We All Scream for Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's vs Häagen Dazs Not only is today the Chinese New Year; the year of the goat (my sign!), but it's also National Chocolate Mint Day, and what better way to ring in the new year than with my favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chunk. There isn't many flavors I don't like … Continue reading We All Scream for Ice Cream

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

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

Santa’s Little Helper

World's Largest Crunchie Bar (Photo Gallery) Today I thought it'd be nice to try out a recipe I've seen pop up these last few weeks for sponge toffee or honeycomb. As I kid, I loved the Cadbury Crunchie Bar. So my son, Benjamin, and I went straight to work on building a treat that would … Continue reading Santa’s Little Helper

Was It As Good For You?

WARNING: This post contains high-calorie subject matter and coarsely chopped peanuts that may not be suitable for all dieters. Reader discretion is advised. Peanut Butter Chocolate & Caramel Cheesecake So often chocolate is equated with sex. We say things like "mmmm, that was/is better than sex", or "orgasmic". Sometimes the desserts we eat are named … Continue reading Was It As Good For You?