cookies, 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, ice cream, 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

cakes & cupcakes, 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

cookies, 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

cakes & cupcakes, 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