• S’mores Cookie Bars

      All of my s’mores loving friends raise your hands! Nothing says summer like toasty marshmallows, melty chocolate and crispy graham crackers. I fell in love with these S’mores Cookie Bars a couple summers ago and every year I start craving them as soon as the weather warms up! I wanted to share them with you today because I think they would be perfect for a July 4th BBQ or get together.     I’m sitting here enjoying a bar (or two) while writing this post and y’all these bars have a surprising graham flavor that comes from subbing some of the flour with graham cracker crumbs. A base of…

  • One Bowl Fudgy Brownies

      I love a good brownie and I thought the ease of whipping up a box mix couldn’t be beaten. Well, I was wrong. With one bowl, seven ingredients you can pronounce and just a few extra minutes you too can make fudgy brownies that are even better than the ones that come out of a box!     If you like your brownies cakey, this recipe is not for you. These brownies are fudgy, melt in your mouth, fudgy. They have a nice crispy crust on them and are deliciously soft. These One Bowl Fudgy Brownies are unbelievably rich.     They are also perfect as the base for a scrumptious brownie sundae, like the Salted Caramel…

  • Oatmeal Creme Pies

      I have a love of Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies that goes back to my childhood and I was so excited when I found this recipe. While these cookies aren’t an exact replica, they definitely satisfy my Oatmeal Creme Pie loving sweet tooth.     These Oatmeal Creme Pies are soft, chewy and have just a hint of molasses. Two tender oatmeal cookies are filled with a delicious and buttery creme filling, turning them into Oatmeal Creme Pies. Instead of a marshmallow filling, we use a simple creme filling consisting of butter, cream, and sugar. This is good news for you marshmallow haters out there. Yes, sis, I’m looking at you.    …

  • Double Chocolate Cake

      So last weekend I celebrated my birthday and like most food bloggers, I made my own Double Chocolate Cake. Now don’t go hating on my hubby for making me make my own birthday cake, he offered to make one for me. He actually has made me a birthday cake in the past, but this year I was dreaming of this amazing Double Chocolate Cake that I’m sharing with you today.     This recipe makes a lot of cake. Unless your cake pans have unconventionally high sides, I recommend splitting the batter into three pans. Since I only have two 9-inch cake pans, I bake two layers and then wash one of the…

  • Flat Apple Pie

    Apple Pie is a favorite around our house and perfect for your Memorial Day Celebration. Before we get into the recipe for today I wanted to take a second to stop and remember the ultimate sacrifice that so many have made for our freedoms. Thank you!     We are enjoying our long weekend and spending today baking, eating and cleaning. You know, all the fun stuff of adulting!     Now let’s talk about Flat Apple Pie, have you ever tried one? Sometimes when you decide you want apple pie you either don’t have enough apples or don’t want to wait an hour for it to bake. This Flat Apple…

  • Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

    We love cheesecake at our house! But I don’t love all of the time involved in baking and chilling! A couple years ago I discovered mini cheesecakes that are baked in a muffin tin and my life was changed for the better.     There are two great things about mini cheesecakes. First is that they are baked and ready to enjoy in a fraction of the time of traditional cheesecake. Read, you can bake and enjoy them in the same day! And second is they are portion controlled! Since these cheesecakes are healthier than most traditional cheesecake, I certainly won’t tell if you decide to eat more than one at a time.     I have recently rediscovered…

  • Browned Butter and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

      How did y’all celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day? I made three batches of chocolate chip cookies this weekend and I made this recipe twice! On a side note, we ran out of clean spoons, that’s how much taste testing happened over here.     On an even further sidetrack, I go back to work today and I’m not jumping up and down excited about having to wake up to my alarm. But I do have cookies for the hubby and I to share with our coworkers to make our transition a little bit easier.     These are currently our favorite chocolate chip variety and the hubby requests them anytime I…

  • Sour Cream Coffee Cake

    Growing up coffee cake was one of the breakfast foods my mom made all the time, probably because it could easily feed our large family. I remember many breakfasts sitting around the kitchen table with my family, eating coffee cake and talking.     Now, this isn’t the recipe I grew up eating, But this cake tastes even better the next day. Yep, you heard that right, it tastes even better the next day. So go ahead, bake it the night before and then sleep in. The sour cream keeps the cake moist and gives it a delicious flavor. I love baked goods that include sour cream!     Using melted butter in the topping creates little craters in…

  • Double Chocolate Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

    There’s just something about frosted brownies when they are cold that has always had a special place in my heart. I’ve made these brownies twice over the last two weeks and both times they were consumed by very happy people. The only criticism they received was that they were too chocolatey. So if chocolate filled with chocolate and then covered in chocolate isn’t your thing, then please just leave these brownies for the rest of us. If you are one of those people, I feel sorry for you, I really do.     You have to be careful when baking brownies that you don’t overbake because they will dry out. I like my brownies to be…

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

    As I’m typing this post I’m realizing this is the third chocolate chip recipe I’ve posted. I think it’s safe to say that we have a slight chocolate chip obsession at our house! When I made this over the weekend the hubby said that he had forgotten how much he liked it!   For the longest time, I wasn’t a fan of cookie cakes, I thought most of them were hard and bland. But after trying several recipes without success, I found this one and didn’t look back. This cookie cake is soft and chewy because of the brown sugar, cornstarch, and extra egg yolk.     One of the best things about this…