Chocolate Espresso Bean Shortbread Cookies

Coffee.  I am addicted.  I am totally cool with it. Just coffee, plain ol’ drip coffee…coffee snob, I am not.  Snobs are no fun and make other people feel like crap.  I try not to make people feel like crap.  No one deserves that, especially when they are just trying to enjoy a cup of coffee.Continue reading “Chocolate Espresso Bean Shortbread Cookies”

Fudgy Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

We need to discuss some things here today. I am prematurely turning into an old person.  And by old I am talking mid-70’s.  There abouts. 1) I fell down the stairs yesterday morning.  I stepped on the cat and tumbled down the stairs.  Like an old person.  Some how I managed to pull some sortContinue reading “Fudgy Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting”

Chocolate Pudding Cake w/ Browned Butter Icing

Before my long run yesterday – 15 miles yo! (totally not bragging here- I just simply needed to tell someone how far I ran, because I am super excited about it!)  Anywho.. before my run, I wrote a whole blog post about chocolate pudding and the failure that it was.  A failure that turned into aContinue reading “Chocolate Pudding Cake w/ Browned Butter Icing”

Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

It’s funny.  I have several pages of scribbled recipes/ideas and a folder full of recipes that I want to whip up.  I could go many months before I would need to think about what to make next.  But you wanna know how often I turn to this list or open the folder?  Rarely.  Instead, IContinue reading “Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread”

Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

Happy Monday! I made cookies.  Cookies to be enjoyed with coffee.  And on Mondays, coffee is essential.  But if you are like me, coffee is essential each and every day…(as are cookies!)  Not because you need the jolt of caffeine to get you going in the morning or through the dreaded afternoon lag…but because you truly enjoy theContinue reading “Chocolate Walnut Biscotti”

Snow Storms and Chocolate Cupcakes

I love snow storms.  It is more of a conditional love, but love nonetheless. The conditions include… Being at home, in sweatpants, on my couch, drinking a hot cup of something, watching the snow accumulate out side my window.  I don’t want to go to work or attend any planned event…Truth be told,  I really don’tContinue reading “Snow Storms and Chocolate Cupcakes”

Chocolate Chip Almond Scones w/ Vanilla Glaze

I just did something crazy. Something I have been wanting to do for several years. And by several… we are talking 10 years. Something that my dad will call me nuts for doing.  Not for the first time or the last, thankfully. Something that will take 4 months to prepare for. Hours of time setContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Almond Scones w/ Vanilla Glaze”

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I am writing this from my living room floor, sitting ever so close to the fireplace.  It is not even 5pm and it is already reaching dusk.  Sadly, it has looked like dusk since sunrise this morning.  Winter in Cleveland is something one has to get used to.  Beyond the snow accumulation, the amount of overcast daysContinue reading “Chocolate Crinkle Cookies”

Pecan Sandies With Mini Chocolate Chips

I have lived in my current house (only house, besides the parent’s) for 4 years…Besides the parent’s house, which I have tendency to still call home, it is the longest time I have ever spent in one location.  2 years of dorm life, followed by 3 years in one apartment, followed by 1 year in anotherContinue reading “Pecan Sandies With Mini Chocolate Chips”