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,...

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

What do I bake the most? These cookies. These exact cookies. They are a general crowd pleaser and can be ready to go in the oven in the time it takes your oven to preheat. These have been on my site for years but deserve a re-do with careful explanations and this is why…

Profiteroles

Profiteroles

Profiteroles, cream puffs, and eclairs are all made from the same thing. It’s called choux pastry (pronounced shoo). It is a batter made with butter, water, eggs, and flour. The water creates steam as they bake, which actually creates an airy hole in the center which, of course, we fill with all types of...

Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream Pie

An ice cream pie with a chocolate cookie crust, a creamy cream-cheesy vanilla layer, and lots of strawberry ice cream. The chocolate sauce on top makes it look pretty and envelopes the whole she-bang with chocolate. This was super easy to put together and would make a wonderful dessert as the weather gets warmer....

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