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3 ingredient salted chocolate caramels

Oh deliciousness in a bite. Sweet and salty joined as one. I adore you. Salted chocolate caramels, that is. And I always buy them when I host a party. Party for grown-ups, that is, as my kids aren’t ready for salted sweet things yet. And “party” in my 40s means “a few friends coming over,” not […]



crazy 4th of July lollipops

Here, I take the same concept as the crazy chocolate lollipops from my book, but I dress them up in red, white and blue for the 4th of July. The beauty of these candy pops is that you can be as messy and imperfect as you like. Oh, and that they take minutes to make. […]



red, white and blue peppermint patties for Tablespoon

Peppermint patties in red, white and blue for the 4th of July Can we please start thinking about the 4th of July? Because it will be here before you know it. These red, white and blue peppermint patty candies are fresh, minty, sweet, and addictive. And they are all stripey in red, white and blue. […]



flamingo marshmallows

My two year old looooves the zoo. (As opposed to all those two year olds who can’t stand the place??)  We live in Washington DC, and the National Zoo–which is free, by the way, with free parking for members–rocks so very much. Visits with my two year old are bizarrely more fruitful than any visit […]



dark chocolate fruit and nut power pops

  Admittedly, this is a dessert blog. I can’t hide that fact behind my name. But contrary to popular belief (and by “popular,” I mean all my kid’s friends who think I just throw cookies at anyone that enters our house), it’s not all sugar all the time for me. I eat lots of green […]