dark cocoa brownies

Recipe from Alton Brown. They are amazing! If you like dark chocolate you MUST make these! I made them for our SB50 party and then again for Easter.  Comments include “they are sooo dark” (they look almost blue!), “you can only eat just one” (they are so rich) and my personal fav “those brownies are insane!”…

let a bundt cake do the talkin’

Recipe inspiration came from “Two Peas and Their Pod” when researching homemade chocolate bundt cake and yes the commercial jingle I’ve know since childhood inspired me as well (“a bundt cake says nice going and I’ve been thinking of you, but more than any other thing, a bundt cake says I love you!”). I adapted my…

orange liqueur olive oil pound cake with pomegranate glaze

The main inspiration on this one was a special gift for a dear friend’s birthday- the ideas started flowing remembering  a rum cake the previous week at another good friend’s party (could I do it without a bundt cake pan and with another liqueur and get similar results?), having access to a very old bottle…

Boozy fruit filling for kolaches (photos)- Heritage Love part 2

The photos that weren’t showing up in my last post… here they are! Boozy Fruit Filling… I cannot tell you how to start off the boozy fruit, but I’m sure you can find hundreds of postings online how to do it. My friends method took a few days start to finish, and there’s rules about…

Grilled Vegetables- it’s what’s left in the fridge

Grilled vegetables, it’s what’s left in the fridge. Tomatoes, squash, snap peas, onion, kale, peppers, potatoes in spanish olive oil, crushed red pepper, tjoes everything seasoning, sea salt and pepper. Fresh pretty and deliciously healthy. Great way to not let the veges go to waste and they held their flavor for over a week stored…

Delicious dark chocolate cake

I don’t take credit for original invention here, as I don’t consider myself a baker, so I usually tend to follow a recipe. But admittedly as usual, I went out of the lines… The original recipe is from Cook’s Illustrated, best chocolate moist cake. My variation used mexican vanilla, scharfenbergers cocoa, Belgium chocolate bar, cocoa…

What can you really do with cranberries? Cranberry port sorbet!

I got this idea from hunting around what can you do with cranberries besides make sauce or jam. I don’t have an icecream maker and remembered reading somewhere you can use frozen cookie sheets and it works just as well. So I improvised. Ingredients: fresh cranberrys, sugar, water, port, lemon zest and not pictured vanilla….