Homemade chocolate speckles/ freckles on a white background.

Homemade chocolate speckles/ freckles/ nonpareils

Have you heard of chocolate freckles? Maybe you know then as chocolate speckles? Or maybe nonpareils? Or maybe you are new to this brilliant concept – if so, welcome! What are chocolate freckles/ speckles? Basically, it’s a two-ingredient wonder: Chocolate (I prefer milk for these) – but make it GOOD QUALITY (when there are so … Read more

Side view of Dorie Greenspan Lucky Charm Brownies.

Tuesdays with Dorie: Lucky Charm Brownies from Dorie’s Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is NOT a brownie with Lucky Charms cereal baked in. Nope, Dorie simply thinks of these as her “lucky charm” because they work so well (have for decades) and “charm” everyone. Dorie says: The basic recipe is a mix of almonds, sugar, eggs, butter, chocolate and … Read more

Chocolate-Cranberry and Almond Cookies from Dorie's Cookies on a black background

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate-Cranberry and Almond Cookies from Dorie’s Cookies

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is a slightly festive cookie (I think almonds, chocolate and cranberries count as festive, right?) that I loved the sound and look of in the book but which I had a little trouble with making look *quite* as pretty as Dorie’s. Dorie says: Nothing makes me … Read more

Stack of Dorie Greenspan Mint Chocolate Sablés

Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Mint Chocolate Sablés

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is a classic for the holiday season! Dorie says: My son, Joshua, and I have a thing for the mint-and-chocolate combo. We tried gooey cookies and chubby ones, sandwich cookies and cakey ones, and, in the end, we were surprised by our final choice: this sleek … Read more

Chocolate Cherry and Almond Brownies sliced and served on a black plate

Twelve Days of Holiday Treats: Chocolate Cherry and Almond Brownies

Welcome to Day 11 of The Twelve Days of Holiday Treats! Once again, this year, from December 1st-12th I’ll post a new holiday treat recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining! The recipes I’m sharing are small batch (perfect for this year of smaller gatherings – each recipe makes 1-dozen or a few … Read more