Gooey Butter Cake


Day 20 – Another gray day. At least it is slightly warmer today. The gray 30 degree days need to end, now. We are making dessert just about every day right now. We never used to have dessert before this shelter-in-place started. I think the whole emotional toll has made us crave carbs. Oh, wait….

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies


Day 13 is not so bad. I have been reading from others that have already gone through this in other places in the world that the first two weeks are definitely the hardest to adjust to. We all had a mini meltdown last night with short fuses all around. All it took was the wrong…

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake


I love chocolate cake! It is probably my number one dessert. Now, I am NOT a big dessert person but if I am I want a stick to your fork, creamy, smooth chocolate cake. This recipe is one that has been changed because I didn’t have all the ingredients of another cake recipe. Making changes…

Banana Cupcakes


Our grocery store has a spot for bananas that they sell much cheaper than the other bananas because they are just starting to get spots on them and most people won’t buy them. If you are willing to make something right away or take them home and freeze them they can be a great buy!…

School Lunch Brownies


When we were in school they always had these big pans of brownies they served for desserts. They were thick and chewy and had a layer of butter cream frosting. Now, most people like the edges of the brownies (they sell pans that allow you to have just edges) but I am a center of…

Christmas Cookies: Nestle Easy Chocolate Fudge


Reblogged from 2014: My daughter came to me at 2:00 pm and said she needed a treat with her to her teen library group’s Christmas party.  Um, I have 90 minutes to come up with something quick and in that time I need to accomplish the other 20 tasks I had originally scheduled during this…

Christmas Cookies: Quaker Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies


Reblogged from 2016: These cookies are a favorite in our house.  I use the recipe for Quaker’s Best Oatmeal Cookies from  Quaker Oats.com just like my mother used to make them off the back of the oatmeal box.  I almost never bake but when I do I want a recipe I know that will turn…

Christmas Cookies: Soft Molasses Cookies


Reblogged from 2018: 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…

Christmas Cookies: Buttery Toffee Cookies


We are trying to cut down a bit on sweets so one of the new things I am trying is if we want a treat we have to make it. I am not much of a baker so the rest of the family has to pitch in on this. This creation was from my partner,…

Christmas Cookies: Hot Cocoa Cookies


Reblogged from 2018: 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…

Christmas Cookies: Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies


Reblogged from 2018: 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…

Christmas Cookies: Christmas Spritz Cookies


Reblogged from 2017: I love, love, love Christmas time! We start baking right around Thanksgiving and make cookies right up until Christmas Eve when we make our families Apple Kuchen. I made these with my mother when I was little. Our cookie press was a bit different from the one I have now but they…