I’m not sure how the tradition of making cookies at Christmas time came about, but I’m not complaining about it. Cookies happen to be my favorite desserts to make, and probably my favorite dessert to eat. Something I’ve never really been fond of, though, is gingerbread. Continue reading “Gingersnap Men”
There are few things in life I love more than the chocolate/peanut butter combo. Nothing can top it. It doesn’t get old. It’s sweet and savory and lends itself to all sorts of heavenly desserts. I made some peanut butter cookies with a chocolate frosting swirl last Summer and it was sort of a life changing recipe. This peanut butter cheesecake swirl brownie recipe is this Summer’s triumph that are sure to be repeated for decades to come. Continue reading “Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl Brownies”
Over Easter I was so lucky to have my family come to stay with me. Every time I see my them it takes me back to all of the memories I have baking with them in the kitchen. Starting back as a child standing on a chair peering over the bowl of the Kitchen Aid mixer, and more recently rolling out pie crust with my Dad and my sister as she teaches me how to make a proper lattice weave. Did I mention she is 14? I need to enlist her on the blog more often! Continue reading “Small Batch Carrot Cake Recipe”
I’m here to say that rice crispy treats have always been a mediocre dessert in my book. I eat and enjoy the sticky, crunchy bars, but they fall far below a good chocolate chip cookie, a piece of cake, or even a crumble. I thought all rice crispy treats were about the same, improving with a higher butter and marshmallow to cereal ratio, until I had these salted brown butter rice crispy treats.
Continue reading “Salted Brown Butter Rice Crispy Treats”
And just like that, Valentine’s Day is a week away! With all of the wedding events happening, the Super Bowl was the last thing on my mind on Sunday, so I decided to bring heart shaped whoopie pies to the party we attended to try to fit in a little Valentine’s day celebrating before it passed me by. Continue reading “Mini Heart Red Velvet Whoopie Pies”
Well, as it so happens, folks, we’ve had two days of snow in Houston in one Winter season. It’s true insanity after living here for eight years and only seeing snow one other time, but I’ll take a day working at home and the best soup weather there ever was! And really, truly, there’s nothing I like better than a big bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.
Continue reading “Quick and Easy Creamy Tomato Soup”
This blog post is fresh off the kitchen table at my parent’s house in Chicago. Surrounded by family and twinkling lights and cookie baking, you could say this breeds the best recipes. We are a family of snackers over here, and so, naturally, I had to cook up a little it’s not dinner yet but I don’t really want to commit to cooking yet snack. Continue reading “Caramelized Balsamic Onion and Brie Bites”
Wow, has this been the craziest December, or is it just me? Usually the end of the year at work is quiet and painfully slow, but this year I’ve been going non-stop. I’ve also been working on a sewing project that I’m hoping to share with you all as soon as possible… as it turns out, beaded fabric is sort of the worst to work with. Gorgeous, but my little fingers are sick of picking rhinestones off of mesh if you know what I mean. Continue reading “Banana Mini Muffins with Streusel Topping”