Chocolate Truffles

Handmade chocolate truffles make a delectable holiday gift that will be treasured by all who are lucky enough to be on your Christmas list. Exquisite, rich and easy to make, if you have never made chocolate truffles before, you must give these rich balls of ganache that melt in your mouth a try. Semisweet or bittersweet chocolate… Read More

A Terrarium Workshop Birthday Party

Okay friends, settle in. This post is a little longer than usual. I wasn’t planning on having a birthday party for my son until he turned about five or six years old, a time I thought he’d either care to have a party and/or would likely remember it. I changed my mind for his recent third birthday and held… Read More

Double Chocolate Cake with Lemon Italian Meringue Buttercream

Rich, complex and bittersweet, this is undoubtedly one of the most fantastic chocolate cakes I’ve ever made. After my first bite I knew it would be my new “go-to” classic chocolate cake and I had to share the recipe with you. I’ll just say “you’re welcome” now because I know it’ll be one of the best cakes you’ve ever eaten and you’re… Read More

Almond Seeduction Bars

al·mond \ˈä-mənd: the fruit of a small tree of the rose family with flowers and young fruit resembling those of the peach; its ellipsoidal edible kernel used as a nut. se·duc·tion \si-ˈdək-shən: something that interests and attracts people. Health enthusiasts have had a love affair with almonds for years. How about you, have you been seduced by… Read More

Cranberry Orange Granola-Chocolate Bark

I had been tinkering with a recipe for granola using cranberries, orange, cardamom and pecans. When I finally got it the way I wanted, I liked it so much I decided to find several ways to use it. This Granola-Chocolate Bark, an inspiration from Food and Wine, came to mind. Everyone who has tried this… Read More

Raw Chocolate Orange-Cardamom Torte

Nowadays, in many cultures, families are getting so busy that quality family time is becoming a rare commodity, if not a special treat. Although time for shared meals and activities is often hard to orchestrate as busy schedules make it difficult to get together, family time is an investment worth making. We spend most of our… Read More