Snickerdoodle

I can’t believe I haven’t posted a recipe for snickerdoodle cookies until now.  I’ve been making them for years and have tried many recipes, but this one has recently become my favorite!  The snickerdoodle for me is like eating cinnamon toast in cookie form.  It’s sweet, slightly crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy…

Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes

Somehow I still had leftover pumpkin from when I made the pumpkin cake with bourbon cream cheese frosting. I couldn’t let it go to waste, so I started to think of what I could do with it next.  It’s like I went from being almost anti-pumpkin to pumpkin addict!  It was a Saturday morning and…

Churros

Churros are one of Miles’ favorite desserts and I couldn’t pass up making them for Cinco de Mayo. It was also a huge coincidence that our Taco Tuesday (we started it before the Lego movie) was also on Cinco this year. It was great having all of our, well his favorites on the same day….

Horchata

Horchata was one of my favorite drinks back in Chicago. I would order it every time I went out for Mexican. Ok, sometimes I ordered a margarita. I introduced Miles to horchata this year and he was more than skeptical. He wanted to know what was made of. I wasn’t really sure. I knew it…

Butternut Squash Pie

I have a friend who loves pies. I think if he could eat one pie a day and never gain weight, he would be a happy man. He’s also nominated me to be his chief pie maker, which is a bit of an honor and a curse. The pressure is always on for me to…

Pumpkin Scones

It’s Thanksgiving week, and I though nothing would be better than starting it off with pumpkin scones. The pumpkin scones from Starbuck’s, is Miles’ favorite, but I’m hoping he might like my homemade ones a little better! The original recipe called for shredding the butter with a box grater, but I didn’t have one (on…

Apple Pie Biscuits

  It’s fall and that can only mean one thing…it’s apple-picking season! Ok, well really it’s apple-picking season for most of my friends. I was actually going to go with my son and a few friends while we were in NYC, but never had the chance. Most of my friends in DC however went and…

Sopapillas

While I was sifting through Cinco de Mayo dessert recipes (settling on the tres leches), I found this one for Sopapillas, and set it aside for a rainy day.  Usually when I save something for a rainy day, it gets stuffed away in a drawer, book etc, and doesn’t see the light of day again…

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…

Cinnamon Rolls

I love having warm cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Emphasis on breakfast. The biggest downer to making cinnamon rolls for breakfast is having to get up at 6/7am to let the dough rise twice, so you can have warm rolls, by 9:30-10am. I’ve always been nervous about putting dough in the fridge the night before, but…

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Over the past few days (maybe weeks), I started noticing various things being made with a waffle maker. Everything, from sandwiches, to brownies, to cookies, you name it. I thought I’d have some fun with it myself and decided to try cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies. I have to tell you right now, that…

Waffle Maker Fun (not so much)

Over the past few days (maybe weeks), I started noticing various things being made with a waffle maker. Everything, from sandwiches, to brownies, to cookies, you name it. I thought I’d have some fun with it myself and decided to try cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies. I have to tell you right now, that…