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….

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…

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…

Pumpkin Pie

My love for pumpkin pie goes back to my childhood.  I was that strange kid who was so excited when Fall hit because that meant Pumpkin pie and Egg Nog!  I remember being so excited to have both for my birthday and all my friends looking at me like, “what?  No cake?”  After that we…

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…

Honey Cake

I’m not sure about anyone else, but I absolutely LOVE honey cake.  It’s one of the things that I always buy when I go to the German market.  My older son loves it as well, so if I ever want any when I buy it, I have to buy at least 2 of them so…

Soft Gingersnap Cookies

I know, it’s sort of incorrect to call these Ginger Snap cookies, as there is no real snap to them, but it’s what I’ve always called them.  They’re one of my favorites (I know I have a lot of favorite cookies – I have a problem that I’m willing to admit when it comes to…

Granola Clusters

These are the result of me having a bag of oats in the pantry (I made apple crisp a little while ago) and I wanted to make something with them.   Oatmeal cookies came to mind, but I needed eggs, flour and softened butter for that, all of which I am lacking at the moment….

Lebkuchen

   Normally right before Christmas I make the trek to the German market, but this year I just didn’t have the time, so I was missing out on some of the things I normally have around Christmas.  Lebkuchen are one of those things that I always get for myself.   With the holidays now over…

Honey Glazed Carrots

   Every few years my mom would make honey glazed carrots.   It wasn’t often, but when she did it was awesome.   It was the only time I would actually eat carrots.    I’ve been making these for a few years now and they go great with everything from roast, chicken and turkey, oh…

Steusel Kuchen (Apple)

This is one of those recipes that I was just never able to find of my Oma’s after she had passed away.  She used to make this when I was little, although later on she stopped making it.  When she made this, she would make a plain one for me (I had a severe aversion…

Cinnamon Rolls

I don’t normally make cinnamon rolls, it’s just easier to buy them in a box from Costco already made.  But every once in a while I love taking the time to make them from scratch. I use Pioneer Woman’s recipe for the dough, because it is so absolutely easy to put together.  No kneading.  That’s…