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….

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…

Fudge

Again, another staple for Christmas baking is fudge.  I believe I started making fudge shortly after my husband and I first moved out together when I was 18.  One of my husband’s friends girlfriend told me just to melt chocolate, pour in a can of sweetened condensed milk and voila – fudge. Now, my mom…

Peanut Butter Balls

For years I would make peanut butter cookies, and push a mini Reeces Peanut Butter Cup into them.  But a few years ago I decided to try making these. My husband and my younger son both agree that these are simply the best.  These do not last more than a week in this house.  Which…

Oreos

Okay, who doesn’t love Oreos?  No one?  I didn’t think so.  My older son is addicted.  We always buy them when they are on sale so we have at least 2 or 3 bags of them in our house at all times.  It’s a problem really.  Sometimes I buy them from Costco so I can…

Anniversary 

   Today my husband and I are celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary.   We’ve been together now for 27 years!   That one is still hard to wrap my head around.   I was 15 when we met and we started dating when I was 16 and he was 20.   We’re now 47 and…

Mocha Swiss Meringue Buttercream

My dad turned 70 last weekend and we’re celebrating his birthday this weekend. If there’s anyone who loves my baking more than my 22 year old, it’s my dad.  He’s at my house every Friday (to pick up the flyers and bottle recycling) and I almost always have a little treat for him.  He’s truly…