Peppermint Bark Brownies

  On days like 12-12-12 or 05-05-05 or maybe 10-10-10 … Don’t ya just expect more out of them?  I sure do. Days that only happen once a century…something special should happen.  Right? We won’t see 12-12-12 again until 12-12-2112.  I will be 129.58 years old.  I mean, seriously, something spectacular should happen on daysContinue reading “Peppermint Bark Brownies”

Chocolate Coconut Espresso Cookies

Is your tree up?  Lights strung and garland draped?  Candy canes hooked and ornaments placed just so?  The angel tree topper straight or is there a red bow with its red tails cascading down your tree?  Do you string popcorn and cranberries or perhaps marshmallows?  Have you named it?  It is a thing…people naming theirContinue reading “Chocolate Coconut Espresso Cookies”

Intense Chocolate Tart w/ Gingersnap Crust

I loved the pie lady. We never knew her real name.  Maybe my mom knows.  Moms know that sort of thing.  She lived two miles out of town.  Calculating miles in the country is easy, each stretch of road between crossroads, is almost always one mile.  So the one stop light in town to  TheContinue reading “Intense Chocolate Tart w/ Gingersnap Crust”

Chocolate Chip Pistachio Pound Cake

Any pistachio lovers out there?  What a qui-dinky-dink.  Me too. Not long ago, I was able to pick you/we pistachio eaters out of a crowd.  Those red fingers were  a dead give away.  Anyone know why they dyed them red?  I am fully aware that a quick Google search ‘why were pistachios dyed red?’ wouldContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Pistachio Pound Cake”

Coconut Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am in a funk, a rut.  Having a serious lazy bout.  A bit blasé.   Even a touch melancholy.  Whatever you call it, I am in it.  My get up and go is gone.  This happens from time to time ( to everyone, I think.  I hope.) and this time around it is becauseContinue reading “Coconut Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Chocolate Banana Zucchini Bread

Dessert for breakfast is ALWAYS a good idea.  Your ten year old self was correct…ice cream does taste best before noon.  As does chocolate cake.  And icing.  And pie.  And sometimes liquor, but that is more your 29 year old self talking, not the pre-adolescent peep squeak sneaking cookies for breakfast.  I don’t think IContinue reading “Chocolate Banana Zucchini Bread”

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Scones

Happy Tuesday friends! I am gonna let you in on a little secret about myself…this whole endless sunshine and extreme warmth is wearing out its welcome.  I need rain.  Much like my grass.  I need a few days of overcast skies and big fat raindrops.  Not a thunderstorm.  Just rain.  No blue sky.  No yellowContinue reading “Chocolate Chocolate Chip Scones”