Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

When I say hazelnut, do you think Nutella? Hazelnuts have recently gained a well-recognized and fashionable status thanks to the famous Italian hazelnut-cocoa spread. But despite the great popularity of Nutella (and the popularity is indeed substantial!), hazelnuts do not have a prominent presence in American cupboards or baking repertoires. Almonds, yes. Pecans and walnuts, […]

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes

Happy Independence Day!  Nothing says July 4th quite like grilling.  But while grills are firing up all across the country, parts of the East Coast are taking a rain check due to some unfortunate wet weather.  Yet even when the grill plans fall through, there are still plenty ways to whip up some patriotic fare–like […]

Dark Chocolate Balsamic Truffles

Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day when chocoholics everywhere (single or not) can rejoice. Love may be in the air, but it is chocolate that is on the shelves! As a self-diagnosed chocoholic, I can admit that February 14th is an exciting time for me–because it gives me the excuse to make a new chocolate creation! […]

A Brownie to Love

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, […]

Peppermint Bark Cupcakes

The holidays are finally here and 2012 is quickly coming to a close. Are you as amazed as I? As I get older, time seems to be getting perpetually faster. This past year has traveled at warp speed, and it’s incredible to look back on all that has occurred over the past twelve months. We’ve […]