• CityGirlBakes,  CityGirlEats,  Dessert,  Recipes,  Stuff and Things

    100 and The Scent of a Cookie

    WordPress informed me last week that I had posted my 99th post, and I went on the thought path of wondering what my 100th blog post should be about. It seemed daunting – ridiculous, I know. I had a few draft posts but they weren’t milestone worthy. After a couple days, I decided I was thinking about it too much and let the thought go. And then while I was baking cookies last night, that distinct aroma hit my nose and the lightbulb went off; this is what 100 should be about: COOKIES. A few years ago, I first posted this recipe and as it was then, it is still my go-to…

  • Dessert,  Recipes

    “Spicy” Chocolate Brownies

    I haven’t blogged in a while. In fact, I didn’t blog at all in April. I just didn’t have the mental capacity. Life and work have been quite busy and in my day job, I am in front of a computer screen all day. The last thing I wanted to do is get home and open up my laptop. When your outlet becomes a chore, it’s time to take a break. But it’s quieted down a bit and I’m feeling refreshed. (Which may or may not have something to do with the fact that I’ve been getting my butt out of bed slightly earlier so I can do an awesome…

  • CityGirlEats,  Dessert,  Recipes,  Something Different

    Valentine’s Day Goat Cheese Icing

    As most know, yesterday was Valentine’s Day and the world exploded with chocolate, cinnamon hearts, and red and pink coloured everything. As a corporate event planner, I am very spoiled on days like this – I got cookies, candy, you name it, from vendors and venues. All shared with my office mates and thoroughly enjoyed. My Valentine’s gift was the wonderful treat of having Sean home on a special day. Sometimes it doesn’t happen because of work schedules, so I was so happy he had the night off. It was our five year “together” anniversary on the 13th and we did a combo celebration on the 14th with a dinner…

  • CityGirlEats,  Dessert,  Recipes

    Chocolate Decadence – Dark Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Pie

    So it’s day 2 of OHAC, and I am desperately missing one thing: dark chocolate. It’s my favourite pick me up snack and I can’t have it. (On the upside, I went to a really, really great yoga class tonight and while it wasn’t chocolate, it made a bit of a frantic day much better.) Dark chocolate is good for you but it has caffeine and dairy. I could turn to carob, but guess what? It has soy in it and that is also a no-no on OHAC. Alas… And so I present to you the last chocolate dessert baked and consumed pre-cleanse – my absolute favourite and fail safe…