Funfetti “sundae” cupcakes

I sit here on my last Sunday night in Sydney feeling a bit despondent to leave such an incredible place and such a formative experience behind me, albeit for many  new exciting adventures.  So I thought it would be appropriate to write about funfetti cupcakes because they are the happiest kind of cupcake.  (Yes, cupcakes … Continue reading

Chocolate ganache cake balls

My third birthday in Australia recently came and went and it was without a doubt the best one I’ve experienced here.  No birthday is complete without copious amounts of baked goods of course, and add in my best friend’s visit and there was really a steady stream of baking occurring throughout (although honestly I was … Continue reading

Simple chocolate cake

As I’ve mentioned before, several of my closest remaining friends at my company have all converged upon Sydney recently, so obviously this presents many opportunities to bake for them.  This cake was a birthday request and although I was prepared to make all manner of complex layered chocolate cakes, the decision was to go with … Continue reading

Flourless chocolate brownie cookies

I know I talk a lot about chocolate, but I just need it.  Some days more than others, but I need at least a little every single day.  I have been craving chocolate more than usual these past few days and if you are having a fairly hardcore chocolate craving you have to go with … Continue reading

Peanut butter pretzel cookies

Friends! I am so sorry for the radio silence.  I have been in lovely London for the past six days working and exploring the city as my potential next home, and also the functionality of wordpress has failed me (the site is randomly breaking down), so the combination of those has resulted in far less … Continue reading

Salted chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

So yes I make cookies all the time (really…at least 1-2 times per week), but it’s been a long time since I’ve posted about the good old chocolate chip cookie.  Like the brownie, the chocolate chip cookie is just one of those items that is a baker’s delight to play with since so many varieties … Continue reading

Browned butter chocolate oat bars

It is officially my blog’s first year anniversary!  I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I started this blog and that I’ve actually been able to keep up with it.  Thanks so much to all of you who take the time to read the entries – I really am so flattered that my … Continue reading

S’mores Cookies

This is a blow your socks off, please help because I literally can not stop eating these, type of cookie.  Like the other s’more dessert that I’ve posted on here, this is one in my “impress people” arsenal that I like to pull out every once in a while.  The only reason I do not … Continue reading

Chocolate meringue tart

This is a tart not for the faint of heart.  It is beautiful and it is rich.  The amazing thing about it is that it can be created with such little effort.  Yes, it’s three parts, but each of them only has a few ingredients!  I also love how simple meringue is to make (it’s … Continue reading

Everything birthday cookies

I try to keep this blog mostly about the food, but I just have to take the opportunity to express how genuinely touched I was by the number of people in America who remembered my birthday (sometimes even across the time zone change!) and sent thoughtful notes.  I’m in year two of this Australia journey … Continue reading