Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies


‘Tis the season! Cookies, cookies, and more cookies! Today is a perfect day for us to stay in and bake cookies. We have a nice fluffy 3″ of snow on the ground and are expecting at least 6″ during the day. Beautiful day to stay in and watch it snow while we bake. I am…

Perfect Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting


We made these to have on hand around Thanksgiving and they were so simple to make. I thought they would make a great pairing with a hot cup of coffee or hot cocoa. These are not too sweet but have a delicious flavor when you want something just a bit sweet. Verdict: These are very…

Christmas Spritz Cookies


I love, love, love Christmas time! We start baking right around Thanksgiving and make cookies right up until Christmas Eve when we make our families Apple Kuchen. I made these with my mother when I was little. Our cookie press was a bit different from the one I have now but they still have the…

Pumpkin Roll Pancakes with Sweet Cream Cheese Filling


Is it dessert? Is it dinner? Why yes it is! Have you seen the pumpkin rolls with the cream cheese filling? This is a take-off on that idea. No, it is NOT the same recipe so the pancakes are a bit more pumpkin bread like so it is not as sweet but the filling is…

Pumpkin Muffins


While I am taking care of my family I have a few recipes in reserve that are family favorites. I hope you enjoy. You may already know I am NOT a fan of the pumpkin spice overload. I think it is way overdone and I especially don’t like the artificial pumpkin taste and smell in…

Buttery Toffee Cookies


We are trying to cut down a bit on sweets so one of the new things I am trying is if we want a treat we have to make it. I am not much of a baker so the rest of the family has to pitch in on this. This creation was from my partner,…

My Top Three Recipes of the Month


Someone recently suggested that at the end of each month I post my top three to five recipes each month because it would make it easier for them to plan out some meals and treats for the following month. I thought that was a brilliant idea so here is my first posting for My Top…

Personal Sized Turtle Cheesecakes


My daughter has been wanting to make cheesecake for the past several weeks. She finally decided that digging out the spring-form pan was too difficult and she would make small cheesecakes in cupcake pans instead. As you notice other than cookies I rarely bake. It is just not my thing. She loves baking so I…

DoubleTree Hotel Like Chocolate Chip Cookies


We generally stay at Hilton brand hotels because we travel so much that we can accumulate points towards more hotel stays. One of the hotels we stay at, DoubleTree, has as one of its perks that they give your traveling party free warm chocolate chip cookies when you check in. These cookies are not your…

Dulce de Leche in the Slow Cooker


I have been reading about this for years. Every so often I think, oh I should try this to see how it tastes and if it really works. The other day was a perfect lazy day with the kids so I decided to give Dulce de Leche in the slow cooker a try. Verdict: When…

New York Style Coffee Cake with LOTS of Crumb Topping


My daughter had her annual back-to-school sleepover the other night. This will most likely be the last one as they are all going into their senior year. I am holding out hope for one last one next year before they all go away to college but they just don’t know. The nice thing is that…

Chocolate Lasagna


My daughter had a friend visiting the other day and I asked them to pick a dessert and make it for dinner.  I like to keep the kids busy and doing something productive when they have friends over (I have found it avoids those little squabbles and spats) so that was the best thing I…