Tag Archives: baking

Brownies with marshmallow-mint frosting

I’ve made more thematic St. Patrick’s Day items in past years. There were the Guinness/Bailey’s/Jameson cupcakes, the beef and Guinness pies, the soda bread, the Irish coffee sundaes, the Guinness chocolate cake. But this year, I went a slightly lazier … Continue reading

Posted in baking, eating | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Banana coconut cake with chocolate frosting

It has been far, far too long since I posted a cake recipe, y’all. But today I’m going to remedy that with a doozy — an easy three-layer banana-coconut cake with simple, perfect chocolate frosting, toasted coconut and chocolate ganache. … Continue reading

Posted in baking, eating | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Secret-ingredient chocolate cake

Did you know that putting beets in chocolate cake is a thing? Apparently it’s a thing. I wasn’t really sure how to feel about the idea, though. I’m not exactly a huge beet fan (although I reportedly loved them as … Continue reading

Posted in baking, eating | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Strawberry blondies

I have to confess: I don’t think I had ever had a blondie before about a year ago, when my former neighbor made some. And I was totally missing out, y’all. Blondies are like brownies without chocolate — perfect for … Continue reading

Posted in baking, eating | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bourbon brown sugar shortbread

We have a lot of bourbon in our house. It’s in our bar, in our pantry, on display and even in a painting on our wall. Apparently that’s normal for someone from Kentucky whose family runs a distillery… but it … Continue reading

Posted in baking, eating | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Triple chocolate cookies with sprinkles

OK, so it’s almost Christmas and I haven’t posted any cookies yet. I’m really sorry. I do have some fabulously delicious cookies for you today, though. I have made them twice, once with rainbow sprinkles and once with red, white … Continue reading

Posted in baking, eating | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Red velvet whoopie pies

If you watched or read about Saturday’s game, you’ll know that “sad” is an understatement for how I feel. Crushed, perhaps? Forlorn? This piece hits the nail on the head, but if you’re looking for a shorter summary: It was … Continue reading

Posted in baking, eating | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Frankencookies

I had this great idea: Chocolate chip cookies with candy corn. Yum, right? And there are recipes and photos out there of such a cookie. Then I realized they might be overly sweet, so I decided to add some crushed … Continue reading

Posted in baking, eating | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Tomboy cake

I was super excited when I got the October 2012 issue of Bon Appetit with “best-ever layer cakes” on the cover. But not all of them looked that exciting, honestly. Then I signed up to help Zach and Clay of … Continue reading

Posted in baking, eating | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Cotton candy cloud cupcakes

After I decided to bake cupcakes for DC Cupcake Camp, I had to decide what kind to make. It wasn’t an easy choice. First, I made a long list of ideas. Then I asked some friends for their input on … Continue reading

Posted in baking, eating | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments