Dried cherries, cashews, white chocolate, coconut flakes and multi-grain Cheerios come together to make these chewy bars that are held together with honey and egg whites. You can use any kind of cereal you like and swap out the white chocolate for any type of chocolate your heart desires. Dark chocolate would work nicely too. This is the result of cupboards overflowing with dried fruit… [Read more]
A chocolate snack cake that boasts of cocoa powder and sour cream inside the cake batter and the frosting. Rich with chocolate flavor and moist from sour cream, it’s a dense cake that you will find irresistible. Maybe, like me, you’re wondering what makes a ‘snack’ cake different from regular cake?!
Homemade Samoa Girl Scout (caramel deLites) with white chocolate instead of dark and a toasted coconut caramel topping. The best cookies I ever made or ate. In my entire life. Hidden underneath a chewy caramel-coconut-candy topping is a soft, buttery cookie with a white chocolate bottom. When Girl Scout cookies see these coming they hide in the corner, heads hung in shame. If I packaged… [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]
There has been little to no baking in the Cinnamon and Spice house lately. Thanks (not!) to the especially hot and humid weather. Boo! The very same weather that has been plaguing us since May with no end in sight. And because the kitchen is the heart of our house. The center upon which we convene. The oven is off limits along with anything else… [Read more]
I have been wanting to make this recipe ever since my September issue of Saveur arrived. It contains an article written by Dana Bowen that attempts to trace the history of brownies. I say attempt because there is no sure origin. It could be a fire in a Chicago hotel caused a harried cook to combine cookie batter with cake mix. Does anyone else see… [Read more]