As seen on Good Day Fox 4

Thank you to the fine folks at Good Day Fox 4 for having me on the show! I taught Jenny Anchondo how to bake my Fiori di Sicilia Sugar Cookies and Candy Cane Brownies during my first ever TV cooking segment. A few reasons to love these recipes: Fiori di Sicilia is an orange-vanilla extract…

Pumpkin Oreo Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

I have a confession, one we’ve never discussed before. I don’t really care for pie. I’ve met plenty of pies that I like but it’s not my favorite. I’ll take cake any day of the week over a slice of pie. My problem is the crust. Everyone talks about how to get a flaky crust…

Tarte Noir

This dessert is dark, sexy, and packed with dark chocolate flavor. So dark in fact that I almost named this Heart of Darkness Tart, but that seemed a bit dramatic (even for me). Paired with a minty blackberry sauce and fluffy whipped cream, this tart is sure to be a hit at your next get…

Chambord Brownies

Can a dessert be sexy? If so, this is a sexy brownie. They’re rich, fudge-y, and have a deep, dark chocolate flavor. They also come together in an absolute snap since you don’t need softened butter. Not that I tried the batter, but it’s delicious too. (Yes, I’m that person. No I do not appear…

Chambord Chocolate Cake

What, pray tell, is more perfect than a slice of dark chocolate cake? I can’t think of a thing! I always bake with dark cocoa powder so my cakes are wicked chocolatey. I swapped out vanilla for Chambord liqueur, an infusion of premium raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black currant, Madagascar vanilla, and cognac. It somehow makes…

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cake

It might surprise some of my loyal readers that I love cookies ‘n’ cream, since I hardly promote processed cookies. What can I say? I’m a sucker for cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream! I decided to turn my love of cookies ‘n’ cream into a cake. Here’s what I came up with: This is a…

Captain Jack Sparrow Cupcakes

“I had no idea when you and your brother were small that I was raising pirates.” My mom said that to me just the other day. I’m not sure if she was referring to me and my brother’s affinity for the ocean, rum, swearing, or our general swashbuckling demeanor but either way, it made me laugh!…

Fun and Easy S’Mores Bar

I always keep certain things in my house so if someone drops by unexpectedly, I can pull together dessert at the drop of a hat. I can always make homemade ice cream or at least whip some cream to serve with fruit. Now that I have a fire pit (more on that later), I keep…

Candy Cane Brownies

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This is the Christmas brownie for you. Rich and dense and full of candy cane goodness, Santa will love seeing my Candy Cane Brownies by the tree! Candy Cane Brownies 3/4 cup butter, melted 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup dark cocoa powder (I use Hershey’s Special Dark) 3 large eggs…

Gilded Brownies

Is there be a chicer brownie than one topped with edible gold dust? You can find edible gold dust for very cheap at most craft or cooking stores or just order it here from Amazon. If you don’t have gold dust, this brownie recipe is still a delicious one to have one hand. I gilded them for…

Dark Chocolate Popcorn with Sea Salt

I whipped this up for my Phantom Masquerade party and it was a total hit. I never think to serve popcorn and now I think I may have to serve variations of this at all of my parties. It’s sweet, salty, and addictive. It’s also vegan, if you’re into that sort of thing. I used maple…

Mini Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecakes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

I have long thought I should start a support group for those of us who liked pumpkin before the Pumpkin Spice Latte. As a lifelong pumpkin lover I find it incredibly frustrating that all pumpkin things seem to now be pumpkin spice. These are not. Like my Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, these mini cheesecakes are pure…