Desserts


Baked Buttermilk Chocolate Donuts

Buttermilk gives these ultra-chocolatey donuts a little bit of tang. Baking saves the mess (and calories) of frying, which obviously means you can have two. And while the chocolate ganache topping is optional, it’s certainly worth the extra step because it gives these cake-like babies a smooth lushesness. Jump to […]

Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

Weekday Eggnog

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I love the sound of my husband’s snore. Not the foghorn snore he makes when he’s sick. That snore is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Nor do I love the grunting snore he makes when he’s lifted too hard. That snore makes me want to sucker punch him in his […]


Man Gettin’ Chocolate Cupcakes

Ultra-chocolatey and spiked with coffee, these handheld babies are dangerously good. If you want to just get down to the business of baking, (click here.) I spent last weekend, a good portion of the weekend before that, and pretty much every single evening in-between making dust pies and acquainting myself […]

These ultra-chocolatey cupcakes are spiked with coffee and a jig (or two) of Grand Mariner for a handheld treat that's dangerously good.

Coconut-Cranberry Chews

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Last Saturday morning, I was standing in the kitchen when I returned my dad’s call. Sun was pouring through the window. Dishes from Friday night’s deep dish extravaganza were stacked in the sink. And as I hung up the phone, I thought to myself, I wish I’d known him better. […]