CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE

This chocolate zucchini cake is so good and gives you another way to use some of that zucchini. This is good with or without the frosting but I think the more chocolate the better. The frosting just completes how good this cake really is....more

Bubo Pasteleria and Chocolatier in Barcelona, Spain

It was a dreary day in Barcelona, Spain. The drizzly, grey, and chilly weather dampened my mood much like the Pacific Northwest’s. Insistent on exploring solely by foot, I walked alone from my hostel near MACBA to the Museu Picasso. Recalling how I was a mere inch away from getting mugged (in a failed effort to find Adria’s burger joint), I conscientiously absorbed in the street’s spirit and simultaneously watched my back....more

Celebrate the 4th with an Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Per Merriam-Webster, a sundae is ice cream served with topping (as crushed fruit, syrup, nuts, or whipped cream) and the first known use of the word was 1897. We've come a long way from ancient Rome when snow was mixed with honey, and from Victorian England when flavored ices were a regular part of the Upper Crust's dessert array. Today the variety of flavors available would blow old Nero's mind and the Victorians would no doubt tremble in horror at the idea of partaking in Foie Gras, bacon, licorice or Whale. No, I'm not making that last one up......more

Vegan Dark Chocolate Triple Layer Cake

I am not a vegetarian but when I find a recipe that tastes good and makes my family happy I don't care what the title to the recipe is. A friend shared this with me many years ago and I recently baked it again. Yes it still tastes as good. ...more

This looks like the perfect dessert!more

Baking Your Garden ~ Zucchini Nutella Swirl Muffins

Baking Drama produces Zucchini Muffins with Nutella Swirl....more

These look like mouth-watering deliciousness!more

Cake Pops Have Consumed Me

It's no secret.  For the past eighteen months, the art of baking, chocolate melting, lollipop sticks, sprinkles, colored sugars, and shaping cake has consumed me.  My quest has been to get that tiny ball of cake shaped into a position that resembles...well...something recognizable!...more

Goat Cheese, Strawberries & Chocolate, Oh My!

I have been a little obsessed with strawberries and goat cheese lately. We were eating this salad the other day and I realized that I was searching out strawberries and goat cheese to eat together from among the other salad fixings to put together on my fork. Then after we were finished and were just eating sliced strawberries and hubs suggested that we have a little more goat cheese, the combination was almost like cheesecake. Then he made the mix it with chocolate suggestion and the idea for these little confections was born. And trust me, these are fantastic....more

These look amazing. I will try them this week! Thanks.more

Is Chocolate Healthy? Part 1

You have probably heard the good news: chocolate is good for your health. But is it really? How can those fabulously rich brownies and other yummy chocolate treats we love be healthy when they are also responsible for expanding our derrieres? I decided to investigate the claim that chocolate is healthy and share my findings with you....more

Italian Chocolate Torte

 t's been a long year, for what ever reason it seemed that what ever could go wrong did, tasks were more difficult, sales were off, and I just didn't quite feel as productive as I should have been.  But the good thing about a school year is that it ends, you get rest, a chance to recuperate, to re invigorate and to come back stronger the next year!  Well that's the plan at least....more