Flourless chocolate olive oil cake

A few weeks ago I had a dinner party where there were a few dietary restrictions, including dairy intolerance and gluten intolerance.  It can be rather difficult to find dessert recipes that are gluten and dairy free, but obviously I took it on as a fun challenge and found this AWESOME cake as a result. … Continue reading

Roasted tofu and vegetables

From what I can tell of the people who read this blog and give me their feedback, you all vastly prefer cookie / baked goods recipes to healthy vegetarian ones.  Apologies, but I must hold my ground and post this delightfully healthy recipe because I need the motivation to be healthy amongst all the massive … Continue reading

Nutella chocolate chip cookies

Ok I know you all prefer the cookie recipes, so let’s throw another one into the mix.  The reason that I think the flagship bakery I would open would be primarily cookie-focused is I just naturally gravitate towards cookie recipes, and when you can come up with variations on the classic chocolate chip or oatmeal … 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

Malted chocolate pretzel blondies

I have to admit, I actually haven’t been particularly baking inspired lately.  Much like with cooking, when I travel a lot, I tend to go back to familiar recipes that I love instead of seeking out new ones (trolling through food blogs does take a fair amount of time investment after all).  So when I … Continue reading

Chocolate crackle cookies

Because you can never have too many cookie recipes, here’s another one for the collection.  I typically think of these as a Christmas sort of cookie, but I’d had the recipe bookmarked for a while and one day when I was craving chocolate (yes, stress baking for me typically results in chocolate) I thought these … Continue reading

Salted chocolate truffle cookies

So, the Merri stress train continues with travel, more travel, work, and business school apps…which of course results in a lot of midnight baking.  Last week, one of my absolute favourite people in the office sadly had to leave us to go back to her home office of London.  Obviously I needed to bake for … Continue reading

Brownies with dried cranberries

How many brownie recipes can one actually have?  If you’re me, a lot.  A brownie recipe was one of the first things I posted on this blog, but even when I have a good one, I am always looking for more.  This one is great because it combines both dark chocolate and cocoa powder for … 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

Best blueberry muffins

I love a good muffin, and since I’ve gotten a really versatile mini muffin silicone pan, I enjoy looking for new muffin recipes to make in it whenever I can.  Like a good brownie or chocolate chip cookie, I think a classic blueberry muffin recipe is a must for anyone’s baking arsenal.  I’ve made quite … Continue reading