Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was a little apprehensive making these. For as long as I can remember, we have NEVER made cookies at home. My mother is a woman of many, many talents, but every time she tried to make cookies, it ended with smoke alarms and charred little bricks that may have once been cookies. My sister…

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…

Chocomin Pillows

Occasionally, the holidays can be too dang much. Between relatives, cleaning, shopping, and me trying to steal your dog, sometimes all you need to do is wrap some chocolate in pie crust. Yesterday, that’s what my mom and I needed. After a day of going over endless PSAT vocabulary words, we EARNED it. However, I…

Chocolate Chip Pretzels

Happy 2017! I have returned to the shadowy realm of garlic and chocolate that is my blog, after the holidays, which were pretty great, except that doomsday is now only 17 days away. And I have a question.  how are chocolate pretzels not a thing yet?! I mean, there are cinnamon pretzels, but that’s about it…

Biscuit Cake

This is one of my mom’s recipes. I don’t post them very often, but after trying out this recipe, I think I should. I was trying to find a way to use the chocolate buttercream I made yesterday, and although when she suggested it I was skeptical, it’s turned out to be one of the…

Raspberry-Chocolate Bagel French Toast

I spent a while on the title of this one. I was trying to come up with something a bit catchier. But, hey, what’s in a name? Let’s get down to business. I was wondering what to have for breakfast, it was a choice between poached eggs and French toast. I went with French toast,…

Two Flavored Buttercreams

Recently, I made a big batch of buttercream. After using it to frost a cookie cake, I looked at the leftovers and decided they were destined for greater things in life than to languish at the back of the fridge. So, I made a raspberry version and a chocolate version, and threw half a vanilla…

Viennese Hot Chocolate- Austria

The speaking of the English is becoming difficult. Too high levels of the deliciousness. Brain shut down. Grammar gone away. Too much of chocolatey wonderfulness. Want to move to Austria.   That was me a few hours ago when I foolishly thought I could drink the chocolate and write the recipe at the same time….

Cupcakes Au Jus

You’re probably wondering if you read the title right. You did. These are indeed, cupcakes au jus. This happened by mistake- in the original recipe I had planned for a firm buttercream. The frosting ended up watery, and I was just about to dump it down the drain, when I realized how much fun it…