Sometimes, you need a chocolate boost. These chocolate chip cupcakes give an extra dose of chocolate! I love the classic combo of vanilla cupcakes and chocolate frosting, but the tiny bits of chocolate inside the cupcake make an added surprise. Plus, on a whim I made the frosting with dark chocolate and that was EVERYTHING. It gave the… Read More Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Frosting
BIG NEWS EVERYONE. I’ve found a way to improve on brownies. Not possible, they said. How do you make brownies better?? Topping them with cookie dough, that’s how.
What’s better than chocolate cake? Chocolate Torte! It’s richer and denser than a regular cake, and best of all makes you sound fancy when you say it. I’m sharing this decadent dessert in honor of St. Patrick’s day! Somehow a rich chocolate cake felt like the perfect dessert after corned beef and Guinness. Full disclosure:… Read More Chocolate Torte
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to share my husband’s favorite dessert: chocolate chess pie. This is Logan’s absolute favorite. His family always has it at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and once we went to his aunt’s house and she pulled out FOUR to give to him to get him through finals. (Bonus: they freeze well.)… Read More Angus Barn Chocolate Chess Pie
I hope everyone is enjoying some slower days in this last week of 2016! We’re watching lots of TV and playing with our Christmas presents. In the spirit of this holiday laziness, here’s an easy but festive breakfast bread. I love desserts masquerading as breakfast. It’s as if adding cinnamon or fruit makes them acceptable… Read More Cinnamon chocolate chip bread
One of my favorite things about apple pie is that it’s become a tradition with practically all of the really American holidays. Apple pie is equally at home at Thanksgiving, Independence Day, and Christmas! It also happens to be a family favorite. So even when we have four dessert options (aka every thanksgiving ever), this… Read More Classic Holiday Apple Pie
Over the years following my study abroad in Australia, several of my international friends visited me. I was thrilled to see them but always struggled with where to take them. After taking them on a tour of my campus, feeding them North Carolina barbecue, and introducing them to my local friends, I was always at a loss… Read More Triangle Bucket List: a conclusion