Old-Fashioned Glazed Yeast Donuts

  This recipe is my ode to Homer Simpson. I recently bought the Lego Simpsons House (I’m a huge Lego and Simpsons fan) and the most adorably small Cuisinart deep fryer. My goal was to eat donuts while putting the house together. Since I’ve been having fun with my mom’s roll dough, I wanted to see…

Bacon & Gruyere Monkey Bread

I seem to be on a bacon kick at the moment. I’m pretty sure at this point it’s turning into my new comfort food. Or it could be that it’s my son’s favorite, so there’s always bacon in the house! We were in the mood for breakfast bread, but we didn’t have any cheddar cheese….

Irish Car Bomb Ding Dongs

**I apologize for the re-post!  I switched my blog to a self hosting site and had a few hitches. I really wanted to make something sweet for St. Patrick’s Day, but was unsure of what to do. Everyone was making stout cupcakes with Bailey’s buttercream, but I wanted something a little different. Irish Car Bomb…

Maple Bacon Popcorn

  I made my favorite grilled cheese for dinner last night (dry rubbed black forest bacon with gruyere), and somehow had a few strips of bacon left over. I was going to wrap them up and put them in the fridge for breakfast, but a few hours later I was in the mood for a…

Chai Spiced Cookies

My son’s advisory had a culturally themed lunch yesterday. They were having Indian. To his credit, he did give me a day’s notice to go out and get something, but I didn’t have a chance to get to Trader Joe’s the day before. Tuesday night, we’re circling around the kitchen trying to decide what to…

Triple Chocolate Cake

My neighbor asked if I would bake a chocolate cake for her boyfriend’s birthday.  I of course said yes.  I dug out my favorite chocolate cake and frosting recipes and brainstormed on how to decorate it.  (Decorating cakes is not one of my strengths.)  I’ve seen really pretty cakes on Pinterest where there is a…

Peanut Butter Brownies

My mom asked me to send her these brownies. She’s been in the mood for peanut butter and chocolate ice cream lately (her favorite), but it’s been soooo cold in Michigan, the last thing she wants to do is eat something cold. So, she did the next best thing. She called me up and asked…

Paczki

Today is Paczki Day in Detroit (my home town). It is the happiest and most delicious day of the year. This is how the Polish (and other) communities in the city kick off Lent. When I was a little girl, you had to place your order at the market or bakery weeks in advance. I…