Peanut Butter Cookies with PB Filling

Growing up I always made peanut butter cookies with a cross hatch pattern.  As I got older I wanted a more rustic look and began using an ice cream scoop, letting the cookies crack on their own while baking.  Lately I been in a nostalgic mood and wanted to go back to the cross hatch,…

Chocolate Chess Pie

I was in a pie baking mood, but I wasn’t in a go to the store to buy the ingredients mood.  I was lucky enough to have the ingredients to make a chocolate chess pie which is something I’ve never made before.  I’m also still trying to understand what a chess pie is. The pie…

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…

Irish Whiskey and Stout Ding Dongs with Bailey’s Filling

Here’s an recipe I made for St. Patrick’s Day last year that was such a success, I had to share it again. 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….

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

It’s almost Thanksgiving and we still have Halloween candy in the house. My son likes to horde the candy like Gollum and the ring (shameless Lord of the Rings reference), saying that he’s going to eat it all, reluctantly sharing a left over laffy taffy. Yet fall turns to winter and turns to spring and…

Friday Things

  Happy Halloween!! I know it’s Friday, but today it feels like “throw back Thursday”. I came across pics of halloween cupcakes I made when I lived in Chicago. A friend of mine helped me make batches of halloween cupcakes for my son’s school halloween party. The pics aren’t that great, but the cupcakes were…

Black & White Cake

One of my favorite things to do when I go to my parents house in Detroit (other than eating coney island hot dogs) is going to my favorite used bookstore, John K King Used & Rare Books. When you walk in the door, you can smell nothing but old musty books. I love it! It’s…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

  My son has been home sick for the past couple of days with a sinus infection, so I’ve been on nurse duty. My mom would always make chocolate chip cookies when I was sick, whether I could eat them or not. I think she knew I loved the smell of cookies baking and wanted…

Brownie Caramel Ice Cream

  I have a friend that teases me because I keep the insert to my ice cream maker in the freezer at all times. I say it’s because you never know when you’ll be in the mood for ice cream and you want to be prepared! I’m glad that it’s always there because the other…

Pokémon Pokéball Cake

  You’ll have to allow me to take a few sentences to apologize for my long hiatus!   My site was down for a while, I had to deal with end of the school year chaos, three birthday parties (including my son’s), driving my son to his grandparents in Michigan for a week, preparing him for…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but I actually have my own cookie business.  I’m in a bit of denial about having one even though it’s been in existence since 2007.  It all started by accident.  While I was taking classes at culinary school, my good friend’s sister and her husband decided to…

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…