Chocolate covered cheesecake bites

This is such a supreme dessert that trying to describe it seems redundant. Vanilla cheesecake is made extra creamy with mascarpone cheese and tops a buttery pecan and graham cracker crust. A thick covering of chocolate covers the entire very worthwhile goodie. You will want to cut these small as they are very rich. Cut them into squares or rectangles, or use a cookie cutter to make elegant little rounds. Top with candy flowers or whatever edible decor you fancy! Read More

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Salted caramel chocolate chip bars

Rich, gooey and dangerously delicious, these divine cookie bars will be devoured by all who encounter them. Milk chocolate chip cookie dough sandwiches a rich salted caramel filling, and the bars are dusted with more sea salt flakes after baking. Adapted from a Shelly Jaronsky recipe, these are a worthy addition to your cookie bar repertoire.

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Zucchini Oat Bread

This is a simple and unpretentious recipe for zucchini bread– nothing out of the ordinary in the list of ingredients, nothing unexpected in the spice combinations, but they come together in the most delicious of ways.  The rolled oats add a subtle flavor and make for a slightly chewy texture and dusting the top with raw sugar and more oatmeal gives it a fresh from the bakery appearance! Read More


Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Dear Zucchini, you are the most satisfying vegetable for the brown thumbed gardener…You grow so cooperatively and easily that it seems wrong to resent your abundance and fireplace log dimensions, but it can be a challenge to keep finding new and delicious recipes.   Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes the grade however, with chocolate and espresso flavors and a sizable amount of shredded zucchini. Double or triple the recipe and freeze some for school lunches. Read More


Southern Lawyer Cookies

These great big cookies contain everything dear to the heart of a soon-to-be- Southern lawyer…  bourbon, brown sugar, chocolate chips, toffee pieces, pecans, marshmallows and yes indeed, BACON!  Topping it off is a nice thick layer of rich brown sugar frosting–res judicata! Read More


Mini fruit tarts

These are the easiest and cutest little fruit tarts– perfect for adding some color and variety to a cookie tray, a brunch buffet or a tea party.  Use a favorite pastry recipe or save a little time by using purchased crust. Read More