Hello friends! It’s been too long. Now that spring has arrived in full swing here, I have been a busy bee. It’s like everyone has woken up from winter’s slumber. Loads of visitors, grill outs, parties… it’s almost as if summer has already arrived. I love this time of year! Okay, back to these absolutely [...]
Yep, you read that correctly – boozy cake. Now, this isn’t my first rodeo with booze and cake. What can I say, I like having my cake and drinking it too. What lady doesn’t, really? This isn’t your average chocolate cake. You can really taste the Bailey’s Irish Cream in this baby. If you’re not [...]
Howdy and happy Groundhog’s Day to you! This isn’t really a Groundhog’s Day inspired recipe (who eats groundhog anyway?) but I had a plethora of oats and almonds in my pantry that inspired this recipe instead. I bought some fresh strawberries and these vegan strawberry bars were born! I love that this recipe uses real fruit instead [...]
I love my mom very much but she was never the “mom” type. She didn’t get excited about bake sales nor did we heavily participate in holiday festivities. She was more of the tough-love type. She taught me how to survive and make it on my own. She worked hard so I could have a [...]
December 8th is National Brownie Day! Yes, these moist and fudgy (SnackWells reference, anyone?) sweet, baked delights have their own national “holiday.” Like the sandwich, pizza and potato chip, the first brownie ever made was actually a mistake. The baker didn’t have baking powder and ended up with this dense, baked good (actually creating [...]
This is an easy apple crisp recipe that is a winner at any get together. Now, the word “easy” should be taken very lightly here. This recipe is easy in that you pretty much dump your apples in a pan, sprinkle on the crumb topping and bake. The steps are simple, but apple crisp requires [...]
It’s never too early to start thinking about what you’re going to make for your Halloween guests this year. Heck, I start thinking about costumes MONTHS in advance. But that’s just me… I’m a Halloween nut. I made these petite treats last year for my friend Jacob’s Halloween shin-dig (see completely embarrassing photos here). They [...]
Pandowdies, cobblers, slumps, and grunts are all variations on biscuit dough cooked with fruit. These down-home desserts from early New England are enjoying a welcome revival. I picked up these apples at the Longmont Farmer’s Market (10 for $1!) and promised the farmer that I would give them a good home. I remembered seeing a recipe for [...]
It’s National Banana Split Day today, August 25th. Banana splits are nostalgic for me – going to the ice cream shoppe with my grandparents, ordering a banana split and sharing it amongst ourselves. Fresh fruit mixed with ice cream shared with close friends or family. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it? Well, [...]
School is almost back in season for those of you with school-aged youngin’s and for some of you aspiring students yourselves. Isn’t it amazing how fast time flies? A miracle happened today. I finally baked a perfectly moist cake from scratch! Cakes were a challenge for me after I moved to a higher altitude. I [...]
This was my first attempt at a vegan dessert and I must say that I patted myself on the back for this one. There aren’t a ton of kooky ingredients in this recipe (by “kooky” I mean ingredients that I buy once and never again) however, you might be surprised to read that this mousse [...]
I admit, I am way behind on the culinary “up and up.” I just discovered this cake from 17 and Baking and I think it is so freaking creative. It’s one of those moments where I asked myself, “Why didn’t I think of this?” And then I remind myself that I don’t really enjoy baking. [...]
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