Coconut Pistachio Haystacks

Three ingredients is all it takes for a delicious chocolatey treat! This recipe is easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled…you get the idea. Coconut Pistachio Haystacks (Makes 15 no-bake cookies) 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup roasted, salted pistachios 1 cup flaked coconut Either on the stove or in the microwave, slowly melt chocolate chips so…

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Pie

This is one of those desserts that’s so simple, you almost feel bad about serving it when company’s over but then you take a bite and think, why am I not baking this all the time? It’s so much easier than baking cookies. I whipped this up at the lake house last night and certainly didn’t plan…

Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Is there anything better than a cookie made from scratch? I add oatmeal to chocolate chip cookies the vast majority of the time because I think oatmeal chocolate chip cookies stay fresher longer. Coconut has a similar effect, making these cookies perfect for homemade ice cream sandwiches: they’re sturdy enough to hold up to ice cream but…

Peppermint Fudge Cookies

I adore peppermint, especially peppermint and chocolate. I’m having a hard time coming up with my Christmas party dessert menu because I want chocolate peppermint cheesecake, chocolate peppermint mousse, chocolate peppermint cupcakes, and these perfect peppermint fudge cookies. This recipe turns out perfectly every time. It should be noted that I have a convection oven…

Fiori di Sicilia Sugar Cookies

 I babysat my niece yesterday and wanted a fun, hands-on afternoon project for us. Baking cookies is fun but decorating cookies has got to be even more fun when you’re three, right? I was a little worried about putting Fiori di Sicilia in instead of vanilla. Would she notice? Would she call me out? I…

Three Course Bacon Dinner

This meal marked the end of an era. My good friend Megan is moving away this weekend. I spent the better part of two years cooking dinner for her weekly, experimenting with all sorts of dishes. She is one of the most delightful people to cook for because she’s game to try anything. (Plus, she insists…

Strawberries & Cookies in Warm Dark Chocolate Toffee Sauce

I’m having a love affair with toffee sauce all because I bought the Stonewall Kitchen variety on accident. I thought I grabbed two of their Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Sauce. (If you haven’t tried it, you must), and was a little disappointed when I got home and realized I had grabbed a Dark Chocolate…

Dark Chocolate Fudge Pistachio Cookies

I spent the evening baking cookies to take to my family’s lake house. I chose this recipe because it’s chocolate, so the females will like it, and it’s salty, so the males will like it. Dark Chocolate Fudge Pistachio Cookies 1 cup butter, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature…