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…

Impossible Pumpkin Pie


My favorite part of pie is the crust. I love a flaky buttery crust. But, my favorite part of the pie is the least favorite part for the rest of my family.  We were looking for an easy dessert the other night and trying to make use of all our holiday leftovers. I had a…

Christmas Cookies Week 7: Oreo Magic Bars


These were an attempt to make Magic Bars without coconut. We like coconut but not everyone does. These were good but they are REALLY sticky! They taste rich and amazing but if you like coconut at all add the coconut. These fall apart so easily that I almost didn’t post them but they were so…

Christmas Cookies Week 6: Grand Chocolate Bundt Cake


I can just picture little Grand Chocolate Bundt Cakes as the center of cookie trays. This cake is so easy, super chocolate, and so yummy! I made one large cake for us but it works perfectly in small bundt pans. With just a sprinkling of confectioners sugar over the top it is perfectly simple! Verdict:…

Christmas Cookies Week 5: Holiday Meltaways


We are always looking for new cookies and these sounded so simple when I heard about them how could I not try them! I love shortbread cookies and the recipe seemed similar so I thought how could I not love them. Verdict: These were even better than I thought they would be. Lighter than air…