Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Vanilla Maple Frosting

Though Ireland is rich in heritage, I must say that my experience with both the nation and the holiday has been limited to savory experiences.   Needing to come up with something for an office pot luck, I turned to the world of baking to find something good to bring.   Apparently, putting Guinness Stout … Continue reading Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Vanilla Maple Frosting

World's Best Apple Cake topped with Confectioner's SUgar

World’s Best Apple Cake (The best dessert that’s not chocolate or ice cream)

Of all the things people ask me to make, and I oblige, the World's Best Apple Cake is at the top of the list (second only to the World's Best Chocolate Cake).   Many apple baked goods suffer from a lack of cohesion— apple pies (and their ilk) often feature hard or brittle crusts with … Continue reading World’s Best Apple Cake (The best dessert that’s not chocolate or ice cream)

Father’s Day Sugar Cake: Part Three of the Butterscotch Triology

This simple and delicious dessert was made for Father's Day, and is the third of my dessert recipes to feature butterscotch extract. (Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip cookies being the first and second). I'm not sure how I found this recipe (think it was through some kind of Pinterest investigation) but I am glad I did. … Continue reading Father’s Day Sugar Cake: Part Three of the Butterscotch Triology

Isabel’s Perfect Holiday New York Style Cheesecake: Sinful and Gluten-Free

If you are still searching for that perfect holiday dessert, I have one for you.   For both religious and secular celebrations (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Chanukah), this cheesecake is a winner.  Why? It's a dairy dessert, served cold and it's gluten-free (if you make it with corn starch, not flour). It  can be served with fruit or fruit topping or … Continue reading Isabel’s Perfect Holiday New York Style Cheesecake: Sinful and Gluten-Free

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin by Robert Deutsch

Don’t Waste Bananas! Perfect Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins

My kids seems to eat more bananas than nearly-cramping athletes during two weeks at the French Open (see this article about tennis players and bananas). It's hard even keeping them in stock. But once in a while, there comes a week at my house where the number of bananas purchased and the number consumed are terribly mismatched. … Continue reading Don’t Waste Bananas! Perfect Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins