This was my first year participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I was so excited to share cookies with other bloggers while raising money for Cookies for Kids Cancer. I chose to bake toffee shortbread cookies for the cookie exchange. These cookies start with a standard shortbread cookie … [Read More...]
Now that we've recovered from Thanksgiving, it's time to start planning for the month ahead. Sometime soon, you'll probably be hosting company or going to a party or having a holiday get-together. I'd like to suggest a perfect holiday dessert for any of those occasions: Cranberry Vanilla Coffee … [Read More...]
This cake doesn't need much of an introduction - it's just a tasty and simple banana snack cake. It can be served for breakfast or dessert and a slice makes the perfect afternoon pick-me-up along with a cup of tea. Although this recipe is "light" it still tastes indulgent and it's packed full of … [Read More...]
Gooey, buttery, bars made with a brown sugar shortbread crust and a sticky maple pecan filling. Sweet and salty, crunchy and chewy! With no crust to roll out these bars are even easier than pecan pie! … [Read More...]
As Christmas approaches I start to get in the mood for all things chocolate and peppermint. I know it's only November and Christmas is over a month away, but the stores are playing Christmas music and Starbucks has rolled out their holiday cups, so I'm just gonna to go with it. When I saw this … [Read More...]
I'm always on the lookout for fairly healthy foods that I can offer my toddler for breakfast. He is a picky eater and I struggle to find meals that are nutritious and balanced that he will willingly eat. I've learned that if I refer to something as "cake" he is more likely to eat it, so if he asks, … [Read More...]
If you've never had a frittata before, it is essentially a quiche without the crust. I like to think of it as a less heavy version of a quiche, for those times when you want something a little bit lighter. I'm a big fan of breakfast for dinner. Near the end of the week, when groceries start running … [Read More...]
There are few things that are as satisfying as a fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie. One of life's simple pleasures, you know? There are days when I just need a cookie. Yesterday was one of those days. This terrible two thing has been rearing it's ugly head recently. My usually sweet son has … [Read More...]
This recipe started with a craving for a maple glazed doughnut. We recently returned from a trip to Seattle and while there I nearly ate my weight in Top Pot Doughnuts. They were amazing. My favorite was the maple glazed old fashioned doughnut. It was to die for. Well, I couldn't stop thinking about … [Read More...]
We are big chocolate and peanut butter fans around here, so I'm always on the lookout for new and different recipes that incorporate two of our favorite ingredients. These cookies are part brownie and part cookie. The tops are crackly, the centers are slightly gooey like a brownie and the edges are … [Read More...]
Every year, as my husband's birthday rolls around, I start inquiring as to what kind of birthday dessert he wants. He typically replies, "Anything with blueberries or pudding or peanut butter and chocolate." I have yet to come up with a dessert that features all three of his favorite dessert … [Read More...]
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