Perfectly Soft Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  At first glance, these cookies seem usual enough.  But, a few key steps make these cookies unusually irresistible. These soft batch style cookies have a subtle touch of peppermint, (tis the season) and they’re incredibly easy to throw together.  The secret ingredient that makes these so playfully soft … a pack of instant vanilla […]

How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree

  Stop wasting your money at Starbucks on pumpkin bread.  Start baking with homemade pumpkin puree.  It couldn’t be easier. Sugar pumpkins are an excellent choice for cooking and baking.  These smaller squashes have a firm, sweet flesh and are only about 6 to 8 inches in diameter.  These particular pumpkins are great for roasting […]

Apple Cinnamon Crumble Cake

  I could have given this dish a variety of different names. This delicious chameleon is a combination of cake, crumble, and pie.  It’s dense like cake, with an apple pie filling, and crumble topping.  So, Apple Cinnamon Crumble Cake is what I came up with. The name fits, right? The base layer is flaky […]

Pumpkin Bars

  Few ingredients embody a season like pumpkin does for Autumn. Throw on your sweaters and boots, because pumpkin season is here… and so are these delicious pumpkin bars. It’s that time of the year when pumpkin takes over my life.  Carving pumpkin, eating pumpkin (pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin beer, these delicious pumpkin […]

Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

  I warned you that some recipes on my site will be healthy, and some…not so much.  This bread falls under the “not so much” category.   And, hey, as long as we’re making not so healthy bread, chocolate chips must be involved. I combined two of my favorite bread recipes in this one.  Zucchini […]

Meredith’s Classic Oatmeal Cookies

  Classic, because they are my sisters recipe.  Jazzed up, because they are full of incredible flavor. My sister, Meredith, is the baker in our family.  If there’s a special occasion or holiday, you will find her in the kitchen whipping up a batch of her famous GIANT oatmeal cookies.  She uses a classic recipe, […]