Christmas Baking 2017: Mocha Biscotti

Crunchy mocha Biscotti speckled with chocolate chips, flavored with a robust kick of coffee and sweetened with brown sugar. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack on the go.  Welcome to the first official Recipe of This year’s Christmas Baking! With exactly one month to go, this year’s series will be packed with some traditional…

Day 8 of “12 Days of Baking”: Foolproof Holiday Fudge

To me, nothing says “Christmas” like a good piece of chocolate fudge. A melt-in-your mouth treat that almost no other piece of candy can beat. However, making them hasn’t always been the most pleasant of experiences. For the past two years, I’ve attempted a bunch of recipes, all failing miserably. I didn’t have a candy…

Day 7 of 12 Days of Baking: Florentines

These are one of those cookies that test your patience. They’re not your usual “pretty and festive” cookies. You might even skip over them when reaching out to that cookie tray, and reaching for those cute cookies with all the frosting and sprinkles. However, what these cookies lack in “cute factor”, they make up for…

Day 4 of “12 Days of Baking”: Chocolate Salami

So the title might be a bit misleading. After all, salami is meat. And we’re talking about chocolate here. I’m sure this combination exists somewhere in the world, but not this one, so let out a sigh of relief. Chocolate salami is a dessert popular in Italy and Portugal. It is made from dark chocolate,…

Beurre Noisette Blondies

Sometimes I dream of making fancy desserts that belong in a Parisian bakery store-front, or at a wedding at the a fancy hotel. Other times I just want to sit in my sweatpants and eat raw cookie dough out of a mixer bowl. Yes – I want to lick the chocolate off the spatula, and no…

Mini Brioche Wreaths & Two Fillings

Every once in a while, you need to take a moment to pause. To sit and reflect on what you want to accomplish, where your heart is, and what matters most to you. A few weeks ago, I found myself skipping work (yet again). Sitting in bed, with a copy of a Le Cordon Bleu booklet and…

Deep Dish Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie

Everyone loves a good old chocolate chip cookie. Now take that cookie, roll it into one giant dough, stuff it with Nutella, and you’ll get the mother or all cookies. Deep Dish Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie. Who could resist a warm chocolate chip cookie served in a dish with warm chocolate oozing out of…

S’mores Brownies

Where I come from, s’mores aren’t really a thing. I didn’t grow up having them. Our idea of campfire side snacks were a bag of nuts, chips, and a bunch of basic snacks. I have to mention though, the highlight of any camping trip for me was always the potato bakes in aluminum foil over…

10-Minute Glazed Doughnut Holes

We’ve reached that time of the year when the conversations anywhere you go revolve around one thing, and one thing only: I need to get bikini body ready! Well news flash, if you’re still not there yet, it’s too late, and it’s not happening, so let it go. Now that that’s out of the way,…

Not another brownies recipe!

The title says it all. I’ve been hesitant in showing you this recipe thinking there are so many out there, so why mine? Why another “classic” brownie recipe? Well, because if you’re anything like me, and you manage to successfully make a recipe over and over again, each time tweaking one little thing about, you would want to…