Baked S’mores Squares

S'mores Bars...crazy good, I can eat s'mores all year now!!

S’mores are what camping is really all about. This summer’s brief camping foray reminded me that I’m not much of a beach person, don’t particularly like wandering down a dirt road to use a public bathroom home to an entire terrarium worth of small, unpredictable wildlife, have no fondness for dressing out of a duffel […]

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Breakfast doesn’t get much better than this. This is the time of year when you  need to buy scads of fresh cranberries and squirrel them away in your freezer for the rest of the year, to make things like Cranberry Lemon Scones, Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls, Cranberry Sauce Oat Bars, and these-here muffins.  My 6-year-old isn’t […]

Double Chocolate Skillet Cookie

Double Chocolate Skillet Cookie

Skillet cookies have more than one use around here.  Not only do they satisfy any major sweet craving handily, they are also cooked in my cast iron skillet, which apparently can help with iron intake.  Dark chocolate also happens to be high in iron, so this extra-chocolately jumbo cookie is really a health investment. My […]

Saturday Sweets: Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons - naturally gluten free

It’s a beee-yoo-tiful sunny cold day here in Ontario, the first draft of my impending paper is printed off for editing, and we’re off to visit my littlest sister and some butterflies, so it promises to be a great day! We won’t talk about the fact that Carl leaves on Monday, putting an end to […]

Saturday Sweets: Chewy Homemade Granola Bars

Granola Bars

I used to buy granola bars like they were going out of style. You know, the chocolate dipped ones stuffed with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and sprinkles?  Those ones. Now I make granola bars like they’re going out of style. And I don’t dip them in chocolate, much as I’d sometimes like to. These aren’t a granola bar […]

Saturday Sweets: Fudgy Brownies with Cookie Dough Frosting

Cookie Dough Brownies

So I had these brownies lurking in my freezer due to what I can only assume was residual baby brain.  While making the brownie layer for the base of that Brownie Cake with Coconut Meringue, I somehow ended up doubling the  butter in the very first step and melting it with the chocolate, making it […]


Hello, friends! Today you can find me posting over on Kristen’s blog, Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker.  She’s hosting a Month of Solid Chocolate – HELLO, you all knew I’d be there :)  And I brought cookies! These cookies are so simple, so chewy, so HOT CHOCOLATEY, and you probably have all the ingredients […]

Brownie Cake with Coconut Meringue: A Celebration!

I am terrible at remembering things like birthdays, anniversaries, and other milestones.  Heck, I can barely remember what day of the week it is most of the time!  But early this week I was somehow struck, thinking about how Sarah and I made a gorgeous vibrant rainbow cake last year around this time for some […]

Top 20 Recipes of 2012

If you visit this blog once a year, or this is the first time ever, this is the day to be here.  The year’s best all at your fingertips, 20 recipes I dare say you can’t help but love if you try ’em :) Can I just be like everyone else on the planet for […]