Cappuccino Cupcakes

Let’s not talk about how long it took me to spell capuccino cappucino cappuccinno cappaccino cappuccino right. Let’s talk about these cupcakes. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of cappuccinos- I like lattes, mochas, and anything with vanilla in its name. In essence, I know what they are- all the times I’ve been in Starbucks,…

Blueberry-Vanilla Oatmeal Bars

I’ve been making oatmeal cookies from a recipe on the back of a Trader Joe’s bag for years. My family loves them, they’re healthy, and they have chocolate. Those three don’t usually happen together. They’re delicious, but have a ton of butter and sugar. I realize that might make the health part seem redundant, but…

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…

Austrian Vanillekipferl

These are crumbly, buttery, and dusted with powdered sugar. They melt in your mouth and cover your fingers with powdered sugar. They are essentially the same thing as the 48 count box of Christmas cookies you can get at any supermarket. But, these are Austrian, and have a name you have to read once or…

Olive Oil Gingerbread

This is one of those things which will forever make me think of my mom. It’s the kind that, when I go to college, I’ll bake and think of marathoning Harry Potter movies, and the time she tried to teach me how to knit (it didn’t go well, to say the least). Around the holidays,…

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….

Sahab- Algeria

Sahlab, or Salep is a creamy winter drink native to Algeria. Doesn’t that sound fascinating? Not. It’s so much more. You can drink it hot or cold, but I prefer it hot. Normally I hate hot milk, but Sahlab doesn’t taste like milk. It tastes like liquid fairy dust. I swear it does! Here, I’ll…

The Dodo

No, this is not a recipe intended for Dodo birds. This is not a recipe made out of the very last Dodo bird. Dodo birds are extinct. And it’s not because I stuffed the last one with Swiss chard and baked it. I didn’t, by the way. Now, what is this dodo that I’m babbling…