Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Bars!

Oh.My.Goodness. THESE BARS!! Maybe you’ve had pecan pie. Maybe (definitely) have had chocolate. Maybe drank some bourbon. But how about we take all three of these delectable treats, create a custard filling out of them, pour that custard over a buttery shortbread crust, bake it, and eat it warm with vanilla ice cream. WUUUTT They’re…

Pumpkin Spice Swirl Challah!

Have you had Challah? It’s a rich, fluffy, slightly sweet braided bread. It’s delectable as-is, toasted, or– my favorite– made into French toast! I love Challah (traditionally a Jewish Sabbath & holiday bread). And while it’s perfectly amazing as regular challah, I wanted to do something different that would make it unique and add #Fall…

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Bourbon Brownie Bars

When you’re having a chocolate craving, is there anything more satisfying than a brownie?? A rich, thick, gooey, luscious brownie warm from the oven? Perhaps topped with vanilla ice cream? Well, that’s certainly the scratch to my chocolate itch. I do love a classic brownie, but today, I wanted to take it up a notch….

Bourbon Apple Pie

Fall is here! The season for colorful leaves, cozy sweaters, campfires, pumpkin-spice-everything, and APPLES! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s almost time to dress the turkey, mash the potatoes, and bake pies. Mmmmmm, pie. Such a versatile dessert. And while there are lots of types of pies, there’s none more classic than the all-American…

Black & Blue Berry Pie, oh my!

Mmmm…pie. I love pie. Don’t you love pie? It’s such a versatile dessert. Chocolate pies, fruit pies, cookie pies, pudding pies, ice cream pies…and that doesn’t even consider the savory pie options..ENDLESS! Is there anything you can’t put into a pie? As you ponder that question.. Today we’re going to make a fruit pie! A…

Dark Chocolate Oaties with Peanut Butter Chips!

I love a good oatmeal cookie. Soft and chewy on the inside with the perfect crisp on the outside. Oatmeal chocolate chip is my go-to. But the other day, I was having this straight-up, chocolate craving. You other chocoholics out there know what I mean. I could have made brownies, but then I thought..how about…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Dream Cookies!

Chocolate and peanut butter. And peanut butter cups. And Reese’s pieces. And cookies. Is there anything better??? I think not. These babes are choc-full of Reese’s pieces and peanut butter cups (milk chocolate from Trader Joe’s…my favorite), plus oats for chewiness, milk chocolate chunks for extra chocolaty-ness, and even whole wheat flour! You know, for…

Over 35 embassy chefs compete, and the winner is…

Have you ever wanted to try authentic food from different cultures and countries? How about trying over 35 all in one night? Enter: the 2017 Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge presented by TCMA. Over 35 chefs representing their embassies descended upon the Ronald Readon Building on Wednesday for a little (friendly) competition. They each created one…

Rich Chocolate Cookies with Orange Ginger Sea Salt

As many of you know, I’m a chocolate gal. A chocolate lover. Chocoholic. You get the picture. Along those lines, I decided it was time for a cookie that not only has chocolate chunks in it, but has a deep chocolate dough, through-and-through, for the ultimate, indulgent, rich chocolate cookie. There is dark and milk…

The Peanut Butter Lover Cookie!

You’ve heard me say it before– Chocolate and peanut butter is the best combo on earth. Rich chocolate, satisfying peanut butter. So much flavor, you can’t deny it. After giving up chocolate for lent, this is the first cookie I made when it ended! Every bite is full of peanut buttery goodness and studded with…

My favorite pie– bourbon, chocolate, & pecans, oh my!

Do you love pie? Yes? Of course you do– everyone loves pie! From savory chicken pot pie to the sweet American classic– apple pie, there’s a pie for each and every one of you. If you like bourbon, chocolate, and pecans, THIS is your pie! It certainly is mine! It has a creamy, custardy texture chock-full…

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies– You’re welcome

Have you ever had the Gooey Cake dessert at The Hamilton in downtown DC? If you have, you’re as excited as I am right now. If you haven’t, I recommend trying it PRONTO!! It’s basically a bowl of warm, gooey cake-batter-like cake swimming in a chocolate sauce pool, topped with cookie crumbs and ice cream….