Poke Cake


I love these cakes. They are super simple and you can make them in so many combinations of flavors. We went for the more traditional yellow cake with chocolate pudding and a chocolate ganache.  The kids were chomping at the bit for it even before dinner started. Verdict: These are simple and fun. The simple…

Texas Sheet Cake


I used to spend a lot of time at my best friend’s house when we were in 9th grade. This is similar to a cake that we used to make while at her house. I had never heard of it before but they made it all the time. It is a thinner cake made in…

Simple Chocolate Bundt Cake


I got to choose the dessert the other night and we have not had chocolate cake in forever! My daughter was not really into making a cake from scratch so we made a bundt cake from a cake mix AND a brownie mix. This was so easy but felt so decadent. Verdict: This was super…

Christmas Treats: Rolo Pretzels


My daughter received an Easter treat from a family friend of pretzels topped with Hershey Kisses and M&Ms. She loved them! Then she remembered that she had heard of them being made with Rolos too. Adding caramel she knew would give that sweet & salty taste an extra boost. These are so simple to make…

Week 9 Christmas Treats: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread


I will admit of not being a fan of the Pumpkin Spice Latte but I do love things with Pumpkin Pie flavors. Pumpkin bread is one of my favorites. Add a layer of sweet cream cheese filling and some mini chocolate chips and this is a delicious breakfast bread. This recipe makes two large loaves…

Christmas Treats Week 8: Blueberry Lemon Scones


Okay. If you are following along I missed week 7. I will go back and fill it in later but wanted to keep going with my project. Life sometimes gets in the way of things and I didn’t want it to completely derail my efforts. Verdict: These are so fresh tasting. At a time when…

Week 6 Christmas Treats: Mississippi Mud Brownies


When I was younger I was the master of making unique desserts out of boxed brownie mixes. Then I discovered the joy of homemade brownies. I could whip up a batch in no time. But, lately my kids have wanted to make brownies from a box. I am fine with that. They both know how…

Christmas Treats Week 4: Chocolate Chip Pie


You may have noticed I changed my weekly Christmas Cookie day to Christmas Treats. Since I really wasn’t making many cookies right now I decided Christmas Treats was a much better name. We are planning on doing lots of baking in the next week or so. As I watched the weather forecast tonight and the…

Christmas Cookies Week 3:Baked Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts


With the recent snow storms and cold temperatures we are spending quite a bit of time inside. That means lots of time for baking and cleaning! Anyone else obsessed with Marie Kondo? Yes, I binge watched the Netflix series and wasn’t even through the first episode before I was upstairs refolding all my clothes and…

Christmas Cookies Week 2 (2019): Easy Rocky Road Candy


I looked at my daughter last night and told her we needed a sweet for my blog today. I told her it needed to be made from items that we had in the house. I didn’t care if it was a cookies, cake, or candy but she needed to be able to make it easily….

Christmas Cookies Week 1 (2019): Chocolate Crinkles


I have decided rather than just limit cookies to the two months prior to Christmas I am going to try to do one cookie, cake, or candy treat a week for a while. I would like to keep it going through Christmas 2019 but we shall see how this goes. I love sweets but am…