Decadent Salted Chocolate Chip Brownies

These are not the brownies your grandma baked for you as a little kid. These are not sickly sweet, barely chocolatey brownies. These brownies taste like a delicious chocolate bar and are flavored with espresso powder and Sel Gris. These … Continue reading

Snickerdoodles

Stephen’s favorite Christmas cookies are snickerdoodles. I had never heard of these cookies when we started dating so I learned to bake them and made them for our first Valentine’s day. I didn’t know that making them with cookie cutters … Continue reading

Coffee Ice Cream Pie with Chocolate-Espresso Glaze

This show stopping dessert is great for impressing the toughest critics. For the best results use premium ice cream or make your own. This dessert goes well with an espresso and good conversation. Enjoy! Coffee Ice Cream Pie with Chocolate-Espresso … Continue reading

Easy Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving is right around the corner so I am excited to make some homemade cranberry sauce. It graces our table every year to compliment the roast turkey but it goes with chicken, on sandwiches, even on steak. Cranberry sauce is … Continue reading

Chocolate Syrup: The Sweetness of Life

There is nothing sweeter than homemade chocolate syrup over ice cream. Once you start making your own chocolate syrup you’ll never go back to the stuff in the grocery store. No high fructose corn syrup, no funny preservative, and I … Continue reading

Grandma Charlene’s Pink Applesauce

Every fall growing up my grandma would make apple sauce and that bowl of delicious, pink fruit would delight my soul. Maybe it was the pink color, maybe it was watching her work her old-fashioned apple peeler but for me … Continue reading

Grandma Anna’s Soft Sugar Cookies

These cookies have been passed down through Stephen’s family from generation to generation. They are the easiest, quickest cookies. If you need a fool proof recipe to feed company or just want something to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking … 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

Sand Tarts: A Holiday Tradition

My husband introduced me to sand tarts and now they have become a standard in our holiday cookie repertoire. My sister is absolutely addicted to them and every year we have to make two or three dozen just for her. … Continue reading

Banana Bread

I make this banana bread at least once a month for our family. It makes a great breakfast, dessert, or snack. Makes one 9 x 5 loaf 1 cup granulated sugar 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 2 eggs, room … Continue reading