Eating Out, Travel Tuesday

Kakawa Chocolate House

While off in New Mexico attempting to cure (or at least temporarily satiate) my wanderlust last month, my travel buddy Tyne and I headed to Santa Fe on our third day to see what there was to see there. It was kind of a disaster. After two heady days of checking out some of the weird… Continue reading Kakawa Chocolate House

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Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

#InTheKitchenBecauseIWantToBe [Avocado Brownies]

Around the world yesterday, men, women, and children came together to make a stand against our newly-inaugurated president. I've thought a lot about coming back to blogging after almost a year and a half hiatus, and watching (virtually) people across the globe prepare for and attend the various marches made me want to write and share my… Continue reading #InTheKitchenBecauseIWantToBe [Avocado Brownies]

Bake on Saturday, Dessert

Peppermint Patty Brownie Cupcakes

Rich chocolate brownie cupcakes stuffed with peppermint patties!  In the summer, I usually want to be nowhere near the kitchen. I still love to cook and eat, but in a house without air conditioning, having the oven on just makes the whole place far too hot. Sometimes its unavoidable, but most of the time I… Continue reading Peppermint Patty Brownie Cupcakes

Daring Kitchen, Dessert, Recipes

Tarte Tatin {Daring Kitchen}

For the March Daring bakers’ challenge, Korena from Korena in the Kitchen taught us that some treats are best enjoyed upside down. She challenged us to make a tarte tatin from scratch. I like to think I know how to make pies. They are a big part of Thanksgiving in my family -- we frequently have… Continue reading Tarte Tatin {Daring Kitchen}

Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Somewhere between a cake and a quick bread, this decadent loaf perfectly marries chocolate and bananas! Reader, I want to apologize for posting my Saturday posts on Sundays. But lately, my Saturdays (and my Mondays through Fridays) seem to be disappearing. The daylight hours--the times I might try to photograph the things I cook--especially seem… Continue reading Double Chocolate Banana Bread