Potato Chip Cookies

As I look through my grandmother’s recipe box, I realize that she saved far more dessert recipes than any other kind. I can relate! For years, I have cut out recipes and carefully taped them into notebooks by category. I have a notebook for main dishes, one for sides and one for drinks. Each of… Continue reading Potato Chip Cookies

One Bowl Dark Chocolate Cake

Sometimes the timing is so bad it is actually perfect. One year ago I was taking my daughter to daycare for the first time and preparing myself to go back to work after having been home with her for the first few months of her life. Those crazy postpartum hormones were still raging and I… Continue reading One Bowl Dark Chocolate Cake

Lemon Iced Ginger Cookies

I used to think sugar cookies were the ultimate iced Christmas cookie. They are certainly a classic but let’s be honest, they are really just sugar on sugar no matter how beautifully they are decorated. Why not add some flavor to the sweetness? Over the last few years I have developed a love for ginger… Continue reading Lemon Iced Ginger Cookies

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Admittedly, I am a relatively recent pumpkin convert. It is only in the last few years that I have been able to enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. I still can’t handle pumpkin spice flavored beverages though.  Pecan pie, on the other hand, was my absolute favorite when I was growing up.… Continue reading Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Strawberry Pastry

God bless the person who decided pastries were an ideal breakfast food! Can I get an “AMEN”??? That sweet, carb loaded goodness might not actually be part of a healthy, balanced diet but it certainly does give me motivation to actually eat breakfast. My eyes don’t exactly light up the same way when presented with… Continue reading Strawberry Pastry

Stir-n-Drop Sugar Cookies

I used to spend hours baking and decorating cut out sugar cookies. It was like therapy for me, a way to tune out the rest of the world for a while. I still enjoy making sugar cookies but I just don’t have time for the detailed work that goes into decorating those cut out cookies.… Continue reading Stir-n-Drop Sugar Cookies

Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I learned two things while creating this recipe. First, this dough was NOT meant to be biscotti. Second, it doesn’t matter because apparently, my family doesn’t care for biscotti anyway. When I tried making this dough into biscotti it was a huge fail. The edges were burning and the center was puffing up. However, one… Continue reading Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Farm-Style Biscuits

I love bread. I mean, I REALLY love bread! Bring me your bagels, your loafs and your rolls! Homemade bread of any sort? Forget about it, I’m done. All of this being said, baking with yeast is always a challenge for me. That is the beautiful thing about this biscuit recipe, NO YEAST! No waiting… Continue reading Farm-Style Biscuits