Chocolate toffee cookies

If you are looking for some SERIOUS chocolate in a cookie, this is a very safe bet.  All of you milk chocolate lovers, just step away –  this cookie is only for serious chocolate addicts.  I proudly count myself in this group and thus thoroughly enjoyed this cookie.  I actually used half unsweetened chocolate and … Continue reading

Totally American cookies

Happy fourth of July everyone!  For the first time in a while I am actually in the states for this very American holiday, although today I cooked a dinner of spaghetti squash and a tomato sauce with spinach and tofu crumbles, soooo I’m not as patriotic as most.  Nevertheless, since coming back to the states, … Continue reading

Blueberry cranberry banana bread

After six weeks on the road, it’s been delightful to settle back into life in the states with family and friends and have much more consistent access to a kitchen (or rather, my friends’ kitchens).  Upon discovering some old frozen bananas in my mom’s freezer, I decided it was necessary to bake a new type … Continue reading

Berry baked oatmeal

To continue on my little breakfast theme, let’s move on to a breakfast food that is often overlooked: oatmeal.  Oatmeal is a delightful nutritious (at least most of the time, depending on what you put in it) breakfast that’s especially good when it’s a bit cooler out.  It’s a great comfort food for me, but … 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

Oatmeal molasses bars

Although I love chocolate, I am also a sucker for a good chewy oatmeal raisin cookie (and even more so if there is chocolate in it).  So when I was looking for recipes to use up the last of this jar of molasses I had, I thought it would be great to put the remainder … Continue reading

Chocolate chunk sea salt cookies

Sometimes, you just need a good chocolate chip cookie.  It’s exceedingly hard for me to make the most basic of cookies without adding a little twist, and I know I have a tried and true recipe for chocolate chip cookies already on this blog.  But when I saw this one it caught my eye due … Continue reading


Today I present to you all one of the simplest cookie recipes I’ve ever made.  When I made gingerbread over the holidays I had to get a big jar of molasses even though the recipe only called for a bit (molasses is essential to gingerbread), so then I was stuck with spare molasses in my … Continue reading

Blueberry snack cake

I must admit that lately I haven’t been particularly inspired either cooking or baking wise.  I was busy entertaining people over the holidays and quite pre-occupied with this business school decision, but now that that’s made (I’m moving to London!), I’m ready to start trying out some new recipes again.  I had a bag of … Continue reading

Salted caramel blondies

Last month, I had to do some farewell baking for a colleague and I was told by inside sources that it was preferable the dessert be non-chocolate.  As you all know this tends to be a challenge for me but instead of scouring Tastespotting I thought perhaps I would actually just create something on my … Continue reading