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: 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 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 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:…

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…

Chocolate Coated Popcorn


Our local theater sells reusable plastic popcorn buckets twice a year. For $30 you buy a bucket and get to use if for the next five-six months. Every time you go to a movie you can get it filled and refilled while you are there. But, the best part is you don’t even need to…

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars


My kids love finding recipes that they can make with their friends for a quick after school snack or a weekend pick-me-up. When my daughter saw this recipe she thought for sure this would be a perfect dessert to make with her friends. These only have a bit of cooking and that is on the…

Christmas Memories and Chocolate Meatball Cookies


This is a cookie from my childhood. It is still a family favorite. Of all the cookies and sweets I make this and the Apple Kuchen are the two things that always signify Christmas in our house. They are the cookie that my children ask for and family wants us to bring to family gatherings….

Chocolaty Eclair Cake


I made an Chocolate Eclair CakeĀ (click for link to original recipe) a year and a half ago and the kids still mention it from time to time about how I need to make another one. I finally decided that I really wanted something chocolaty so I decided to try this cake again but using chocolate…

Trisha Yearwood’s No Bake Pretzel Bars (plus a variation)


Well, we had our snow day yesterday. It was WONDERFUL! I love snow days just as much as the kids. I like having everyone home. The kids actually played a game or two together, willingly, and my son wanted to make a sweet treat. I was scouring pages of what he could possible make and…

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes


The two flavors that signal the beginning of the Christmas season to me are peppermint and chocolate. I love these two flavors individually and together! I was looking for something simple that could be made for holiday work parties, school parties or your Christmas buffet. These are so easy my children made them! Using a…

Peanut Butter Balls


A couple of days ago my daughter came out to the kitchen and looked around at all the cookies. “Are you going to make Peanut Butter Balls?” I hadn’t planned on it. I don’t care for peanut butter. It’s okay and I eat it maybe once or twice a month but my family is crazy…