Almond Joy Cheesecake

It's the new year. Something so sad about post-holidays. When I was a kid, I always thought January was so depressing- Christmas was over, the weather was awful, nothing to look forward to until Valentine's Day. But over the past few years, I've come to see the promise of a new year- goals that I … Continue reading Almond Joy Cheesecake


Pumpkin Cinnamon Chocolate Loaf

Ahh, it's October. What should be starting to feel like fall. Leaves falling, crisp air...Well, it's actually about 100 degrees here, but I personally am rebelling by acting like it's fall. I made pumpkin bars last weekend and this bread last night.This week's Tuesdays With Dorie is for Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin loaf or some such … Continue reading Pumpkin Cinnamon Chocolate Loaf

TWD- Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Biscotti

This week's TWD is for Hazelnut Biscotti. Biscotti is Italian for "baked twice," and are crispy cookies (my husband, who speaks Italian, will remind me that "biscotti" is plural and "biscotto" is singular) that are usually eaten for breakfast with some kind of coffee drink. In Italy, they're yummy, probably because you're in Italy. But … Continue reading TWD- Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Biscotti

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Vanilla Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache

I actually posted this cake as my very first post on the blog almost 4 years ago. It's my absolute favorite, but I haven't made it in forever. I made it a couple weeks ago for a friend's birthday and fell in love with it all over again.A moist, fudgey chocolate cake covered in vanilla … Continue reading Chocolate Fudge Cake with Vanilla Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache