Creamy Hot Cocoa

We’re getting the one-two-punch of winter on the east coast: the cold, freezing temps and then the snow. When life gives you snow, stay in, bundle up and enjoy this deliciously rich and creamy stove-top cocoa. It makes winter sooo much more bearable!  You know how some things take you right back to the good … [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Pie

My husband’s grandmother had a knack for making the best, out-of-this world pies. Elaborate pie crimping was her forté. They were picture-perfect, never burnt, no cracks, never a soggy bottom, just so beautiful you were almost afraid to sink your teeth into them.  However, before we were married, that wonderful husband-to-be of mine told his … [Read more…]

Pear Rum Dum Cake

I’m all about old-school and being nostalgic…like say for instance, rum cake. Rum cake is a dessert classic, one of those blasts from the past kind of things? Your grandma probably made rum cake, didn’t she? You remember, it was a divine, scrumptious Sunday dessert. Well, I’m here to tell ya why we must bring … [Read more…]

One Bowl Ultimate Cocoa Brownies

With so many boxed brownie mixes out there,  who makes chocolate brownies from scratch? So many “from scratch” recipes are complicated and disappointing.  But these decadent, rich brownies are guaranteed not to disappoint.  We like this recipe, because we always have all the ingredients on hand to keep the chocolate cravings at bay. I don’t … [Read more…]

Easy Baked Pumpkin Donuts

  A couple of weeks ago, I went to our local bakery.  I was craving pumpkin donuts.  Everything I’ve seen lately was pumpkin flavored so I was sure they would have pumpkin donuts. But nope, no pumpkin donuts there. I’m telling you, I had to have some pumpkin donuts.  My husband recently bought me some awesome … [Read more…]