for those with gluten sensitivities.
I consider it one of my callings in life to feed everyone. You come to my house, you get fed at least 75% of the time. The percentage is a little low at the moment because life. So let’s talk about what it takes to be a good “feeder”. Part of feeding the world means one keep tabs on people’s preferences, allergies, etc. It may take me a bit to remember someone’s name, but I’ll remember their aunt’s sesame allergy and that they don’t like raw onions in their salad almost instantly. I don’t know if it’s necessarily a useful “talent” in the grand scheme of things, but that’s sort of how these cookies happened. (more…)
Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence.
There are a few posts on this blog that are what I dub “accidental recipes”. Accidental recipes happen when messing around in the kitchen, creating what you didn’t know you wanted out of what you have. In this case, I didn’t know I wanted dark chocolate-rich brownies with just a hint of espresso and toffee. At least, I didn’t know until I made them. (more…)
Black forest cake is a traditional German torte originating from a bakery in the Black Forest. This recipe is a more chocolate-rich version of the original.
I developed a whole new appreciation for the original fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm last year on our trip to Germany. We drove through part of the Black Forest – the setting for many of the tales. It’s absolutely gorgeous, but a dense forest is not someplace I’d want to be alone after reading the tales! You know what I mean if you’ve read the original and not just watched the Disney movies. On our drive, we stopped in Triberg to hike a waterfall and try Black Forest Cake since that’s where the cake was originally created. No vacation is complete without a little dessert tasting, am I right? Besides, I wanted to know how “real” Black Forest cake tasted. (more…)
Have your cake and a strawberry too! These chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes are two different takes on one classic sweet treat.
Darlings, it’s time for another episode of “random Godmother food confessions”. When it comes to strawberries mixed with other flavors, I’ll take strawberries with cream any day over a chocolate covered strawberry. This makes me a minority I’m sure, especially since I do like both strawberries and chocolate and really love dipping strawberries in chocolate. For some reason, this has always concerned me. While contemplating this conundrum one day, these cupcakes popped into my head, and one bite in, I knew this was my solution! (more…)
Caramel stuffed s’mores cupcakes… yes, please! This s’mores cupcake recipe has all the flavors of everyone’s favorite fireside treat with an extra delicious surprise inside.
Darlings, these cupcakes are ridiculous good and became an instant favorite. Actually, I can’t even take credit for the idea. I first made caramel stuffed s’mores cupcakes for a baby shower order with my bakery. The hostess was trying to choose cupcakes she thought mama-to-be would enjoy and asked if we could combine s’mores flavors and caramel. I shared one of the extras with the Godfather and it was love at first bite! Y’all know I love caramel, and these caramel stuffed s’mores cupcakes will become a favorite of yours too. (more…)