Boca Negra, or Black Mouth

This, besides black forest cake, is my oldest child’s favorite cake. I’ve only made it twice because she’s actually allergic to eggs, so as you might understand, when I do make it, she savors every mouthful. And for good reason — it’s...

Let’s Talk Chocolate Now

I haven’t done a foodie post in a while, and I stumbled upon a link a couple of days ago (I *think* it was Jenn who shared it, sorry, can’t remember for sure) — about chocolate manufacturing practices that are unfair to cocoa farmers, etc. Today I...

Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Banana Bread

This is the allergen-free version of Jazzed Up Banana Bread, as promised…. but first, a note on flours: I keep a variety of gluten-free flours and starches and just mix and match when experimenting with recipes. My general rule is to dump small amounts of...

Chocolate Chocolate “Luna Bars” (DIY, Homemade, Yummy)

Who doesn’t love Luna Bars, right? I would eat them everyday, but my family can’t. So I got to thinking — they’re really just rice krispies (TM) with a layer of chocolate or other creamy sticky sweet goodness. The sad thing is my...

Baked Hot Chocolate

A four-ingredient wonder, this dessert is one of the easiest you can make, with things you probably already have in your pantry and fridge. The only thing to get right really is the timing. A mixer, either a handheld one or a stand mixer, would be handy, but if push...