Baking: Best Brownie Pan, Ever.

“I hate brownies,” said no one ever. Who could not like a chocolatey, cakey square with a warm, slightly gooey center? Especially with a generous scoop of ice cream on top? Voldemort, probably. And Sauron. The Emperor wouldn’t touch it, I’m sure. The one thing I do hate about brownies is the slicing part. Usually…

Baking: Double-Chocolate Layer Cake

A couple of days ago I baked my favorite chocolate cake, from a recipe by Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. This double-layer chocolate cake is a hit with my family; the kids literally squeal with delight when they realize what I’m making. The buttermilk keeps the cake crazy moist, and the coffee in both the…