Nutella. The simple concoction of chocolate and hazelnuts in the harmless looking jar. Dare to dip your spoon in only to find there’s no turning back. The trap is sprung. You find yourself with a delicious addiction that feels almost sinful and definitely a little evil.
Flour Bakery’s banana bread recipe. The best banana bread I ever ate. Finally. For the longest time I’ve been looking for a go-to banana bread recipe. A favorite. A basic recipe I can make as is or gussy up. A recipe I can pull out of my sleeve at the drop of a hat. One I make so many times I can throw together from… [Read more]
Festive biscotti laced with the cool, zinginess of peppermint and balanced with the sweetness of white chocolate, perfect for Christmas morning and worthy of gracing your holiday cookie platter. Biscotti are dry, crunchy cookies destined for dunking into coffee, tea or dessert wine. They were traditionally made without fat and twice baked to produce a hard cookie. The cookie dough is baked into a long… [Read more]
I have a whole shelf in my kitchen stocked entirely with nuts, seeds and dried fruits. At times they threaten to overtake the entire pantry. To say I get a little carried away might be an understatement. I hate running out of any one thing…what if I need it to bake and there isn’t any!? You see my point? To use up some of the… [Read more]
The first time I tasted Nutella the sky opened up and a ray of enlightenment light beamed down upon me as I sat awestruck and mesmerized, eating spoon after spoon of my newfound chocolate hazelnut delight. Even though I grew up in an Italian-American family I wasn’t introduced to Nutella until later in life, as they don’t share the same love for it I do…. [Read more]
Pies are the New Cupcake Have you heard? Pies are the new ‘it’ dessert. Yes, it’s true, the word on the street is cupcakes are on their way out. Part of me cried to hear the news and another, secret part of me, silently cheered. While I love a cupcake as much as one possibly can without asking it to marry me, I’m ready for… [Read more]
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon you may be looking for ways to gussy up your desserts and add a special finishing touch. These free-form chocolate garnishes allow a personalized message to be added to any dessert. They are ridiculously easy to make and lots of fun too. Simply melt chocolate, add it to a piping bag or baggie with the tip cut off… [Read more]