Coconut Chocolate Macaroons

These are not what I had envisioned.  Nope.  Not at all. I envisioned lightly browned coconut dollops, studded with mini chocolate chips.  That was the picture I had in my head.  However, what emerged from my kitchen held no resemblance to my original idea.  Zero.  Zip.  Zilch. You see, when you fold chocolate chips intoContinue reading “Coconut Chocolate Macaroons”

Chocolate Chocolate Mint Cookies

I don’t have my Christmas tree up yet.  I may not even put one up this year.  Mom, if you are reading this…I am not depressed.  I just don’t want to put the tree away come January.  I am afraid it would become an Easter tree… My Chrismas cards are still in their package fromContinue reading “Chocolate Chocolate Mint Cookies”

Penguins and Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Did you know it’s PENGUIN season?  Or as I like to say (apparently) PINGUIN.  I also pronounce it in a New England accent.  It’s strange.  It happens.  I say a lot of words strangely compared to other Ohioans.  But they are normal to me and I am in no rush to correct my weirdness.  Plus,Continue reading “Penguins and Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Biscotti”

Nutty Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  I have a kitten napping on my lap.  His name is Stanley.  He is my new roomie.  I like him.  I think I’ll keep him.  However, he is quite a hindrance on my activity level.  I can’t disturb the cute ball of fur.  That would be mean.  The lyrics to “Soft Kitty” is runningContinue reading “Nutty Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

NO Bake Cookies

Its hot.  Like really hot.  And humid.  But I am not complaining.  Nope.  I remember the winter, that was hell.  I promised myself then not to complain about the heat now.  So this is me not complaining.  Just soaking in the warmth.  I just ask one favor…please don’t judge me when I sweat because IContinue reading “NO Bake Cookies”

S’more Brownies

Ham: Hey, Smalls, you wanna s’more? Smalls: Some more of what? Ham: No, do you wanna s’more Smalls: I haven’t had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing? Ham: You’re killing me Smalls! These are s’more’s stuff! Alrite now pay attention. First you take the graham, you stick the chocolate onContinue reading “S’more Brownies”

PB Chocolate Chip Blondies

Bake sales…they rank right up there with lemonade stands.  They make me smile.  I just like them.  I like them a lot.  Its childhood, small town America, innocence, sugar.  All wrapped up, placed behind a card table with a homemade sign and smiling faces.  All is good.  My only quip with bake sales is that theyContinue reading “PB Chocolate Chip Blondies”

Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Cupcakes

Start doing sit-ups now.  Log a few miles.  Pump some iron.  Run some stairs.  I did.  Why?  One word, cupcakes.  Take notice of the platter, my lovely grandmother painted it!  Awesome, right? Not just any cupcake.  These are chocolate cupcakes, filled and iced with a Bailey’s infused chocolate ganache and chocolate buttercream icing.  Maybe I should haveContinue reading “Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Cupcakes”