Chocolate Spice Hot-Cross Buns

This is a little late for Easter this year, but I was so busy baking before Easter I didn’t have time to think.  I could have sworn I had put this on here last year, so when I went to look for the recipe, I actually checked here first and realized it wasn’t up yet….

Pullman Bread

I was really excited when I got my first Pullman bread pan.  I actually got two of them, though I saved one for a Christmas present.  (Technically they were both a Christmas present but I opened up one and started using it right away). I thought it would be easy, find a recipe, make the…

Pumpkin Tiramisu

This past weekend was Thanksgiving, which means a lot of baking and cooking for me.  I had every intention of making two of these, but after making one for my mom, I decided I would just make myself and my family a pumpkin cheesecake. I had spent a few days trying to figure out if…

Black Pepper Parmesan Grissini Italian Breadsticks

Around here I usually make my parmesan breadsticks, which are big, fluffy, dunk in your pasta sauce breadsticks.  But every once in a while I make these, which are thin, crispy and well, super easy to make (takes less than 2 hours from start to finish!). I had always made these plain, with just a…

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Well, the weather is definitely turning to winter here.  No fall or autumn.  We’re forecast to have snow tomorrow.  It still amazes me how we can go from hot summer weather with the air conditioner on one day, and then the next day the furnace is turning on to heat up the house because it’s…

Chocolate Mud Cake

Sorry I’ve been a little absent lately, we’ve been working in our yard, and well, life happens. Kitchen faucet broke and needed replacement. We also put in slide out drawers in our lower cabinets in the kitchen which has made our lives so much more functional. I’m finally using all the lower cabinets. We’ve lived…

Gingerbread Cookies

I started making these cookies a few years ago when one of the ladies that I worked with asked if I could make her some gingerbread boys and girls for her daughter’s Christmas party.  I wanted to make sure it was a soft enough cookie for little kids to want to eat them, but still…

Chocolate Butterscotch White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Phew, that is a long name for a cookie, but it’s worth it, I swear!  These cookies are almost brownie-like on the inside.  They also have a secret ingredient! It’s that time of year again, for me to start prepping for Christmas, and with that comes dozens upon dozens of cookies which need to be…

Mom’s Birthday 

I try to make Birthday cakes for my family when I can, so this year I planned ahead.    I’ve wanted to try making Sugarveil for a while now, but it’s so expensive I’ve usually just passed over it.   Well I got some on sale, so that was a sign for me.   Needless…

Stollen

With Christmas just around the corner, there are just so many things that need to get done (shopping, baking, decorating the house), that I have to get a few things started as early as possible.  Most of my baking at Christmas is making cookies for everyone.  I usually have all of this done in advance…

Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

With Halloween now over it’s time for me to start getting my Christmas baking in order.  That means starting on all the different cookie doughs I will be making.  I usually end up making approximately 60 dozen cookies at Christmastime.  No, we don’t eat them all ourselves, they get given away to family and co-workers.  Although…

Pumpkin Butter Squares

My love for pumpkin goes back to my childhood.  Perhaps it’s because I was born in November?  I’m not sure.  I only remember thinking growing up how awesome it was to have pumpkin pie as my birthday cake and of course, egg nog!  My friends didn’t think the same way I did. As a teenager…