Chickpea Blondies

Chickpea Blondies

I am well aware that this recipe will not appeal to 90 percent of those who see it but honestly, it’s more for me than you. This is why. My kids were outside when I made them and came in to see them cooling on the counter. They begged for a bite and I...

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

This cake. So don’t even ask me why, but I made a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for a Memorial Day get together this past spring. I had watched the beautiful Joanna Gaines put together her Black Forest cake on Instagram and it seemed easy and looked delicious. I just wanted the cake part,...

Microwaved Mini Chocolate Cakes

Microwaved Mini Chocolate Cakes

For Tessa’s 8th birthday we hosted her third annual “sleep-under”, in which the girls come in their pjs, we eat cinnamon rolls and bacon, they have a dance party, and then they go home to their parents to sleep, all sugared up. This year we asked for books as gifts, and our favorite was...

Easy Chocolate Pot de Creme

Easy Chocolate Pot de Creme

The Creme should have an accent over the first e, but just ask me if I know how to do that. This was a recipe I’d pulled out of my America’s Test Kitchen magazine in 2008. That was before I even got married! I love that about food – this recipe is just as...

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My husband has always preferred the oatmeal raisin cookie. He is in the minority and I know this because I used to do a cookie bar graph with my little preschoolers at work. Chocolate chip is the overwhelming favorite, with snickerdoodle or “sugar” snagging second. Usually one kid likes oatmeal raisin – apparently this...

Banana Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

I love how foods trend. Five years ago (or ten? Time goes too fast) cupcakes were everything and everywhere. Now they’re sort of dated; that’s just the thing, though. Why would something this delicious ever be dated? I think food trends are silly and will continue to make and enjoy things that taste delicious,...

Easy Apple Turnovers

Easy Apple Turnovers

We all have a limit to what level of “homemade” we will attempt. For one of my best friends, cookies are only made from tubes. For me, it’s pastry. Pie crust, yes (with my easy oil crust), but no puff pastry, no phyllo. I always keep a box of puff pastry in my freezer,...

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