Hello, Delicious: Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie

  I’m an admitted picky pie person. Fruit pies just aren’t my thing, much to my husband’s chagrin.  I’m not saying I don’t like fruit desserts, that’s not it at all!  I love a good crisp, cobbler or shortcake.  I’m just not into fruit pies.  I’ll take one for the team and bake one up a couple of times a year, and I may even enjoy it (see my Salted Caramel Apple Pie post here), but my fruit pie baking days are few and far between. ...more
Bananas and chocolate...Yummy!more

eggless chocolate balls


Chocolate Mint Cookies

In Australia we have a biscuit (cookie) called Mint Slice which is absolutely delicious. It's a chocolate cookie topped with a mint cream and coated in dark chocolate.  From what I've been told it's similar to the Thin Mint Cookies that the US Girl Scouts sell....more

Death by Chocolate: A Play in 7 Tiers

Yesterday I received a nice surprise as I picked up my mail: I had a package!  Funny, I didn’t recall ordering anything online recently.  When the receiving room receptionist handed over a box that contained the words “chocolate” and “perishable” I thanked her and hightailed it outta there.  I didn’t even check to see if my name was on it.  (It was.)  Turns out my Aunt D sent me a “7 Story Chocolate Lover’s Gift Tower” to celebrate a recent success....more
Yes, it was! Much nicer than the bills/junk mail usually waiting for me!more

chocolate meringue tartlets

Yesterday I tried to make those little cookie bowls I saw on Pinterest. Epic fail as my daughter would say. But I did successfully make her birthday banner and these little chocolate meringue bites. Strange because none of the above items are really at all related so I'm not sure what was going on in my head. Nevertheless here are the chocolate meringue bites....more

I Eat Chocolate Behind My Kids' Backs (and other guilty pleasures)

http://www.everydayunderwear.com/2012/01/i-eat-chocolate-behind-my-kids-back-and.html Cindy Brown www.everydayunderwear.com...more

The Bostini


Saving Chocolate from Global Warming

I wrote this post in honor of chocolate. The chocolate harvest is now endangered by global warming....more

God and Santa Claus

Is it just me, or do a lot of people confuse God and Santa? Of course we did as children, big fat guy with white curly hair and a big beard, who wanted us to be good little girls and boys. He dressed up for Christmas, but he was the same guy....more

Chocolate oatmeal cookies & why they're my favorite at Christmas

I have a confession to make.  I have been keeping my most favorite Christmastime cookie recipe under lock and key, but I am caving. After all, I’m pretty sure you can find a recipe for this style of no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookie in about a million places on the internet.  The catch here is I can tell you how to ensure success.   And that’s because I’ve failed many times in the process....more