Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies


Sometimes only cookies will help make the day better or are the perfect way to celebrate. My partner had someone in her department take a new job so they were celebrating his last day yesterday. Over the weekend almost 14 dozen cookies were made for her office. My kitchen was like a little bakery all…

Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Frosting


When I was asked what I wanted for Easter dessert I immediately went to a nice homemade Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Frosting. I didn’t want a boxed yellow lemon cake I wanted a real lemon cake. This is unusual for me in that I normally would just say anything chocolate, preferably chocolate cake with…

Chocolate Chip Scones


I love scones. They are so simple to make and can be made in so many different ways. Sweet, savory, or even plain are all good. We made these for a simple Sunday morning breakfast. The kids were surprised at how simple they really are to make and with a nice cup of tea or…

Kentucky Butter Cake


I am not a baker. If we are making a cake, cookies, or pie it needs to be straight forward and super simple. This is one of those cakes. Whether you call this Kentucky Butter Cake, as we do, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, or just plain old butter cake you have probably had a version…

Almond Cookie Bars


I love almond cookies. All kinds. I discovered these lovely melt in your mouth cookie bars a while back and I have to make them every once in a while. Sometimes I add a whole or half almond to the top. Other days like this I just make the cookies (which are super simple!!) and…

Homemade Peppermint Patties


My family loves Peppermint Patties. I don’t know why I didn’t think of making them before. I made half with a bittersweet dark chocolate and half with a milk chocolate. My children tend not to like dark chocolate unless it is a REALLY good brand. I had some Baker’s chocolate so I didn’t know how…

Orange Cake with Orange Glaze


My partner talks about an orange cake she used to ask for every year for her birthday. She doesn’t remember the recipe other than she thinks it was made with an orange cake mix and orange juice. Every so often I try to find a recipe she will like (without the cake mix) for an…

Apple Crisp


We wanted a warm comforting dessert the other night and Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream sounded so good. I wanted lots of crispy crust on top and the apples to be sweet but not cloyingly sweet. Verdict: I think they licked the pan clean! Everyone kept saying how good this was. The apples were…

Chocolate Coated Popcorn


Our local theater sells reusable plastic popcorn buckets twice a year. For $30 you buy a bucket and get to use if for the next five-six months. Every time you go to a movie you can get it filled and refilled while you are there. But, the best part is you don’t even need to…

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars


My kids love finding recipes that they can make with their friends for a quick after school snack or a weekend pick-me-up. When my daughter saw this recipe she thought for sure this would be a perfect dessert to make with her friends. These only have a bit of cooking and that is on the…

Baked Coffee Cake Doughnuts


When I was at Joann Fabrics a couple of months ago they had Wilton doughnut pans on the clearance racks. I love clearance sales but I thought this will be something I can actually use! Notice I said, months ago? I finally pulled it out of the cupboard to make doughnuts for brunch and the…

Chocolate Eclair Cake


So, for Throwback Thursday I decided to visit an older post and remake it to see if it still holds up. Often we change how we cook something or add a new special ingredient or take something out but don’t go back and change the original recipe. I decided this year to go back and…