Recipes

The Best Hot Chocolate

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!  I hope whatever you are doing to celebrate you are having fun and to those of you who aren't celebrating, I hope you are having a great day as well.  Today, Reader, I'm sharing a recipe for probably the best hot chocolate ever. Hot chocolate is one of those things that… Continue reading The Best Hot Chocolate

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Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

Bake on Saturday: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

Remember when I wrote that post about groceries being different in Austria and the U.S.?  Well, my parents saw it and sent me a package that included macaroni and cheese, baking soda, vanilla extract, and (best of all) three types of chocolate chips!  Then my friend who is currently teaching English in Russia came to… Continue reading Bake on Saturday: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

Bake on Saturday: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Dense, fudgy chocolate cake that is simple to prepare but will certainly impress! Earlier this month, we were trundling happily along towards fall.  The humidity was gone, the temperature was agreeable, and I even saw some yellow leaves on trees.  Then this past week BAM suddenly it was 90 degrees and humid again.  It was… Continue reading Bake on Saturday: Flourless Chocolate Cake

Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

Bake on Saturday: Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes that will please vegans and non-vegans alike.  Everyone deserves chocolate cake! Cake is wonderful.  I may have mentioned that last week.  But sometimes it's hard to please everyone, especially with the wide array of dietary restrictions people have today, either by choice or due to allergies.  I don't think anyone should be left… Continue reading Bake on Saturday: Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

Bake on Saturday: Giant Chocolate Cake

A three-layer chocolate cake with subtle flavors from coffee, cinnamon, and paprika, perfect for any birthday or celebration. We have this tradition that I make cakes for things.  Between my family and some very good family friends, there are eight birthdays every year and for the past six or so years I have been making… Continue reading Bake on Saturday: Giant Chocolate Cake

Bake on Saturday, Dessert

Chocolate Meringues and a Mousse-Meringue Stack

A recipe for chewy chocolate meringues and a decadent triple chocolate mousse-meringue stack. The cafe Sweet Diablo in Washington, DC claims to have the best chocolate cake in the world.  The first time I visited the cafe, I decided to try it even though I'm kind of picky about my cake.  However, the cake at Sweet… Continue reading Chocolate Meringues and a Mousse-Meringue Stack