Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are usually the first baking for children to help with.  They do well stirred with a big wooden spoon, taste great raw, and take just a few minutes to bake, with instant results.   They are also an easy fix for a well-earned hunger, or a comfort with a book and a cup of tea….

Chocolate Orange Mousse

With several people with gluten free diets visiting, I wanted to still make them a special, swoonable (something that can make one swoon) dessert.  We didn’t have any whipping cream in the house, but as usual, did have lots of fresh eggs. Here’s my cream free version of a chocolate mousse, with the added headiness…

Deep Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting

When I was about 12 years old, I would spend most Saturdays tromping a nearby forest with my best friend and our dogs.  We had a Newfoundland, and she had a small Chihuahua mix.  These two were pals, and although they were an odd pair, they stuck with us as we adventured and played. One…

Lava Cakes

The first time I made this dessert, I made it for 6, as the recipe instructs.  The next time it was for 12 and so on.  I’ve successfully made 60 for dinner, with no mishaps, it is a very simple dessert, and you’ll only be limited by the amount of ramekins you have on hand. …