Creme Brulee Bites

Everyone needs a great make-ahead crème brûlée recipe. And with the holiday season upon us, I took my favorite go-to recipe and turned them into mini crème brulee bites for a fun party-styling.

Creme Brulee Bites

Before you go thinking I’m high on myself with this “great” recipe, let me say, it’s not mine. This is Cook’s Illustrated Crème Brulee recipe.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

You know what I love about a skillet chocolate chip cookie, other than its large size? I like it because it’s easy to make—no dropping dough, no standing over a counter waiting to bake one sheet after another. Nope. Just one large pan in one shot.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

But the best part of this skillet chocolate chip cookie, or any skillet cookie for that matter, is having it a la mode, Baby!

S’mores Cupcakes

I finally did it—S’mores Cupcakes for the blog. Rich in layers this cupcake starts from the bottom with a graham cracker crust and then moves to a deep dark chocolate cupcake body. For the finishing touches a layer of the marshmallow frosting is dipped in chocolate and dusted with graham crackers crumbs—never enough, I piled the cupcake high with a light cloud-like toasted marshmallow frosting.

S’mores Cupcakes

This fork-required cupcake has been on the to-do list for a while. I just kept thinking I had to come up with a clever design. But you know what? Sometimes you just have to get it done. Even though these S’mores cupcakes are carved-up pretty much the same way as you will find here on my Banana Split Cupcakes and Toffee Crunch Cupcakes , it was better to do it than not.