Upside Down Apple Gingerbread Cake

Upside Down Apple Gingerbread Cake

For Fall recipes, I’m constantly on the lookout for something different that looks delicious.  Although there are still a few more pumpkin recipes I’d like to try out, this was next on the to-do list…and couldn’t wait to give this particular recipe a shot.  I did some research on different recipes concerning gingerbread cakes, and … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins

Ahhh, the Fall season is officially here.  And honestly, this isn’t the first pumpkin recipe that I’ve made in the past few weeks.  It seems like so many people get pumped up when the season gets here to make pumpkin flavored desserts (me included), so I’ve already made some Pumpkin Bars and Pumpkin Cookies.  Both batches … Continue reading

White Chocolate Almond Cookies

White Chocolate Almond Cookies

When it comes to cookies that have nuts in them, personally I’m a big fan.  Not everyone is a big fan of nuts in their cookies and desserts, but one thing I have noticed is that it’s been almost impossible to find someone that does NOT like almond extract flavoring…even the people who don’t like … Continue reading

Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

This year for my birthday, my sister-in-law got me a dessert recipe book.  It’s Taste of Home, and a huge collection of recipes that other people have submitted over the years.  It was actually somewhat comical when I was going through the book and marking the recipes I wanted to make with the little sticky … Continue reading

Orange Chiffon Cake

Orange Chiffon Cake

For our very last class in culinary school, we had Advanced Baking and Pastry.  So, you can only imagine my excitement, considering we were finishing up with the entire program with my favorite subject.  Well, this was one of the cakes that I had the opportunity to make in class.  The funniest part in making this cake … Continue reading

Mocha Petit Fours

Mocha Petit Fours

In my own personal opinion, I’ll have to say that the combination of chocolate and coffee are two flavors that go together so incredibly well.  Even if this particular combination can keep you up half the night due to the amount of chocolate, caffeine and sugar, the taste is still incredibly delightful.  I also use … Continue reading

Princess Castle Cake

Princess Castle Cake

Over the weekend, we threw a birthday party for our daughter.  It’s still hard to believe she’s already four years old.  Anyway, several months ago I had asked her what kind of cake and party she wanted, and since she’s really into princesses, this was naturally the theme she picked.  So, I started thinking, and … Continue reading

Cinnamon Graham Cracker Cookies

Cinnamon Graham Cracker Cookies

When I was working on the idea for the s’mores cookies I made a while back, the thought of making a graham cracker cookie sounded delicious.  And, since the regular graham cracker cookie recipe turned out to be so yummy, the thought of taking a cinnamon route with these cookies sounded even better…so off I … Continue reading

Banana Cake

Banana Cake

There’s a local bakery and sandwich shop here in my town that is absolutely amazing.  I took my daughter there one afternoon for lunch, and we got some sandwiches and cookies for dessert.  It was a cute little shop, and the owner seemed to know almost everyone that came in to get something to eat.  … Continue reading

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Holes

I haven’t met a single person in my life that doesn’t like doughnuts.  I’m not saying there aren’t people out there who don’t, I just haven’t met any of them.  After a visit with my in-laws and looking through my mother-in-law’s buffet of magazines that she gets (I always browse through People and Southern Living), … Continue reading

Erskine College Cake

Erskine College Cake

It’s that time of year…Graduation!  Whether it’s kindergarten, high school, or college, this is definitely a big part of the year.  Everyone’s babies are growing up.  With this particular cake, I really like the theme behind it.  Mom and daughter were announcing what college she’s decided to go to through this cake at her high school graduation … Continue reading

Palmiers (French Pastry Cookies)

Palmiers (French Pastry Cookies)

If you’re like me, you read the title of this recipe and said, “What?”  Palmiers (pronounced pall-me-yays) are French pastry cookies.  I had never seen them or even heard of them before our first baking class in culinary school, and had the chance to make these in class one night.  After class was over and … Continue reading

Humorous Science Cake

Humorous Science Cake

When it comes to birthdays, it seems like different people see them in a very different light.  You have those people who really don’t care all that much, it’s just another day.  Then, there are the people who embrace the fact that they’re still on this beautiful planet for another year, and happily celebrate.  And … Continue reading

Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies

In my honest opinion, there’s no such thing as too many recipe books.  Well, at least that’s what I tell myself when trying to de-clutter and come up with one reason or another not to throw away one of my recipe books.  That being said, I couldn’t resist picking up another recipe book that had “cooking … Continue reading

Vegetable Tortilla Soup

Vegetable Tortilla Soup

Well, it’s been a while since my last post…  I recently took a part time job working as a cook in a restaurant, so now I’m working two jobs, going to culinary school, and making sure there’s quality time with the family in there with all of that going on.  Can we say busy?  Whew!  But, … Continue reading