Super-Duper Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 20, 2013

in Baking, friends

As I write this, I’m glued to the live blogs and twitter feeds of the happenings in the Boston area, truly thankful for the brave men and women who searched tirelessly for the suspects in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings. My thoughts have been sent back east all week, occupying much of my school day, […]


Buttery English Toffee with Almonds

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on January 3, 2013

in dessert, family, friends, simple recipe

For as long as I can remember, New Years Day has been “Christmas” with my mom’s best friend, Eo, and her family. We use it as an opportunity to spend time together, exchange gifts, and eat delicious food. For as long as I can remember, someone has gotten English toffee for Eo’s husband Bob. It’s […]


Say “Merci” For a Great Year {giveaway post}

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on December 28, 2012

in family, giveaway

So often, during this time of year, we get stressed out and overwhelmed with all the things we have to do. Classroom parties to attend, gifts to buy and wrap, parties to throw, finals to take… and we lose sight of the real meaning of the season. While Christmas and Hanukkah tend to be about […]


Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on November 11, 2012

in Baking, dessert, friends, Mexican/Latin

I haven’t spent very much time baking these days. Part of it is that I really just don’t have the time, and part of it is that, to be honest, I really am watching what I’m eating… and if I bake, I eat whatever I bake. As many of you know, I absolutely love baking […]


There’s Always Time for Chocolate

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on October 14, 2012

in dessert

This post is brought to you by Ghirardelli Intense Dark™ Chocolate. Things have been busy over here. And by busy, I mean that my usual teacher’s schedule of “in by 7, out by 3″ has turned into “in by 7, out at 5.” Plus a commute. By the time I get home, I’m exhausted, and […]