Red Velvet Cupcakes


Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. I hope you have special plans or are just making it an awesome day for yourself! Things are still winding down from my travels and a few other things I have going on, so no fancy dinner for us tonight (probably just left overs – that’s right, we know how to keep it classy). I did want to share a classic Valentine’s Day dessert and also, I realized I hadn’t shown you any of the pictures from my sisters wedding. There aren’t any of the ceremony only because I thought it would be in poor taste […]

Rich n’ Thick Adult Hot Chocolate & Whipped Dollops


I’m having a bah humbug moment. As I type this I am listening to Christmas carols but there is still no tree gracing my living room with pine needles everywhere. There is nothing wrapped. There is no holiday menu planned. I’ve cooked today, cleaned today been to the market today, and really I am not feeling it. Which is not like me at all. Normally I am a Christmas fanatic. One of those insanely perky people who will wish random strangers Merry Christmas and dance about with my Santa hat on with no fear of judgement from anyone. This year its not there. This […]

Give Thanks {Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cocoa}


Whether your table is filled with all the trimmings, house is packed with friends and family, or you are spending this Thanksgiving in a more cozy atmosphere and keeping it small and simple, today is a day to sit back and remind yourself all that you have to be thankful for. First and foremost I am thankful for chocolate. The man that keeps the roof over our heads. And my cute little buddies that fill my home with joy. Cozy flats, good magazines and limitless cookbooks. The amazing friends and family that I will be sharing my plate with today, […]

Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter and Walnuts


I have seen these awesome brownies popping up on several other blogs lately and I can’t imagine why with how delicious the cover of February’s Bon Appetit looked. Cupcakes may be king with pies trying to stage a coup but nothing will top the nostalgia of a great simple brownie in my book. The basic Nestle Chocolate Chip cookie and Hershey’s brownie are two recipes that are my father’s tried and true favorites (and for good reason as they are great every single time he makes them). But watch out Dad, because this brownie just may give yours a run […]