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Chocolate Orange Cheesecake – a luscious two layered cheesecake inspired by Terry’s Chocolate Orange. It’s been popular in my family and on my blog for many years. Chocolate Orange Cheesecake   I adapted this chocolate orange cheesecake recipe about 15 years ago around the Holidays when Santa, in his regular generosity, inspired me by leaving...

Chocolate Whoopie Pies – an old-fashioned recipe from Maine, where the locals claim whoopie pies as a state tradition. Chocolate Whoopie Pies I got this whoopee pies recipe several years ago on trip to Maine where whoopie pies have been popular for decades. Here at my house, they are a kid favorite. Take a platter of these to your kid’s next school party...

Aunt Aggie’s Peanut Butter Cookies_ Aunt Aggie’s Peanut Butter Cookies This recipe was my favorite cookie as a kid and one of the very first that I learned to bake. I was totally in love with these peanut butter cookies and I can’t venture a guess as to how many of these I ate in my formative years with a glass of ice cold milk. The tradition continues...

For the Victoria Sponge2 eggs separated, room temperature1/3 cup sugar½ tsp lemon flavoring½ tsp vanilla flavoringSift together:1/3 cup flour1/2 tsp baking powderBeat egg whites until foamy. Add sugar gradually until eggs are stiff.Beat egg yolks until thickened. Fold into batter along with flavorings.Slowly and gradually fold in flour and baking powder.Pour...

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes – chocolate cupcakes get filled with a chocolate marshmallow frosting and topped with a rich chocolate glaze. Maybe the best chocolate cupcakes ever. Triple Chocolate Cupcakes This triple chocolate cupcakes recipe is one I invented with my daughter Olivia when she was very young. She had her first filled cupcake from a bakery and...

Pastry: 2 cups cake and pastry flour1/2 tsp salt1 cup frozen butter cut in cubes3 – 6 Tbsp very cold milk In a food processor or using a pastry cutter, cut frozen butter into flour until it resembles a coarse meal.Do not over process! There should be pea sized pieces of butter still visible. Add cold milk and blendwith a fork to bring the mixture into dough...

This Triple Chocolate Cheesecake has a chocolate cookie crumb base and a lusciously creamy chocolate cheesecake layer topped with swirls of decadent chocolate ganache. A chocolate lovers fantasy. Make it a Quadruple Chocolate Cheesecake with the addition of some chocolate truffle whipped cream. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2014- This Triple Chocolate...

Strawberry Black Forest Cake – a delicious twist on a traditional Black Forest Cake using a strawberry compote and a favorite rum from Newfoundland. Strawberry Back Forest Cake This Strawberry Black Forest Cake is a celebration cake that I came up with many years ago as an alternative the the traditional cherry and chocolate version and has been one that I have...