Cookie Week 2013 DayFOUR: Chunky Chocolate Hazelnut Meringues

chocolate hazelnut meringue recipe

The very best part about these Chunky Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies is that they seem tricky, but they are impossibly easy to make. The result is light and airy cookies with glorious chocolate and hazelnut crunch.  These are perfect for holiday gifting as they can store for up to a couple of weeks in an airtight […]

Cookie Week 2013 DayONE: Classic Florentines

classic florentine recipe

Welcome to COOKIE WEEK! We are kicking off our 4th annual Cookie Week this week with the Classic Florentine. I cannot tell you how much I adore these cookies. I have sworn allegiance to the chocolate chip cookie, but this cookie might just make me (and you) rethink that. The base of the cookie is […]

Treat of the Week: Chocolate Swirl Meringues

chocolate swirl meringues

We’re lightening up a bit this week for summer. This sweetly simple treat is easy to make and perfect for calorie-conscious dessert lovers. For all the flavor and texture it has, there is little fat involved. Served with some fresh fruit or even a bit of frozen yogurt, this ‘cookie’ could be a great alternative […]

Treat of the Week: Chocolate Ice Cream

best chocolate ice cream recipe

Or as I like to call it, the last chocolate ice cream recipe you will ever need. I have been using this recipe for years with the same delicious results each time. It is super creamy and has just the right bitter to sweet ratio for me.  We officially kick off ice cream month in […]

Treat of the Week: Black Forest Cupcakes

black forest cupcake recipe

We are finally getting settled into our new home. I hope you have taken some time to look around and see what’s new at Today’s Nest. We are excited about all of the upcoming projects and treats. Today is no exception. These cupcakes are simply divine. We’ve updated the classic just a bit to make […]

Treat of the Week: Chocolate Tart with Mint Mascarpone Cream

chocolate tart with mint mascarpone recipe

I have often wondered how someone stumbled upon the perfect pairing of chocolate and mint. These two, it seems, were made for each other.  Apart, they each enjoy good chemistry with a variety of other flavors, but when they come together it is sheer magic.  They are the Liz Taylor and Richard Burton of culinary […]

Valentine Round Up

valentines day roundup

The sweetest day of the year is just around the corner. We have a few new things to share with you in the coming days, but before we do check out some of the Valentine’s Day projects and recipes we have featured in the past 3 years. Here’s a sample… Here are a few posts […]

Treat of the Week: Cardamom Chocolate Pots de Creme

cardamom chocolate pots de creme recipe

I can’t help you. I want to, but I can’t. I like sweets too much to fall prey to some futile attempt to swear off of them for a month or two to lose a few pounds. I inevitably cave and then my dessert tastes less like delicious and more like regret. So for me, I choose moderation. I […]

Treat of the Week: German Chocolate Cake

german chocolate cake recipe

There’s a birthday party at the home of Farmer Gray. As a boy (and sometimes still as an adult) I always imagined that the party was for me. You see, today is my birthday. Now, I won’t bore you with the usual Christmas birthday grumblings. Instead I’ll just relish in the idea that the “click-clack” […]

Cookie Week 2012 Day Two: Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

double chocolate cherry cookie recipe

Cookie Week moves forward with our second entry for this year… Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies. If you are a fan of chocolate, you are going to LOVE this cookie. It is crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside. The flavors of this cookie are perfect together. The tartness of the cherries […]