Lucky Charms Bark

I bought a box of Lucky Charms a while ago with the intention of decorating a cake with the marshmallows.  I separated the cereal from the marshmallows and set them aside as I went to the store to buy missing ingredients.  That’s when I saw the Star Wars cereal and made a cake with that,…

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…

m&m Birthday Cake

About a week ago, a friend of mine asked me to bake a cake for his son for his birthday. It was going to be a small gathering with just family and close friends. The bigger birthday blowout was going to be the following week. I made the cake, a simple yellow cake with chocolate…

Pretzel Turtles with Bourbon Caramel

I made these originally last Christmas for the office and loved them. I wanted to make them again thisfor my parents who’ve never tried them, but do a little something different. I had a bottle of bourbon in my cupboard (this year’s new “it drink”) and decided to add a little to my caramels. Oh…

Snickers Squares

Bless this mess.  That should be the name of this recipe.  I spent the weekend cleaning out the fridge and freezer and came across a container of nougat and caramel that I used a couple of weeks ago for my Payday cake and thought I’d try to make a homemade snickers squares with it. Have…

Bird Nests

This is my second attempt at a family-friendly-easter-baking-activity that I could do with my son, since he’s leaving for spring break this weekend.  From what I’ve seen, bird nests have been around for a long time, but I’d never heard of them until Pinterest.  I thought my son would be on board since candy is…

Peanut Butter Honeycomb Pie

I was on the web (as always) the other day googling something about peanuts (or peanut brittle, or french burnt peanuts), when this recipe title caught my eye. One click and I immediately started checking to see if I had the ingredients in my cupboard. I eagerly started with the Honeycomb. Preparing honeycomb is very…

Cashew Bacon Brittle

A few years ago, I was at my parents house for the holiday.  I belonged to a meat club (don’t ask) at the time and was into adding meat (read bacon) to everything.  I threw a batch of cashew brittle together and added diced, thick-cut pancetta.  I have to admit, it was pretty awesome.  Later…