Chocolate

Five short days until the day of love is here. Or in my world…engagement season begins! Valentine’s Day means chocolate, and chocolate is considered an aphrodisiac, so I have been told. Of course, I can be basic about it with brownies or chocolate cake (which are both scrumptious). I went full on white chocolate cheesecake […]

White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Are your ready to wow your guests with a Christmas dessert showstopper? You’ll love my easy instructions for how to bake the best buche de Noel cake from scratch. Also called a yule log cake this is a chocolate spongecake filled with mouse decorated to look like a log laying on the winter forest floor. […]

Classic Buche de Noel Recipe (Yule Log Cake)

Buche de Noel

Welcome back to my virtual holiday cookie swap! I’m sharing my personal favorite cookies recipes, plus my baking secrets from a professional baker (That’s me!) In today’s cookie recipe, I’m sharing a twist on the age-old shortbread cookies…add some cocoa. And I’m upping my cookie game with cut outs of reindeers and stars and a […]

Cookie Swap: Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Mama managed a household of four girls, one work-acholic husband, and volunteered outside of the home three days a week.  Busy as she was, Mama always managed to serve a delicious home-cooked meal complete with dessert, every night.  Looking back now, I marvel at her ability to get things done and to do it with […]

Simple Snack Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

Don’t come to the South with an empty stomach and not leave room for pound cake. It is the quintessential Southern dessert and this White Chocolate Poundcake does not disappoint. Like most pound cakes, it is moist, dense, and delicious on its own. Want to dress it up for company? Sprinkle some powdered sugar or […]

White Chocolate Pound Cake with Pecans & White Chocolate Glaze Recipe

I am not one for social media holidays. However, with hurricanes and a pandemic, I am all for a simple homemade treat and the sugary smells of cookies in the oven. While I make my living and have a passion for cake, cookies are my first love and preferred treat. Like all good things, chocolate […]

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day + Recipe

classic chocolate chip cookies from Minette Rushing

Well, the Best Chocolate Cake is a hit. Let’s take it to the next level, if that is even possible, with Minette’s Chocolate Mousse Cake. Using two layers of the Best Chocolate Cake, Mascarpone mousse, strawberries, and ganache, you can create a dessert cake that your guests will fawn over. You can never go wrong […]

Chocolate Mousse Cake with Ganache Recipe

Donna here…Minette’s business partner. I just have to share the first time I tasted this cake. I was at a Wedding Industry event in downtown Savannah and I was pregnant with my son, Grayson, who is now 18. Minette had donated mini cupcakes of her vanilla and chocolate flavors for the attendees to enjoy. There […]

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe – EVER!

My children grew up loving desserts. No surprise here, right?  Now that they are grown and on their own, I make sure their favorite dessert is waiting on them when they arrive home for a visit.  Lizzie lives in Manhattan, travels the world, and enjoys good food.  These brownies are her favorite!  Not a traditional […]

Lizzie’s Cake Brownies Recipe

One day, I was chatting with a friend and she mentioned that brownie mix was on sale at the grocery store. I thought to myself, “what, don’t you know how to make scratch brownies?” She protested that mixes were great (and they are — not gonna lie) because you dump it all in one bowl. […]

Stress Baking Series: The Best From Scratch, One Bowl Brownies Recipe

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