Double Chocolate Sablés #TwelveDaysofSanta

by Anne Papina on December 17, 2013

Looks can sometimes be deceiving. Take, for instance, these cookies. At first glance, they might seem a bit, oh I don’t know, simple. But they’re chocolate, so you take one. Then with that first bite, you’re hit with a burst of chocolate so intense, you wonder how all that flavor got packed into such a […]


Chocolate Baumkuchen #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on February 10, 2013

It’s that time of year again. You know, Valentine’s Day–when couples go full-on mushy, exchanging cards, candies, and flowers. Here on the interwebs, we like to exchange recipes, so the #SundaySupper crew has compiled dozens of romantically inspired recipes for you to share with that someone special. I figured why not go showy, so my […]


Spiced Rum Balls #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on December 9, 2012

Yesterday we had our annual holiday shindig, and this week totally escaped me! So I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. This week’s #SundaySupper is all about the Ultimate Holiday Cookie Exchange–with over 50 cookie recipes to tempt your taste buds below. My contribution is these boozy, chocolatey Spiced Rum Balls, which are […]


Yummy Bars

by Anne Papina on September 16, 2012

As much as I relish my time in the kitchen–that methodical and soothing rhythm unfolding as you work a masterpiece–sometimes the moment calls for something semi-homemade. This is one of those moments. I wanted to prepare a sweet treat this week, and a quick stroll down memory lane brought me to the “famous” Yummy Bars.


Royal Hawaiian Tiramisu

by Anne Papina on March 5, 2008

Royal Hawaiian Tiramisu   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 4 hours Total time 4 hours 15 mins   Contributed with permission by King’s Hawaiian and ARA Content. Author: King’s Hawaiian Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: Italian Serves: 12 Ingredients ¾ cup cold espresso or strong coffee ¼ cup coffee liqueur 1 package (8 […]


King’s Hawaiian Chocolate Bread Pudding

by Anne Papina on March 5, 2008

King’s Hawaiian Chocolate Bread Pudding   Save Print Prep time 40 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour 25 mins   Contributed with permission by King’s Hawaiian and ARA Content. Author: King’s Hawaiian Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Serves: 6 Ingredients 6 cups (about half of 16-ounce. loaf) King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread, lightly […]


King’s Hawaiian Chocolate Paradise Panini

by Anne Papina on March 5, 2008

(ARA) – Whether it’s for a special birthday or just another Friday night, people often overlook the romance that can be created by a homemade dinner. Just a few simple things–a small list of grocery store finds, a little finesse and some treats from the heart–can surprise and impress the one you love. King’s Hawaiian […]


Pillsbury Reduced-Sugar Zebra Biscotti

by Anne Papina on February 19, 2008

(ARA) – Cutting back on sugar doesn’t mean you need to avoid all of your favorite treats. Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious cakes, cupcakes and other desserts without remorse, thanks to the new sugar substitutes available today. For cake lovers who like to indulge while controlling their sugar intake, the maker’s […]


Ghirardelli’s Wish Star Chocolate Cookie

by Anne Papina on November 4, 2007

(ARA) – The holiday season is a special time for family and friends to gather, and home-baked desserts have always had a place at the table. According to a Baker’s Joy Homemade Holiday survey, more than 75 percent of Americans are planning to bake more this year compared to years past. But before you break […]


Honey Chocolate Mint Patties

by Anne Papina on January 5, 2007

Contributed with permission by the National Honey Board. Honey Chocolate Mint Patties   Save Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 35 mins Author: National Honey Board Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 24 Ingredients 1 cup (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided ½ cup whipped honey ½ teaspoon peppermint extract […]