Touch-of-Crunch Chocolate Cake

When I told my husband what our next baking assignment for Tuesdays with Dorie he said, “I don’t think I can eat a cake made in a pie plate”. He was kidding of course. It is a chocolate month for us and this one more chocolaty than the last. This is a flourless chocolate cake…

Snowy-Topped Brownie Drops

This recipe is all I hoped it would be; chocolaty, chewy goodness. This is the brownie version of a crinkle topped cookie. Made with eight ounces of bittersweet chocolate, this is not for the faint of heart. We are chocolate lovers and these are disappearing fast in my house as well as the milk. To…

Caramelized-Coffee Bean Pots de Creme

This week on Tuesdays with Dorie we are tackling one of three Pots de Creme we have left on the list. This dessert is definitely for the coffee lover. The special part of this recipe is caramelizing the coffee beans in sugar while not setting off the fire alarm. Whole milk and cream are steeped…

Chocolate-Pecan Pie Cookie Bars

Every year I host a friendsgiving and it is always bigger than my Thanksgiving. I bake our November selections every year and Dorie’s desserts are always a crowd pleaser. This year I picked these chocolate-pecan pie cookie bars to share. The base of the cookie is Dorie’s sweet tart dough partially baked. The topping is…

Roasted Butternut Squash with Savory Granola

I love butternut squash; caramelized from roasting in the oven, pureed in a soup or diced in a salad. I love butternut squash but sadly my family does not share my opinion. I make dishes with butternut squash when I have guests that I know will like it or take to work for a potluck….

Croquets

Dorie says “These might win the prize for being the crunchiest cookies in the French canon.” I agree with Dorie that these are a nutty, crunchy and sweet cookie. A mere few ingredients blended to make these crunchy cookies that look like biscotti but are not. Egg whites, sugar and a little salt are blended…

Apple Cranberry Phyllo Turnovers

I was looking for recipes to use up some phyllo dough that I had leftover from another recipe and I came across this Ellie Krieger recipe from her Food Network show Healthy Appetite. I watched the video and this looked like a fast and easy dessert to make. The apples are cooked with dried cranberries,…