Ménage à Trois for Dessert

Coffee & Cognac Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Meringue Buttercream Frosting Who doesn't love a good chocolate cake? I suppose "good", being the operative word here, depends on many factors. How sweet, how rich, how moist or dry, how much frosting in proportion to cake, and the list goes on. Let me rephrase the question -- … Continue reading Ménage à Trois for Dessert

Time to Make the Donuts

Boston Cream Donuts & Apple Fritters At the age of eighteen, I took a year off of studying to work. That post-high school moratorium of "I don't know what to do with my life!" So I decided to work in a bakery for Canada's number one coffee and doughnut chain. For one full year I … Continue reading Time to Make the Donuts

Killing Me Softly

Brownies with Toasted Coconut Caramel Frosting Let's talk about brownies for a moment. This part cake, part cookie, part fudge and fully and completely sinful dessert originated in the U.S. by the end of the 19th century. Though it's claimed that brownies were the result of a carefully crafted and intentional dessert, I don't buy … Continue reading Killing Me Softly

Mint Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

My ultimate comfort summer treat is the ingenious ice cream sandwich. Whether the simple vanilla ice cream wedged between two chocolate wafers, or something with a little more razzle-dazzle, it’s all yummy to me. Today I wanted share my recipe for mint Oreo ice cream sandwiched between two soft chocolate cakes/cookies. Individually, both components are … Continue reading Mint Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

Lemon Chiffon Cake Just so we're clear, lemon chiffon cake has no significance for me in terms of comfort food. But because it is cake, I'll find any excuse to whip one up. And seeing as how it is National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day, then what better reason for making a cake and to really … Continue reading National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

Happy National Waffle Day

Belgian Waffles à la Strawberry Shortcake This past weekend I celebrated my birthday and received a Belgian Waffle Iron from my wife and son. I couldn't think of a better way to commemorate national waffle day than with Belgian waffles in the manner of  strawberry shortcake. Perhaps acknowledging spring so early is a little too optimistic, … Continue reading Happy National Waffle Day

Fat Tuesday!

Fluffy Pancakes Since it is Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, I thought I'd offer up my brief and simple recipe for super fluffy pancakes. Whether you're religious or not, eating these hot cakes will certainly make you want to fast for the next six weeks. After all, indulging and purging is the whole … Continue reading Fat Tuesday!

Rudolph’s New Favorite Treat

Carrot Cake When I think of Christmas, I don't typically think of carrot cake, but when I think of carrot cake, I think of carrots, and when I think of carrots, I think of reindeer, and when I think of reindeer, I think of Santa Claus, and when I think of Santa Claus, I think … Continue reading Rudolph’s New Favorite Treat

Sugar And Spice

...and everything nice. Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting Christmas season is in full swing with the hustle and bustle of shopping and preparations for those perfect holiday family traditions. I prefer to steer clear of the holiday stress, and by that, I mean away from the shopping malls as much as I can. Everything … Continue reading Sugar And Spice

Do You Know The Muffin Man?

...who lives on Drury Lane?  Chunky Apple & Cinnamon Muffins I am a sucker for a fresh muffin and a cup of strong coffee. The best thing about muffins is their versatility. Cake-based white muffins with chocolate chips, raspberry bran muffins, or my personal favorite, chunky apple and cinnamon. Muffins can be served as a … Continue reading Do You Know The Muffin Man?