Chocolate Banana Bread – Plain and Simple

Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Bananas represent a kind of edible security blanket for me.  Never a need to feel hungry if there is a bunch of canary yellow bananas sitting on my counter.  A quick and nutritious snack is always at hand.  And although … Continue reading




Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toffee and Cashews

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toffee and Cashews Recipe

This cookie was born out of a craving for chocolate.  It is what I refer to as a ‘raid the pantry’ cookie.  I started with some deep dark cocoa and bittersweet chips.  I found toffee bits, a lot of toffee bits … Continue reading




Chocolate Chip Cookie Fudge Brownies

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Fudge Brownie Recipe

My sister arrived from Ohio today, and I am thrilled!  Our next few days will be filled with all those things sister do when they spend time together.  And believe it or not, although we are both bakers, we won’t … Continue reading




Umbrian Snowflake Cookies

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It was the ‘snow’ covered look of these festive cookies that stole my heart.  I felt certain that whatever surprise was hidden inside, it would be just as enticing as the powdery flakey exterior. Snowflakes rarely dance about in Southern … Continue reading




Deep Chocolate Decadence Cookies | Engagement Party

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Deep Chocolate Decadence Cookie Recipe

What a happy, happy occasion!  Jael’s dear friend Rebecca is getting married!  Although it takes my breathe away to think we have arrived at this next stage in our kid’s lives, we couldn’t be happier for her and her fiancĂ© … Continue reading