Pirate Kitchen

Chocolate Chip Crunchy Cake

Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Desserts, General | February 24, 2013 | By

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cake

There is a light at the end of the tunnel:  4 days until March! And to celebrate, anything with chocolate is in order. Thank you to my friend Patty and her daughter Rachel for sharing this lovely cake recipe (I tweaked it just a tiny bit!) – a dense, moist yellow cake with a cinnamon, sugar and chocolate chip filling and topping. The sugar is what gives it the slight “crunch” and I just love a cinnamon/chocolate combo, don’t you?


Easy Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate, Desserts, General, Holiday | February 10, 2013 | By

Mousse and Hearts

To me, Valentine’s Day is chocolate. This simple mousse is oh heavenly chocolate, but now a word about the white chocolate hearts…be warned about white chocolate chips! White chocolate is a bit difficult to work with:  it gets lumpy and seizes very easily. If you’re planning on making cute white chocolate decorations to embellish a dessert, cocktail, etc. I would use white chocolate melts which are much easier to work with. Craft stores that sell cake supplies carry them.


Cocktail Hour with the Sunshine Cocktail!

Beverages, General | February 8, 2013 | By

Sunshine Cocktail

It’s been cold and raining all day, but it’s pure sunshine in this martini glass. The taste is bold and citrusy without being overly sweet. My kind of cocktail. I turned on the radio  …”I’ll stop the world and melt with you.” The weekend is off to a great start. What? I can’t hear you. Did you say snow?


Cinnamon Rolls

Frosted Cinnamon Buns

Good morning, Cinnamon Rolls. I ate two of them as I was blobbing and smearing the rest with sweet and yummy cream cheese frosting.  Of course the two I ate were frosted, what kind of question is that?