Chocolate Cherry Coconut Cookies

Chocolate cherry coconut cookies

Man, am I ever glad I’ve got a sweet tooth. I don’t really understand people who don’t like sweets, or even worse, don’t like chocolate. What makes them get up in the morning?? What do they snack on? HOW DO THEY SURVIVE?!

It was just two of us at home this week, so there was no call for a big dessert. Let me rephrase…there is always call for a big dessert, but there is no call for me to eat a whole recipe’s worth of a big dessert. There’s only so much yoga one can do, after all. Obviously cookies were the solution.

It just so happens that this week, Bon Appetit sent me the recipe for salted chocolate chunk cookies… three times. In the same day. Besides the fact that Bon Appetit needs to check their listserve (3 times? really?), I took this as a sign that cookies needed to happen. But then I read the recipe, and there were egg yolks, and 3 different kinds of sugar, and…it all just seemed a bit too fussy for Tuesday night. Thus, with some inspiration from the back of the Chipits bag, I decided to make my own, super-fun, Tuesday-night cookies chock-ful of all the best stuff. Read on, adventurous cookie maker, and enjoy! Continue reading

Fudgy Fudgy Chocolate Cake

Fudgy Fudgy Chocolate Cake

Fudgy Fudgy Chocolate Cake

I made another cake.

I know. Probably you will just have to buy bigger jeans, or start hitting up the yoga. Just a heads up: there’s going to be an alarming number of cake Fridays’s coming your way in the next little bit. I just signed up to compete in the Canadian Food Championships in, obviously, the dessert category; I won’t know if I’ve been chosen till April-ish, but how exciting! And you all can benefit from my practice runs :) Apologies in advance for any drooling that occurs. Continue reading