Banana Breeze Muffins

Let’s face it, living in Minnesota means that it is very cold for a very long time which means I think about vacationing to Hawaii or some other warm place a lot. Whenever I need to beat the winter cold … Continue reading

Christmas Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Christmas cookie exchanges are just around the corner and one of the most popular cookies to have in your baking arsenal is the chocolate crinkle cookie. Chewy, fudgey, chocolate crinkle cookies are like bite size brownies which means once you … Continue reading

Julia Child: Queen of Sheba Cake (Chocolate Rum Almond Cake with Chocolate Rum Glaze)

I love watching Julia Child and one of my favorite episodes is where she bakes the “Queen of Sheba Cake”. The cake is a chocolate cake with rum, almonds and of course, butter! Since I love all of those ingredients … Continue reading

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Candied Orange Peels

Growing up I hated sweet potatoes and I especially hated the candied sweet potatoes that were served every Thanksgiving. Recently, I ┬áhave become a sweet potato convert due to amazingly addictive sweet potato chips that I ate a restaurant. With … Continue reading

Cut Out Cookies

Sometimes I need a lot of cookies in short order so I use this cut out cookie recipe. They are infinitely adaptable with frosting and flavorings so they can be used for any occasion. Cut Out Cookies Makes 6 dozen … Continue reading

Chocolate Whoopie Pies: The Way To A Happy Childhood

Sometimes the kitchen just needs a little whimsy and that’s when I break out my whoopie pie recipe. These chocolate beauties will put a smile on your heart and transport you to summer vacation when you were a kid. These … Continue reading

Ginger Snaps: The Smell of Christmas in Your Kitchen

I’ll admit it: I don’t like ginger but I love the smell of gingersnaps. The smell of fresh baked gingersnaps just puts me in the mood to hang some Christmas lights and stockings. Stephen loves to eat gingersnaps so he … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

My husband loves peanut butter. He would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner so when we were dating I decided that I should bake him some peanut butter cookies for Valentines day. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a peanut butter … Continue reading