Texas Sheet Cake

Per the boyfriend’s request, today’s recipe is one of my favorite guilty pleasures, Texas sheet cake. I normally pair it with a big tall glass of milk but today it was salted caramel ice cream. Cheers to another delicious chocolate homemade dessert. This moist cocoa based nutty dessert was baked in a large 12×18 inch…

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

For an easy treat that was fun to create and always delicious here is a quick recipe for chocolate covered strawberries. Because I like to get the most out of my ingredients I used a whole 12oz bag of milk chocolate chips and two lbs of fresh washed strawberries. I added 1/2 Tbs vegetable oil…

Chocolate Dipped Madeleines

Another day off and another recipe tested. These cute and fancy little cakes I’ve made a few times and with a few different flavors. Quoting the boyfriend “perfect pairing with coffee.” These are dipped in semi sweet chocolate and sprinkled with crushed walnuts. These French Madeleines are a cocoa flavored base and dipped in chocolate…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Another family event ushers another morning in the kitchen. Today I decided to bring out one of my favorite recipes. I found this recipe looking online for something sweet a little over a year ago. Working at the hospital, they every so often have these peanut cup cookies in the cafeteria. I’ve over and over…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Two Tier Layer Cake with French Macarons.

Getting back to baking and blogging is something I’ve been wanting to do since the new year.  So, here is how I made my Mother’s two tier birthday cake paired with French Macarons in her favorite flavors. For this cake I used 3 batches of my pre-made chocolate cake mixes. Once made, it’s good for…

Strawberry & Chocolate Ganache Tart

As a busy fall beings with graduation, weddings, and holidays my time is limited for easy evenings off to bake and relax. This past week I found an evening to relax and listen to some records and bake. This tart has a rich chocolate filling covered w fresh strawberries. I used Ghiradelli chocolate chips for…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eclairs

Another recipe I experimented with, for a family picnic, was using Choux Pastry and a peanut butter butter cream. These eclairs were to die for. They passed the test after being tested by my mother. Using the Choux Pastry recipe from my previous post for Blueberry filled eclairs seen here: https://pottsboilingover.com/2017/07/28/blueberry-cream-choux-pastry/ and using a simple recipe…

Julia Child’s Chocolate Almond Cake

“A party without cake is just a meeting.”- Julia Child. Today’s recipe I cannot take any credit for. It is straight from the pages of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” by Julia Child. I wanted to channel one of my heroes and bake something sweet; like usual. This Cake I baked for a family…

Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

A favorite flavor of mine has always been red velvet. I do not know if it is the color or the dark chocolate flavor but it is always a go-to when there’s is a decision to be made. Since it is fall, and my favorite season, I decided to decorate and make something tasty. For…

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Icing

So here is to another week, another class, another shift ended. I decided to make this cake because it included my favorite beer, Guinness, and my favorite coffee creamer, Bailey’s. And since I cannot bring either of these to work with me I decided to make them into a cake. This cake was made in…

Bittersweet Chocolate and Sea Salt Caramel Tart

Remember: “Desserts is stressed spelled backwards.” After another inscessent week of obligations, I decided,  it was time to make another dessert. Scrolling and flipping through pages of sweet dishes I came across a recipe that started with “bittersweet.” This was it. This described the week. This was the recipe. This dessert has my favorite crust…

Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake

Coming up with a dessert I knew all the nursing staff would enjoy wasn’t too difficult. Add coffee or espresso and it’s a guaranteed success. I didn’t have a single negative critique or at least I didn’t hear any since the other nurses’ mouths were full. (And they only stop running for chocolate) This cheese…

Twice as Nice; Double Chocolate Tartlets

A friend of ours invited my boyfriend and I for a dinner at his house. He requested a small dessert. Agreeing to something with chocolate or fruit I dug into my recipes. I came up with a small chocolate tart. The crust was a bitter cocoa based shortbread crust and the filling was a sweet…

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

If you want someone to like you; butter them up with a cheesecake. If you want to impress them; make something with peanut butter. If you want them to love you; combine the two.  I made this peanut butter cheesecake when meeting my partner’s roommates for the first time. The boys came to the conclusion…

Snozzberries?! Who has ever heard of a Snozzberry?

Two things I love is sweets for breakfast and sweets after dinner. So, while shopping, I picked up enough raspberries to make two sweet and savory desserts. The first is a raspberry and white chocolate tart. Combining the tartness from the raspberries and mascarpone the sweetness of the white chocolate and crust it creates a…

If Perfection was a Chocolate Chip Cookie

Early last year I traveled to NYC for a few days to see the city for the first time. I researched the Upper West Side where I was staying for all the good foodie spots. Every search led me to the Levain Bakery as one of the best places for cookies in all of New…

Starting something new

As I sit here, on break at the hospital, I think of what I want this blog to entail. My two personal passions in life are nursing and baking. With dreams of traveling the world as a nurse and traveling and learning everything I can about pasties and cakes and everything sweet. This recipe I…