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…

Week 3: Chocolate Snow Balls


Life has been absolutely crazy lately but there is always time for Christmas cookies! I finally finished my tax class, my son’s musical is over, the event I have been planning for months is tonight, and soon I will be able to breathe. But, until then I will find time to bake some cookies once…

Week 2 Christmas Cookies: Hot Cocoa Cookies


  As we are expecting 3″-5″ of snow today and tomorrow it seems perfect that I am posting Hot Cocoa Cookies. I am sure we are going to want to stay inside and nibble a few of these with some warm milk! We have a busy weekend ahead of us. I am hoping that the…

Week 1 Christmas Cookies: Soft Molasses Cookies


It’s finally time for me to crank up the Christmas songs and start getting ready for Christmas! I love the holiday season and try to stretch it out as long as possible.  I freeze lots of cookies to take to my family when we visit and to parties. My plan this year is to write…

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…