Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies


I don’t bake much. But, once in a while we need to have some sweets in the house. I love bakery cookies but is seems like when I try to make them at home they either spread out too much and get really thin and crispy or they just stay blobs of dough on the…

Throwback Thursday: Tea Doughnuts


Okay, so I am a day off. My entire summer has been one long Sunday and now that I am trying to adjust to having to pay attention to the days of the week I am never quite sure what day it is. These are one of my favorite weekend treats. Though we only make…

1940s Betty Crocker Chocolate Chips Cake


I love finding recipes like this. I was talking the other day about a chocolate chip cake that I used to make when I was young and first learning to bake. It was in my mother’s big red Betty Crocker cookbook. That cookbook was a staple in our house. I used it all the time…

Pumpkin Bread French Toast


There was a little diner near where we used to live that served amazing French toast. I am not a big fan of the soggy white bread French toast but this French toast was made with all different kinds of breads. Brioche, sweet breads such as cinnamon roll or pecan bread. Even savory breads were…

Homemade Pumpkin Bread


Using up all my canned goods before it is time to stock up again for fall has many benefits such as this delicious pumpkin bread. The best thing about it is that it makes 2 LARGE loaves so we had one to eat and one for dinner the next night. Yes! Dinner! I cannot wait…

Chewy Sugar Cookies


Can you believe we are into August already? It is unbelievable that the summer has flown by. I noticed the other night that the sun is starting to set a bit earlier and nights have been a bit cooler. In fact until the other day the temperature has been in the low 70s and high…

Simple Brownie “Sundae”


This isn’t a great picture but this is one of those desserts that I make from time-to-time to take to potlucks or picnics. It looks impressive, especially if you put Maraschino cherries on top with a drizzle of the juice. It is so easy my daughter made this the other night when we really wanted…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


It is the start of a holiday weekend here in the United States. Memorial Day, celebrated the fourth Monday in May, is to honor all of the service members who have died while serving in the Armed Forces. It is often confused with Veteran’s Day which is always observed on November 11th. Veteran’s Day honors…

Hershey’s Cocoa Chocolate Layer Cake


I love chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream frosting. It has been my favorite dessert since I was a little girl. Every birthday and special occasion this is what I wanted for dessert. Though my tastes have expanded the last few years and I choose other cakes now will still return to a chocolate cake…

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


A few years ago these were all over Pinterest for Christmas cookies. I had never seen them before but everyone was talking about how their mom or they used to make these all the time. I didn’t try them.  I am like that. When something is popular I tend to go the other way. Maybe…

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…