desserts

Spice Cupcakes with Apple Pie Filling and Cinnamon Buttercream

I needed a dessert other than pie to make for Thanksgiving. I was originally going to make a spice cake, but I opted for cupcakes because they're easier to distribute (and grab and go). This recipe uses a boxed spice cake mix as the base to save a few steps, but I disregard all of… Continue reading Spice Cupcakes with Apple Pie Filling and Cinnamon Buttercream

desserts, weeknight cooking

Autumn Spice Pound Cake

I wanted to bake something to take to work this week, but I also had a long day and wanted to do something easy. This cake uses a boxed spice cake mix as the base. I baked this in a loaf pan for easy transportation to work, since my cake carrier is at a friend's… Continue reading Autumn Spice Pound Cake

desserts, vegetarian

Spiced Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

A local magazine was having a cookie recipe contest, so of course I wanted to enter! It's an unusually chilly summer day today, and it's raining, so I think I came up with these because they remind me of fall. Makes about 4½ dozen. Ingredients 2¼ cups pecan halves 2 tbsp melted butter 1¼ cups… Continue reading Spiced Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

desserts, vegetarian

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint chocolate chip ice cream is one of my favorite flavors, and it's not very difficult to make. You just need a good vanilla ice cream recipe, chocolate, and some mint flavoring. I have the KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment for my stand mixer. I was using the vanilla ice cream recipe that came with it,… Continue reading Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

appetizers & snacks, breakfast, lunch box, vegetarian

Granola Bars

I had a bag of granola that she was snacking on, but once I was about halfway through it was too crumbly to eat unless I ate it with milk like a cereal. I thought it would be good to make into some granola bars. The recipe in this post is one I made a… Continue reading Granola Bars

desserts

Mini Chocolate Cakes

I had a party yesterday afternoon and needed a quick and easy dessert to make. I was already running behind schedule. I had some chocolate pound cake mix, which would be super easy to do something with. (I'm totally serious - you just add butter and water to this magical mix!) Ingredients 1 package Tastefully… Continue reading Mini Chocolate Cakes

desserts, vegetarian, weeknight cooking

1972 Sugar Cookies

I have a boatload of cookbooks, but I have to admit, my 1972 Betty Crocker is my go-to for cookie recipes. I made these one night last week after dinner to take to work the next day. So yeah, I didn't chill the dough for 2-3 hours like I was supposed to. I took a shortcut,… Continue reading 1972 Sugar Cookies

desserts

Strawberries & Cream Filled Cupcakes

Pretty sure these are the best cupcakes I've ever made. The filling and buttercream were amazing. I can't take any credit for a recipe for the actual cake part, so this post focuses on the filling, frosting, and putting it all together at the end. If you need a good vanilla cupcake recipe, try this one… Continue reading Strawberries & Cream Filled Cupcakes

desserts, vegetarian

Nana’s Carrot Cake

I can't take credit for this gorgeous carrot cake that occasionally appears on my header image. My spouse (at the time) made that using a family recipe. This recipe is on the thinnest piece of paper ever. It was clearly typed on a typewriter, but I have no idea how the paper didn't disintegrate when… Continue reading Nana’s Carrot Cake