Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

  The saga of cleaning my cupboard by baking continues. I found a couple of bags of dark chocolate chips and more white chocolate chips. I knew I wanted to make cookies, but what kind? I’ve always wanted to make brownie cookies, but never found a recipe that was just right, until now. This recipe…

Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

I was all set to make peanut butter sandwich cookies with a chocolate creme filling, when I decided that I wasn’t in the mood for cookies. I wanted cake. So I decided to try to make a peanut butter cake with chocolate fudge frosting. I researched different recipes to see how it would work and was able…

Blondies with Candies and Nuts

Guess what I found in my cupboard? A bag of m&m’s in a ziploc bag? I can’t escape them! I also found half a bag of peanut butter chips and pecans. Time to put my thinking cap back on…..Blondies! I will make blondies with all three. I used my blondie base from the peanut butter…

White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

While going through my seemingly never-ending task of cleaning out my cupboard, I came across a bag of white chocolate chips. Three actually, so get ready for white chocolate chip recipes! I was really in the mood for a cookie, but what kind? I instantly thought of making white chocolate macadamia nut cookies (one of…

Friday Things

This is one of my favorite foods on the planet.  A coney with onions and mustard from my favorite coney island Lafayette in Detroit, MI.   I will be there  in just over a month and I can’t wait to have another one while I’m visiting this summer.   In the meantime I’ll share with…

Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

While I was at the market the other day, I bought a box of raspberries because I thought they were so purdy, but I had no idea what I was going to do with them. I was in the mood for a nice light cake and came across this recipe for raspberry buttermilk cake. I’m…

Creme de Menthe Chunk Cookies

I seem to be going through a phase of cleaning out my cupboards, and this time I found yet another bag of andes baking chips. I was staring at the bag contemplating what I was going to make with the chips, when I noticed recipe on the back of the package. I almost never try…

Friday Things

This is how I spent last Friday.  Hanging out in a bar with a friend playing board games while waiting for a group who was running terribly late for dinner.  It was great! I’m almost as hungry now as I was then and I’m staring at the clock waiting for that magical lunch hour.  In…

Olive Oil Brownies w/M&Ms and Peanut Butter Chips

I’m finally at the bottom of the bag of m&m’s. This last recipe featuring m&m’s was the result of a combination of using the rest of the candy and cleaning out my cupboard. I knew I wanted to make brownies with m&m’s, but I didn’t know that I had a box of brownie mix in my cupboard. Miles…

M&M Confetti Cake

I’m still working my way through the 42oz bag of m&m’s left over from another baking project. Last week I made confetti sugar cookies with them and I started to think “what about a confetti cake”? I grabbed my new favorite cake recipe from Joy the Baker and added the crushed m&m’s. I wondered if…

Friday Things

This is how I started my week.  Sending Miles off for spring break to visit his dad. But today is Friday.  Spring break is almost over and Miles will be home soon.  Of course mom managed to have a little fun too.  Other than baking a few things, my kitchen has been a quite one. …

Confetti Sugar Cookies

Last month I made an M&M birthday cake for my friends’ 7 yr old.  I bought two 42oz bags of M&M’s and didn’t even finish one bag.  I even had to open the second bag because I was running out of one color in particular. That bag of candy sat in my cupboard mocking me…