Daring Bakers- Panna Cotta and Florentine Cookies

The February 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mallory from A Sofa in the Kitchen. She chose to challenge everyone to make Panna Cotta from a Giada De Laurentiis recipe and Nestle Florentine Cookies.Panna Cotta, which is Italian for cooked cream, is my husband's favorite dessert. He's spent a lot of time in Italy, … Continue reading Daring Bakers- Panna Cotta and Florentine Cookies


CS Bakers- Chocolate Heath Bar Cake

Guess I've been MIA in Cake Slice Bakers again. But I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make something with Health bars. My favorite candy bar. I've always been disappointed when using the Heath baking bits in recipes, though. The whole point of Heath bars is the crunchy texture, and the baking bits always end … Continue reading CS Bakers- Chocolate Heath Bar Cake

TWD- Chocolate Oatmeal Drops

This week's TWD is for Chocolate Oatmeal Drops. I've never had chocolate oatmeal cookies. Obviously, I've had oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but not chocolate oatmeal. These cookies are super easy and quick- they get their rich (I mean, RICH) chocolate flavor from cocoa powder and melted chocolate. I halved the recipe because I wasn't sure … Continue reading TWD- Chocolate Oatmeal Drops


I love Mexican food. LOVE it. When I was younger, I didn't like it because I thought it was to fattening. Seriously, what was I thinking? Granted, the only Mexican food I'd had at that point was drenched in sauce and cheese (although now,  I think that's heavenly). My favorite Mexican dish of all time … Continue reading Carnitas

TWD? No. But Dinosaur cake? Yes!

Sorry, there's no Bourbon Bread Pudding here. We don't drink alcohol so we don't have any in our house. Plus, I was busy making this:Cute Cody turned 4 and wanted a dinosaur cake. Last year it was horses. The cake is covered and decorated in fondant. The dinosaur is gunpaste/fondant. Cake is chocolate with vanilla buttercream.Rarrrhhh!