Banana Pudding Popsicles...
Maybe it’s been the heat, or my lack of air conditioning during the heat, but I’ve been thinking about Jell-O Banana Pudding Pops lately.  I generally believe that the entirely random thoughts that breeze through our brains are on their way to the discard pile — unless we pay attention...
Chocolate Coffee and Cream Cookies with ...
Apologies for the lentil salad meltdown and thanks to those who sent words of support.  Ham bones have a way of making me crazy. Or maybe it’s motherhood and children.  Who the hell knows.  Anyhoo.  Life goes on and we still need chocolate, right?  So, I shall stay strong and carry on and...
Cocoa Butter Chocolate Chunk Brownie Coo...
Recently, my brother in law who works for a chocolate company (unnamed, of course — that’s how we do it here) asked me if I would ever have any interest in getting my hands on cocoa butter or chocolate liquor. Thinking that maybe I could give myself a massage and get drunk on chocolate, I...
Whole Grain Orange Oatmeal Lace Cookies...
Am I the only one who *hates* making cut out sugar cookies?  They are just so fussy.  And there is no instant gratification — make the dough, chill the dough, roll the dough, chill the dough, cut the cookies, re-roll the dough, bake the cookies, cut some more cookies, chill the freaking dough...
Black Bean Chocolate Chunk Cookies...
I have a hypothesis about cookies.  No one hates them.  Sure, we all love certain types better than others — but in a land without back fat, would you ever *really* want to turn down a cookie?  I am thinking no.  And I have come to realize that I can use this fact to make my children eat just...
Chocolate Zucchini Cake...
We have entered into the time of the summer where zucchini is plentiful.  And by plentiful, I mean like a crazy band of procreating feral cats.  The first two or three kittens are so damn cute — but then they just become a nuisance that not even your neighbors or co-workers want.  You know the...
Honey Chocolate Chunk Cookies...
Our rainy spring has turned into a rainy and cool summer here in the northeast.  So that means our pool days have become “ummm, what on earth are we going to do today?” days.  Because, you see, I have figured out the secret to staying sane with the kids at home over the summer:  you must...
Crispy Oatmeal Cookies...
I have never particularly loved oatmeal cookies.  They are generally too cakey or too raisiny or too something.  It’s not that I wouldn’t eat them — but they just don’t come to mind as something I’d set out to bake.  Unless of course, I loaded them with chocolate chunks. Yesterday,...
Allergy Friendly Chocolate Chunk Brownie...
1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup water 1/2 cup soy or canola-based margarine (With no whey, etc. I use Earth Balance.) 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Scharffen Berger) 2 cups white sugar 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup...