• Pies

    Coconut Mocha Pie

    My creative process is a little…messy. It’s completely the opposite of the rest of my life which is precisely planned with a series of lists and Excel spreadsheets. My most recent, messy creation: Coconut Mocha Pie.

    Coconut Mocha Pie
  • Candy

    Hazelnut Espresso Truffles

    We’ve all seen the heart-shaped boxes full of Valentine’s Day chocolates. With rare exception, these mass-produced candies disappoint in flavor and (*resisting direct Forrest Gump quote*) who knows what you’re actually taking a bite of. These Hazelnut Espresso Truffles are what your valentine really wants!

    Hazelnut Espresso Truffles
  • Cookies

    Peppermint Mocha Cookies

    I’ve had this idea for Peppermint Mocha Cookies in my brain for *years.* I finally decided that THIS is the year to make them a reality! 2020 hasn’t been a great year, but with cookies like this, it’s not all bad, either! 😉

    Peppermint Mocha Cookies

  • Cookies

    Chocolate Espresso Shortbread

    Why is shortbread so good? It’s amazing that something so simple in its ingredients and preparation can be so perfect. Well, it’s hard to call anything “perfect.” Let’s just say I don’t think I know a single soul that would refuse a shortbread cookie. And, while delicious plain, shortbread lends itself beautifully to just about any flavor you can imagine. Today I have for you a caffeinated take on the classic shortbread: Chocolate Espresso Shortbread.

    chocolate espresso shortbread

  • Tarts

    Mocha Tart

    To say that I have a sweet tooth would be a *colossal* understatement. I love me some sweets. ALL the sweets. Of all those sweets, cream-based desserts have a special place in my heart. They’re delicious and comforting. Whipped cream and pastry cream and custards… (*drools*) I also have a soft spot for chocolate and espresso…so this Mocha Tart is riiiiight up my alley.

    Mocha Tart
  • Cupcakes

    Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

    It’s beginning to look a lot like…peppermint! It’s after Thanksgiving, so I’m now (officially!) in full Christmas mode. Peppermint is just something that screams the holidays to me. I’m not a big fan of peppermint on its own, but pair it with chocolate and I am IN. Better yet, let’s add some espresso, too. These Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes will get you in the holiday spirit!

  • Cookies

    Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies

    Here’s the thing: I’ve never had a Pumpkin Spice Latte. When people hear this, the majority gasp in disbelief. There is a still fraction of the population (albeit small) who tell me they haven’t, either. I like pumpkin spice and I like espresso, I’ve just never tried one. Truth be told, I’d probably love it and drink a day’s worth of calories in 15 minutes. It’s probably in my best interest to never try one. Although I haven’t had the actual latte, I dreamed up (and LOVE) these delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies!

  • Brownies & Bars

    Espresso Shortbread Brownies

    Most people can tell you what their favorite food is. At the very least, they can tell you their favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert if you were to ask. I think most people can tell you what they would choose for their last meal on Earth. That seems pretty normal. But…I am not a normal person. I can tell you this: chocolate and espresso are an *awesome* combination. I would say *one of* my favorites. Suffice to say, these Espresso Shortbread Brownies are amazing.