Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

As much as I love eating cookies, I’m not the best at baking them. I have a folder of photos on my computer of recipes that just weren’t worth sharing with you, and a decent portion of those show sad looking cookies. For some reason, my cookies never spread like they’re supposed to, regardless of the recipe I follow. To remedy this chronic shortcoming, I took a cooking class on the science behind making cookies, and I learned a whole … Continue reading

Chocolate Cake for the Soul

This chocolate cake is a feast for the eyes and soul. It is easily the most delicious cake I’ve ever made. I don’t profess to be a baker- the recipe came nearly perfected from Smitten Kitchen, where I saw this cake posted but never intended to make it. But then I was at home with my mom while she was recovering from surgery, and about 3 hours after she was home from the hospital, she requested chocolate cake. A sure … Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Orange Peel

My mom is a big fan of chocolate covered orange peels, so when I learned how to make them in my cooking class, I knew that I had to send her a batch. I had fun whipping them up- they are relatively simple to make, smell delicious, and are a nice variation on the kinds of recipes I usually make. I don’t particularly enjoy eating orange peels, but they came out pretty good. My mom was happy to receive them … Continue reading