Feb 142018
Peanut Butter Pie

In honor of Valentine’s Day I’m making a special dessert that has my two favorite things….chocolate and peanut butter!  This is crazy good and easy to make.  As you can see from the photo, I opted for the easy way and bought a pre-made chocolate graham cracker crust!  For the topping, use melted peanut butter […]

Feb 232017
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

This is a doctored up cake mix recipe and it’s one of my favorites!   Lately, I’ve been skipping the German chocolate if I don’t have it on hand and it turns out just as good.  I’ve added a few tablespoons of flour to the cake mix due to the new smaller sizes (15.25oz) of most cake […]

Oct 222016
Apple Cake

It’s that time of year where apples are abundant! This is one of my favorite apple cakes. It’s a moist cake with an amazing glaze that really makes it! Apple Cake 1 ½ cup vegetable oil 1 ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar 3 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 […]

Jul 272014
Summer Jello

My niece sent me this photo she took of a fun jello treat she made.  It’s a teddy bear in a life saver floating in a sea of jello!  So cute I wanted to share the idea.   Here is another version she made in a pyrex dish….super cute!!

Jun 292014
Blueberry and Peach Crisp

This is an easy-to-make dessert. Substitute the berries for any variety that you like. The recipe can easily be halved and baked in individual ramekins or larger baking dish. 4 cups (2 pints) blueberries, washed and stemmed 1 cup (about 4) peaches, peeled and diced ½ cup granulated sugar 1¼ cups flour ⅔ cup brown […]

Apr 132013
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wow, these cookies are good! I found this recipe in my newspaper published by a local cafe owner. The cookies are soft in the middle and crisp on the outside. The secret to these special cookies is letting the dough sit in the refrigerator between one to three days before baking. The longer the dough […]

Mar 132013
Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

My husband’s two favorite desserts are cookie dough and cheesecake. This dessert is the perfect solution…you get both!  It’s a thin layer of cheesecake topped with a crunchy chocolate chip cookie.  It’s the perfect amount of each. For the Crust 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 […]

Feb 182013
Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars

If you like peanut butter cups, this is the cheesecake for you! You can easily substitute your favorite candy bar instead of the peanut butter cups, or go with the plain cheesecake. It’s that good! For the Crust: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 […]

Feb 132013
Peanut Butter Brownies

This is a fun Valentine’s Day gift idea! Brownies cut into little heart shapes using cookie cutters. I make these cute treats using a boxed brownie mix and then swirl peanut butter throughout. It’s kind of like a buckeye candy…remember those peanut butter balls? Let’s face it, you can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut […]

Jan 212013
Jam Thumbprint Cookies

I love making these cookies around the holidays. They are easy to make and look great! They are perfect to give as gifts to your friends! 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 egg beaten […]