Monday, November 13, 2017

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Made this semi-homemade pumpkin bundt cake and it was a hit! I skipped the sugar, used avocado oil instead of vegetable oil and added some mini chocolate chips.  It was moist and delicious.  What's unusual about this recipe is it calls for the entire can of pumpkin so there is no waste - which I love.  Keeper of a recipe!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Crisp & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don't like pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that are cakey.  These are the closest I have found to a real chocolate chip cookie -- crispy and chewy.  It's a keeper recipe!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Streusel Cake

Love the Fall!   Football is back in season and my youngest two are on the same team this year, which is adorable to watch.

I also love Fall baking!  The kids really enjoyed this recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Streusel Cake so I wanted to log it on here to recommend and also keep it for future reference for myself.


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Banana Caramel Ice Cream Cake

I had company over Saturday and made this delicious Caramel Banana Ice Cream Cake.  Layers of homemade banana blondies, caramel, vanilla wafers, ice cream cake, whipped cream.   This was fun to make and a delicious frozen treat for the Summer!  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Frozen Key Lime Pie

When life gives you too many limes, you make Frozen Key Lime Pie.  And share it with your stuffed animals. ;)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Best Chicken Noodle Soup

Made Tyler Florence's chicken noodle soup and it is fantastic!   It makes a lot of soup so I put some in the freezer for another day.  The kids loved it so want to log it here for future reference. :)

Busy two months since I last posted (what else is new). But doing my best to keep my head above water!
Music helps calm me down when I get stressed and the new Zayn and TS song is the current favorite at the moment.  LOVE.
Hope everyone has a good rest of the week!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Momofuku Milk Bar's Cornflake Marshmallow Cookies

Finally got around to making the Momofuku Milk Bar's Cornflake Marshmallow Cookies.  They are good!  Something a little different with the cornflake crunch and what can be bad with marshmallows and chocolate chips. ;) 

Someone posted this today on facebook and with the exception of the misspelling of you're, I think it is absolutely fabulous! 

Make it a great day!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Bacon Wrapped Manchego Stuffed Dates + White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Santa brought a dog!!  I don't know what I was thinking, but the kids are thrilled and that's what matters.   She is a golden retriever the boys named Rey, after the girl in Star Wars.  She is super sweet!

The 11 days off from work flew with a bunch of playdates and entertaining.   My middle guy has been complaining he doesn't have a playdate so we had four of his 6-year old friends over.  Kept them busy and organized!

Lots of cooking and eating the past week.  Two recipes I want to keep include my friend Carmela's recipe for bacon-wrapped manchego dates.  They were amazing!

Also made these white chocolate macadamia nut cookies that people loved.

This year's NYE cake.

Hope everyone has a fabulous 2017!!



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Last Day of Work

What a year it has been!  Last day of work.  Looking forward to going home tonight to bake cookies with my little cookie monsters.  Being lazy this year and doing a Williams-Sonoma mix.

Listening to Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man - as I write this - love them!

Hope everyone has a great holiday.  Oh and shhh Santa is bringing a puppy.  Because why not add to the madness. :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Bacon

Hosted a dinner party this past weekend and everyone raved over my friend Carmela's recommendation of Maple Roasted Butternut Squash with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon.   The recipe can be found here - enjoy!  Forgot to take a photo of it, but here are some other fun things I made.

An easy holiday appetizer!

Also made bacon wrapped roast beef.  Fresh Direct wraps the bacon and ties it for you at no extra cost.

Hope everyone has a great day.  Saw this posted on facebook and love it!