Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Buttermilk Fudge Frosting

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As you can see, I am still trying to use up that darned carton of buttermilk, but I guess nobody ever complains about chocolate cake. The cake has buttermilk in it. The frosting has buttermilk in it. And there is also glorious, wonderful chocolate. Continue reading

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Coconut Macaroons

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Coconut and I have a complicated relationship. Okay, not really. Basically, I absolutely hated coconut as a kid, but now I think everything tastes better with coconut. I’d take a Bounty bar over a Snickers any day. Exception: Coconut-flavoured things with no actual coconut in them are downright nasty. Continue reading

Scottish Shortbread

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I was in a shortbread mood. But what kind of shortbread would I make? I contemplated caramel shortbread, chocolate caramel shortbread, chocolate chip shortbread, oatmeal shortbread, oatmeal chocolate chip shortbread, lemon shortbread, lemon rosemary shortbread… and I kept going around and around in circles until, in a fluster, I decided, screw it, I’m just going to make plain old Scottish Shortbread. Continue reading