THE MEAN SCONE

And Other Vicious Desserts

The Mean Scone
Chai Cupcakes

Chai Cupcakes

There are people who remember me principally by these cupcakes, which I originally started making following this recipe on The...

Almond Poppyseed Muffins

Almond Poppyseed Muffins

You may be more familiar with the lemon-poppyseed combination, but almond-poppyseed is also quite common, and happens to be the...

Olive Oil Pizza Dough

Olive Oil Pizza Dough

I’m no chef, but homemade pizza is one of the easiest meals to improvise. You can choose just how much...

How to Frost a Cookie

How to Frost a Cookie

You have just made a fresh batch of sugar cookies. The cookies are all kinds of whimsical shapes; they are...

Chocolate-covered Cherry Cookies

Chocolate-covered Cherry Cookies

The title pretty much says it all. These are Valentine’s Day-quality cookies: classic chocolate-covered cherries, served in a cookie instead...

Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins

I have been intending to make banana muffins for over a week now. Needless to say, the bananas on the...

Red Wine and Chocolate Cupcakes

Red Wine and Chocolate Cupcakes

This cupcake recipe is actually just a variation on a cake recipe I posted earlier. I used cupcake pans instead...

Spiced Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spiced Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies

Edited 8/14/14 – I’ve been working on this recipe for a while, trying to make it a little easier to...

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cut-outs

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cut-outs

Today is one of these days: That’s right. Snow day! The best thing to do on snow days is bake....

Triple-layer Chocolate Cake with Ganache and Raspberry Filling

Triple-layer Chocolate Cake with Ganache and Raspberry Filling

Finding “the right” chocolate cake recipe is sort of like finding “the right” special someone, you know? There are, I...