Chocolate Dinner Mint Cake

Dinner Mint Cake

Okay, we are heading straight into the home stretch of Tis The Season, and one of things I am always doing this time of year is looking for the perfect combo of show-stopper and easy when it comes to that big holiday dinner dessert.  You know, the one that is going to get you a round of oohs and aahs when you bring it out, and then has your dining room settle down to delirious quietness because everyone is eating in happy holiday bliss...but also the one that is not going to keep you in the kitchen for hours.  Welcome to that dessert! Read More & Get the Recipe

Nutella Brownies

Nutella Brownies

I've never been one of those people who craves Nutella.  I know there are a lot of you out there, and I support your right to love and adore Nutella.  I have that same relationship with bacon, and I totally understand.  However, my entire position on Nutella changes when I bake it into brownies.  Easy, wonderful brownies studded with walnuts and flavored with a little bit of vanilla and cinnamon.  And a whole lot of Nutella,  Then I am IN! Read More & Get the Recipe

Peppermint Brownie Cake

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So, you say you are looking for a show-stopper of a dessert that is both dramatic and delicious?  Something chocolately and pepperminty, something that looks like like you spent hours in Santa's kitchen when really you spent almost no time in yours?  Please meet Peppermint Brownie cake, which is an easy, elegant conglomeration of brownie, meringue, chocolate, peppermint and happiness.  All in one cake! Read More & Get the Recipe

Mocha Brownie Cookies


It's a brownie!  It's a cookie!  It's a super-easy concoction made of brownie mix, a little bit of instant coffee, walnuts and a few other ingredients that come together to form something that is partly cookie, partly brownie and all the way wonderful.  Let's just say that the cookie jar was full of the these, and let's just say that the Southern husband (who normally is not someone with a sweet tooth) made short work of these.  As in, almost instantly gone.  They are THAT kind of good. Read More & Get the Recipe

Cookie Dough-Topped Brownies


I have a whole lot to say in this post.  It's going to have a happy ending full of cookie dough-topped brownies and a very special cookbook giveaway, but in the meantime I'm going to talk about small towns and hurricanes and good neighbors, and here in the beginning I'm going to say how blessed the Southern husband and I feel to live in a town where we are surrounded by the kindness of our friends, our family, our neighbors and a whole lot of people who reach out and help no matter what is swirling around us.  So here I go. Read More & Get the Recipe

Adult Brownies


Okay, let me clear one thing up right this very minute.  These are not called Adult Brownies for the any of the various and sundry reasons some of you might think they are, anymore than my Naked Ravioli was called Naked Ravioli for any of the various and sundry reasons folks on my Framed Cooks Facebook page thought they were.  That's an imaginative group on that page, and I don't know if they will be happy or deeply disappointed when I tell them the real reasons for the title of this recipe. Read More & Get the Recipe