Mini Football Oreos Covered In Chocolate

Are you ready for some football – maybe all the great commercials at least!  Superbowl is not too far off; February 4th, and I wanted to share this new mini mold with you. Back in 2012 I posted the larger version of these tasty cookies.   Then spinningleaf.com came out with this new “mini” version. … Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Oreo Gingerbread Men

I just received this cute Christmas Gingerbread Men  mold (along with the tree and poinsettia) in time to make some for the holidays. Two day priority mail took 9 days – such is the post office this time of year! I have quite a collection of mini and regular sized molds that I have posted … Continue reading

Exotic Flavors to Wake up Your Baking Demonstration Class

Yes, another (and last for the year) baking class at Zingerman’s Bakehouse (I will eventually post some more recipes from these great classes).What a fun 2-1/2 hours on a Sunday morning – nothing but sweets to nibble on. Our instructor, Malika Ameen, is a trained pastry chef with a South Asian heritage which sparked her … Continue reading

Sourdough Chocolate Cake with Espresso Icing

Are you looking for a simple way to use your sourdough starter besides baking bread? Do you like an intense chocolate flavor enhanced by espresso in a cake and in the icing too? Then this recipe  is your answer. You won’t taste any sour in this cake just the deep, full flavor of chocolate. The … Continue reading

Lavender Loaf Cake With Pistachios, Lime and Lemon

I frequently see recipes I want to make and I will print the recipe and put it in a file to make later. However, there are a few times when I run across a recipe that I want to make right now. Chef Ronit’s lavender loaf cake is one of those recipes. See ronitpenso.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/lavender-pistachio-and-lime-cake/ Funny … Continue reading

Ina’s Limoncello Ricotta Cheesecake

Just this year I fell in love with the Italian liqueur Limoncello. I noticed it online, in cookbooks such as Ina Garten’s latest, and then I found it at my favorite Italian grocery.  It’s also good as an aperitif if you are in to that kind of beverage. Me, I love the flavor it imparts … Continue reading

Tiramisu Cupcakes With Amaretto Mascarpone Frosting

“Tiramisu” just rings of something good to eat and these cupcakes sure do demonstrate that. I have been promising a sister, who happens to love this dessert, that I would make tiramisu for her birthday – some day! Well, that day finally came.  After pouring over all of the recipes I have collected I decided … Continue reading