Recipe Post: Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Waaaay back when, I worked a contract administrative position for an amazing national Art Gallery in my home city. One of the things to know about non-profit organizations or institutions that receive funding from either the public or the government (many of which I have worked in over the course of my administrative career), is…

2014 Great Blogger Cookie Swap – reviewing my swaps! (Part 1)

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is over for another year and all cookies have been sent to their swap matches. Many thanks to Love and Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen for the Herculean effort it must have taken to arrange all of the logistics for this year’s (and every year’s) swap! Kudos,…

Recipe Post! Let’s Have a Garden Party

What a lovely day for a garden party! As promised in this post, here are some pics of what I ended up doing with that lovely fresh cherry filling I made earlier in the week. *Confession: would you believe after all the work I put into buying those cherries in a famous open market the…

Recipe Post! Ultimate Milk Chocolate-Toffee Cookies

Ok, these cookies are seriously a weakness for me. I can’t make them more than once or twice a year for myself, or I will eat Every. Last. One. I lovelovelove the interplay between the milk chocolate and the toffee, with the added little “kick” of the instant espresso powder which bumps up the flavour…

Recipe and Tutorial: Double Chocolate Caramel Cake

Double Chocolate Caramel Cake…mmmmm, that just *sounds* so tasty, doesn’t it??Let me tell you, it’s even more delicious than it sounds! This cake will bring the house down when it comes to packing a flavour punch; if you have a caramel-lover in your family (even if it just you!), you simply HAVE to make this….

Recipe and Tutorial: Espresso Chocolate Almond Biscotti

A confession: I’m a huge lover of soft, almost gooey cookies; for example, I love biting into a soft, super chocolatey, chocolate chip cookie, and letting the aromas and flavours of good quality chocolate and vanilla roll around on my tongue. How could people not love the intense flavour melding with a gooey cookie? In…

Recipe and Tutorial: Chocolate Hazelnut Toffee Biscotti

Hoo boy! I am giving you the recipe for one of the most delicious cookies in my arsenal! …hmmm, arsenal….why does that word look so RUDE?  I don’t want to talk about cookies in my arsenal….I think I need food. My mind wanders when it’s hungry. Back to the point!  Yes, these biscotti are frelling…

Blast from the Past: A Very Special Wedding Cake Commission

Reposted and updated from my previous blog, Chronic Masterbakers: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I’ve been thinking a lot about the past lately; I nearly splorted when I realized it has been over 18 months since my beautiful, smart, uber-rational baby sister married the love of her life in a lovely winter wedding ceremony in February 2012. I was…