desserts

Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites

I had a get-together to celebrate my new basement yesterday, and because it was Derby day, I had a few Derby-themed items on the menu. I was going to make a Derby pie, but I didn't want anything I was serving to require utensils. I've made bite-sized Boston cream pies before, so I decided it… Continue reading Nut-Free Derby Pie Bites

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

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). 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… 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

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). 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… Continue reading Mini Chocolate Cakes

desserts, vegetarian, weeknight cooking

1972 Sugar Cookies

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). 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… Continue reading 1972 Sugar Cookies

desserts

Strawberries & Cream Filled Cupcakes

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). 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… 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