Alright, I’ll be honest. The Triple Coconut Cream Pie sounded delicious. I was quite psyched about that one but…I just wasn’t crazy about it. Too much cream! Maybe I’m just a coconut and chocolate kind of person in which case I should stick to Bounty bars in future. However, the next pie I tried from … More Silk Chocolate Pie with Pecan Crust
Big Joe was rather cranky last week so I thought I’d make him some cookies in the hopes of getting a smile out of him. He said he loved chocolate chip cookies so, after work one night, I ran to the Rite Aid around the corner from the restaurant before hopping on the metro. But … More M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies
Wellington Squares go by many different names including Caramel Squares and Millionaire’s Shortbread. They are flamin’ delicious regardless. I snagged this recipe from the lovely Avoca Café cookbook (so you’ll notice the measurements go by grams), a recipe my sister also regularly whips up for friends. They’re always a huge hit – watch how hungry … More Wellington Squares
To inaugurate my return to the US, I wasted no time in getting straight to the kitchen. Ricotta gnocchis with rosemary, nutmeg, golden raisins, toasted pine nuts and chard came courtesy of Big Joe (formerly The Bearded Chef). For dessert I rustled up some rather delicious peppermint brownies. They taste a million times better the … More Peppermint Brownies
My hot chocolate concoctions are coming along nicely. Firstly it was experimenting with almond extract which was delicious! Not a lot of people like almond, sadly, so that wasn’t always a crowd-pleaser. Next up was my hot chocolate with coffee! That was bangin’. It gave a wonderful depth to the chocolate without being obviously coffee-ey, … More Le bol de chocolat devient très spécial!