Marble Bars

by Heather Harris Brady I’m back! I know, right? It’s been a long time. The truth is, my son’s been home for a few weeks and while I’ve been cooking it’s been his favorites, all of which are already on the blog. So I gave myself the time to enjoy having him home again. It’s…

Oatmeal Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady This cookie is not a cookie that has oatmeal, it is an oatmeal cookie where the oatmeal is primary, thick and chewy. It’s based on a recipe given by America’s Test Kitchen. Mine do not have raisins, because getting a raisin when you are expecting a chocolate chip is one of…

Chocolate Tacos

by Heather Harris Brady It may be a lot sunnier where you are but here after the holidays come the long, gray days of January. To brighten things I like to try new, fun things – especially where dessert is concerned. I made these to surprise my daughter one night at dinner, and she had…

Coconut Snowballs

by Heather Harris Brady Believe it or not, I woke up a few days ago thinking about coconut snowballs. Now mind you, the last time I actually had a Hostess snoball I was probably also gazing dreamily at my Duran Duran poster and Nick’s purple eyeshadow. I knew I wasn’t after an actual duplicate, but…

Chocolate Cherry Cake

by Heather Harris Brady The sweet cherries were just in season here. I was thinking about making a black forest cake, but often those can be disappointing with dry cake and not a good ratio of cake to filling. What I was going for was a moister cake, more of a brownie texture. I found…

Quick Chocolate Candy Cake

by Heather Harris Brady This cake is something you’re going to want to bookmark for the times you need to throw a dessert together in a hurry. The recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Classic Home Desserts by Richard Sax. It’s an amazing book and the fact we lost Richard Sax at such…

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady Thanks for sticking by me everyone – it’s going to be a rocky road until June I’m afraid post-wise, as I mentioned earlier I have a son ready to fledge and we are going through all the college signups at the moment with graduation hot on its heels. I do think…

Brownie Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady Good news! The days of agonizing over whether to make brownies or cookies are over. Sometimes you CAN have the best of both worlds. These cookies bake up thick and chocolately. If you like them fudgy, take them out when the center is still a little bit glossy. If you like…

No-Bake Chocolate Torte

by Heather Harris Brady You might have noticed that my posts have decreased in frequency over the past few weeks, and that’s simply because we don’t have air-conditioning! When it’s over 90 and almost 100% humidity turning the oven on is the last thing from my mind. But – that said, birthdays still happen regardless…

Banana Sundae (Low Fat, Low Sugar)

by Heather Harris Brady A healthy sundae – whaaaa? Yes, maybe you just can have it all. Again, I apologize for these photos. This time my camera battery charger disappeared, so please bear with me until my new one gets here. Here’s something to sweeten the deal, a light, healthy (mostly!), and refreshing but chocolately…

Raspberry Chocolate Cream Pie

by Heather Harris Brady This pie happened and things got ugly at our house. When the last few slices got divvied up a riot practically broke out. And it all started innocently enough, when my son when to Chicago on a field trip and brought me back this from the Ghirardelli store: Which was nice….