Perfect Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I don’t throw that word around lightly- especially where chocolate chip cookies are concerned. See, I love me a good chewy chocolate chip cookie. And in the 4 years that I’ve been cooking, and the 26 years my mama has been cooking, chocolate chip cookies have evaded us. I had given up- making burnt, crispy…

Cupcakes 4 Ways

This here is your basic batter. Take this, and you can make cupcakes, cakes, donuts, cookies (if you added more flour), and more- in every flavor imaginable. Recently, I made 24 cupcakes, and I loved every minute of it. I’ve never been the best baker, or decorator- see, I like to adjust recipes, and in…

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookies

It started with regular chocolate chip cookies. I wanted cookies. I like cookies. But my oven is broken. So, I thought I’d make cookies on the stovetop! Back in my wild youth, we used to buy chocolate chip cookie pies- giant chocolate chip cookies covered in chocolate sauce and chocolate chunks. 8 year old me…

Truffle Hot Chocolate

Oh, this was good. This was really good. Really, really good. You get my drift. I thought that little cups of hot chocolate would be the perfect way to end Christmas tea- I wanted shot glasses, originally, but none of our shot glasses can have hot liquid in them. Wimps. It still looked cute in…

Cake Mix Cake (But Don’t Tell Anyone)

Right. Here’s how it went down. I, the ultimate food snob, made a cake mix cake. It wasn’t on purpose. It was going to go bad! And I wanted cake without putting any real effort into it. Holiday stress is getting to me. Well, my stress isn’t really caused by the holidays, but if I’m…

Fudge

We all like fudge round here. I mean, it’s sticky, it’s chewy, it’s rich, it’s, well, fudgy. The ingredients of classic fudge are pretty straightforward- chocolate and condensed milk. I like to add some vanilla and cocoa powder. Some fine folks add cinnamon. Some monsters add dried fruit. But there’s a secret ingredient to fudge…

Peppermint Fudge

This isn’t how it was supposed to turn out. I wanted peppermint bark, even though everyone this year is saying it’s overrated. What did I get? A fudgy mess. But it still tasted good! And once I froze it, it turned out quite nice. So it wasn’t all bad. Reminds me of a few weeks…

English Coffee Toffee

That’s right, people. I’ve expanded to confectionary. I bought a candy thermometer. Now my path to world domination is finally clear! Well, apart from the not being able to drive and lacking a puppy part. But, armed with this English coffee toffee, anything is possible! It’s easy as heck too, as long as you have…

Mexican Chocolate Caramel Cake

In a cookbook I read a little while ago, there was a cake called “The winning hearts and minds cake”, so called because it, well, won hearts and minds. This cake is like that- except more. I’m talking 10,000 times more. Normally, I attempt to hide my narcissism, but I’m not even going to try….

Moosehunters- Canada

Before you flip out, no meese were harmed in the production of these. No moosehunters were harmed, either. And the plural of moose is TOTALLY meese. And all you grammar nazis (sorry, alt-grammar enthusiasts), can just deal with it. Moosehunters are, contrary to popular belief, not hunters of meese, but cookies. I’ve had lots of…