Desserts

Toffee Chocolate Bars - Growing up, we just called these toffee…things. My mom made them all the time for family gatherings, parties, and to give to friends around the holidays. They are always a huge hit and they could not be easier to make!
Monster Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie for Two - Can you really go wrong with a huge cookie? I make this Monster Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie for my husband and myself all the time. Sometimes we get a chocolate craving in the evenings and I really don’t want to whip up an entire batch of cookies (we also don’t need the temptation of a plate of … Continue reading Monster Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie for Two
Dark Chocolate Praline Brownies - A batch of these brownies is how I roped my husband into marrying me. I’m not going to say that these are the only reason he married me, but not even a week after I baked praline brownies for him he asked me out and the rest is history. Call it fate or an incurable sweet tooth, … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Praline Brownies
All About Ganache - No question about it, ganache is my favorite thing in the universe to make. It is absolutely the most luscious, delicious thing you will ever put in your mouth. A basic ganache only has two ingredients and comes together in less than five minutes. My favorite moment in all of cooking happens when making ganache, more … Continue reading All About Ganache
Chocolate Chip Cannoli Bites - Holy cannoli! As much as I loved eating gelato in Italy, Blythe loved cannolis. If you’ve never had them before, or if you love cannolis as much as we do, you simply must try this recipe.
Apple Oatmeal Cookies - I love everything about oatmeal cookies. I love their flavor, their texture, their little bit of spice, but I HATE their usual filling. Raisins. I hate raisins with a passion. I hate their shriveled, chewy texture, but mostly I hate that they sometimes trick me into thinking they’re chocolate chips. Biggest let down of my … Continue reading Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies - This week’s “Sunday is for Baking” recipe is peanut butter cookies! Peanut butter cookies are one of those treats that define childhood for me. There was at least one plate of these at every birthday party, family reunion, church potluck, and holiday party I can remember. With peanut butter cookies, people fall into one of … Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookies
Banana Bread - A loaf of banana bread is the best use for bananas on the brink. We buy bananas pretty much every week to eat with breakfast, but they all don’t always get eaten. Whenever we have a few left at the end of the week, I always turn to this recipe. I love it for many … Continue reading Banana Bread
Pecan Tassies - Starting this week, I’m instituting a weekly “Sunday is for Baking” post on Southern Abroad. Each Sunday, I’ll be posting a new recipe for a delicious baked good. Our friends and coworkers in Scotland, who will be receiving many of these sweet treats, are very excited about this new development. Who am I kidding, I … Continue reading Pecan Tassies
Pot of Gold Cupcakes - Tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day! To celebrate, why not give this recipe a try? My Pot of Gold Cupcakes are easy enough to make with kids and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry. On the outside, they look like a regular chocolate cupcake, but once you bite in, you’ll be pleasantly surprised … Continue reading Pot of Gold Cupcakes
Buttercream Frosting - A buttercream frosting recipe is one of those kitchen staples that everyone needs to have in their toolkit. There is really one proper way to make a classic american buttercream. That being said, there are a few interchangeable ingredients that alter the frosting slightly. I’ll discuss several of these options below. Here is how you … Continue reading Buttercream Frosting
Chewy Chocolate Chip Blondies - These blondies always disappear really quickly. Whether I’m taking them to a church function or just baking them for home, they are always gone in no time. A good blondie recipe is essential to have in your recipe box. This one will not disappoint!
Double Chocolate Mocha Cookies - It’s no secret among my family and friends that I have a chocolate problem. I absolutely LOVE chocolate. I could live off of it. I think that I would be perfectly happy eating only chocolate for the rest of my life. Totally chocolate breakfast anyone? Chocolate is the highlight of my day.