TWD: Honey-Nut Brownies

Things You Should Know About Honey-Nut Brownies 1. They sound like a delicious breakfast cereal 2. They look and taste more like a honey cake than a chocolate brownie 3. They are much improved by a thick layer of fudgy chocolate-sour cream frosting 4. There is nothing in the world that is not much improved…

Marzipan Brownie Tart

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, we had this festive dessert: Okay, so it doesn’t look very festive from the outside. Actually, it looks downright plain. Homely. FRUMPY. There, I said it. But it has a surprise inside… A bright green layer of homemade pistachio marzipan! …Wait, come back.

TWD: Citrus Cranberry Sunshine Muffins

Citrus sunshine muffins, you say? I’ve got your sunshine right here: Well, okay, that’s not so impressive. But you have to believe me that it’s been very sunny and downright hot here the past few days! The perfect weather to pair with these bright and cheery muffins:

Pink Grapefruit Cake

Hey, remember that time I had all those oranges and grapefruits, and begged for citrus recipes? You guys had some awesome ideas, and I dutifully bookmarked them and printed them and planned on a whopper of a Citrus Month…and then ate almost all of the fruit raw. Grapefruit for breakfast, sometimes two or three oranges…

TWD: Corniest Corn Muffins

It’s a rare day when I post a savory recipe on this here blog. I think this is literally only the 3rd or 4th non-dessert to be posted since this blog started lo these many years ago. And one of the previous times was another TWD cornbread recipe!

Mini Chocolate Doughnuts

I hope this doesn’t make you uncomfortable, but I have to share. In January, we went to New York City, and I had a spiritual experience. I went here, and my life was changed forever: Prior to my trip to the Doughnut Plant, I was lukewarm on the question of doughnuts. Sure, I’d been known…

Chocolate Pot de Cremes, A Cure For the Common Plague

I am back from the brink. Hallelujah and high-fives all around! For the past two weeks I’ve been suffering from something I not-at-all melodramatically termed “the plague,” which also not-at-all resembles the actual plague, either in symptoms or severity. Nevertheless. It was gnarly. My body is recovering, my drugs are doing their job, my husband…

TWD: Chocolate Oatmeal Drops

This week’s recipe, Chocolate Oatmeal Drops, is a toughie to explain. Imagine cookies with the flavor and texture of brownies. Yum, right? Now mix in…oatmeal. It’s weird, it’s unexpected, but it actually kind of worked. Much like other unusual couplings–french fries with milkshakes, chocolate with bacon, Taylor Swift with Jake Gyllenhaal–sometimes it’s the contrasts that…

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