Red Velvet Funfetti Seven Layer Bars


I am a red velvet lover. I love anything red velvet. I also happen to love seven layer bars. I adore them. So when I came across a recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction for seven layer bars made with a red velvet base I decided I must try it immediately because seriously – why hadn’t I…

Chocolate Candy Bar Crush Cake


One of my favorite parts about making a cake is that moment when you reveal it to the people who are going to be eating it and you hear the oohs and the aahs. I had planned on making a chocolate cake for my (joint) birthday (cake) celebration. Then the day after my birthday, I…

Death by Chocolate Cake


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
I copied this recipe out of a magazine (I wish I could remember which magazine!) a few years back, tried it out for my mom’s 50th birthday cake and last year for my coworker Karen’s 50th birthday. It was a huge success both times. Since then it’s become a…

Red Velvet Warm Oats Bowl


I found a recipe for Red Velvet Energy Bites that I turned into Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bites with great success. So I assumed red velvet oatmeal would be as much of a success. It wasn’t. At least not at first pass. In all fairness, I should have seen it coming. I used the same…

Chocolate Truffle Brownies


The past month or so I was busy studying for a work-related exam to gain an additional certification, which left me with little time to cook/bake/blog during my free time. Having aced the exam this past week, my free time opened back up and I was free to try this brownie recipe sent to me…

German Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache


I noticed when I began melting some butter for this cake that I had two different boxes of German chocolate in my possession. Oh it was the same kind of chocolate — the kind I needed for my cake — it was just that on the back of one was a recipe for German chocolate…

Gail’s Frosted Brownies


My mom sent me this recipe earlier in the week for brownies she’s made and shared with old family friends. This is not the brownie recipe I remember from my youth but apparently they were so popular with one of my parents’ friends that they would make them all the time and they dubbed them…

Triple Chocolate Cookies


A friend once asked me how I know so much about cooking and baking. I can’t remember what I told her at the time, but as I was attempting to bake these cookies today I realized the answer: trial and error. I do. Or I try anyway. And I learn from my mistakes. Isn’t that…

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread


I saw amazing pictures for double chocolate banana bread on Pinterest the other day but when I tried to go to the website linked to the picture, Pinterest had blocked me. I got an error messaging letting me know that the site was reported as spam. Damnit! So I searched high and low clicking on…

Black and White Cake


Still catching up on blogging – this cake was made in July during cake week. Unfortunately due to the length of time that’s passed since I made this cake, I do not have any interesting stories or baking anecdotes to share. I barely remember making this cake. This was an interesting cake to make in…

Chocolate Maltball Cake


Holy hell I’m behind in my posting. My laptop took a crap on me a few months ago and I’ve been posting sporadically since then. Right now I’m writing from my dad’s lap top at the dining room table in my temporary housing in Long Beach, Calif. My laptop is somewhere in Portland, Ore. I…

Cookie Dough Chocolate Layer Cake


In my first full day of work at my new job, I warned my two coworkers that I’m a cake baking fiend. I did not tell them about cake week. I’m not sure I want to unleash that beast at this time. But I did let them know that they can expect their own birthday…

Egg Yolk Chocolate Pudding


Whenever I have huge amounts of leftover milk (let’s face it – not often), I am compelled to use it before I lose it. I recently discovered I had almost two quarts of milk that was about to go bad (from buying a gallon of milk set to expire the first part of January right…

White Chocolate Hot Chocolate


I’ve not always been a fan of white chocolate, but I’ve always been a fan of hot chocolate. So when my grandma sent me a recipe for white hot chocolate from Parade Magazine, I thought I would give it a whirl. Top yours with Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows. This recipe serves one but can easily be…

Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge


My friend directed me to this blog through Pinterest. After drooling over everything on the website, I decided I should make one or two all of the recipes I was drooling over. You know. Test them out. See if they are as good as they look. (It’s my duty as a food blogger to do this,…

Black Onyx and Black Sea Salt Caramel Brownies


I did it again. I discovered the best dessert brownie ever, per my boss. Sometimes I wonder if my boss is just being kind, as I’ve mentioned before that nearly every time I bring a dessert to work, she claims it’s the best dessert I’ve ever made. But in this instance I have to believe…

Black Onyx and Sea Salt Pudding


Browsing my neighborhood spice shop I found a cocoa I’ve never heard of or seen before: black onyx. It’s color immediately intrigued me and of course I had to buy some! The sales clerk suggested some recipes found on the company website – her favorite was a chocolate pudding and she suggested adding some sea…

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Icing


Last week my coworker Christine gave me two ginormous zucchini. Perfect! I have a ton of recipes or recipes in mind that use zucchini. The first one that popped into my mind was my mom’s family-famous chocolate zucchini cake. I made it my own by topping it with a chocolate icing. ingredients. ½ c. oil…

Dear Abby’s Brownies


It must be good. It’s Ann Lander’s! Is what my mom said when I asked her why she decided to try this recipe for my Grimm debut party. It wasn’t until later that she realized the recipe came from Dear Abby, not Ann Landers. My family has nothing if not a plethora of time-tested recipes…

Salted and Malted Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies


This recipe is inspired by the Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies recipe Grandma Mo sent me. After that unfortunate flop, I decided a malted milk cookie is a wonderful concept that needs to be further tested. So I took one of my favorite chocolate cookie recipes and crossed it with the Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookie recipe…