How to Make S’mores Indoors (in the oven!)

S’Mores made in the oven

You can make s’mores indoors in rain or shine with this easy recipe. Learn how you can make smores in the oven and it’s so quick, you’ll have chocolate on your face in less than five minutes. You had great plans for a campout, but a major storm came through right before you hit the […]

Gramma John’s Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies on tray with milk carafe and glasses

Do you love crispy chocolate chip cookies? Then you’ll love Gramma John’s recipe for chocolate chip cookies that are crispy and crunchy and tender inside. Learning to bake chocolate chip cookies is kind of a rite of passage in my book. And finding your pet, favorite, go-to, ultimo chocolate chip recipe is part of that […]

Peppermint Brownie Bites

Enjoy a super easy dessert with these Peppermint Brownie Bites. Lots of crunchy edges and a gooey center with just the right amount of mint! One of the attractions of baking a variety of different Christmas Cookies is that you don’t have to lock yourself into one particular flavor. You can vary the tastes and […]

Chocolate Strawberry Scones

Scones are one of my favorite things to bake. They can be dressed up in so many ways, with fruit and chocolate or even cheese and formed into all kinds of shapes. Enjoy the bounty of spring in these delicate Chocolate Strawberry Scones. Bits of rich chocolate and sweet-tart strawberries add flavor and texture to […]

Trail Mix Recipe with Fruit, Seeds, & Chocolate

Trail Mix is pretty pricey at the grocery store, but homemade is super simple to prep. Plus you can control the quality and proportions of the fruit, seeds, and chocolate you include. Prepare the easiest and tastiest of snacks with this simple Trail Mix Recipe with Fruit, Seeds, and Chocolate. It’s delicious on its own, atop […]

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

With its sweet crumb top, tart cranberries, and rich chocolate, this Cranberry Chocolate Chip Snack Cake is perfect with coffee or milk. Warning: there will be no leftovers. My family loves cake. More than pie. Yeah, they’re weird. I’d much rather have pie. But, this cake could sway me. A sweet crumb top forms a bed […]

Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies

hand holding chocolate cookie in front of platter

Enjoy salted toffee, chocolate-y goodness with these Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies. They are perfect for gift giving — or hoarding them all to yourself. Over the years, in my efforts to step away from the grocery store cookie and cracker aisle and lean on more real food, I’ve been experimenting with baking more stuff myself […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Got bananas and chocolate? Then you’ve got the makings for a wonderful snack. Or breakfast. Or dessert. Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread! I never heard of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread until college. It was a “new thing” in 1990. What can I say? We didn’t have the internet back then. One always knew when Chocolate […]