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

Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies

When it comes to cookies, I’m always looking for something new and delicious.  The last cookie recipe that I threw together was the Oreo Chunk Cookies, soft sugar cookies packed with Oreo chunks and topped with Oreo crumbs.  Those were a big hit. Soon after the last cookies, I came across a recipe for red velvet cookies, and … Continue reading

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

For those of you in the Southeast, you’re probably familiar with the lack of snow that we get around here.  The last time we had significant snow here was three years ago, and it’s something we don’t even get on a yearly basis.  So, naturally, when we know it’s coming, the grocery stores get insanely … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

As I’ve mentioned before, my family is a bunch of peanut butter nuts.  A lot of times, the in-laws in our family either chuckle or roll their eyes when yet another peanut butter dish comes into the house, and this would be a good example. The first time I made this was several years ago, … Continue reading

Butterscotch Blondie Bundt Cake

Butterscotch Blondie Bundt Cake

Over the years, I’ve made several different flavors of bundt cakes, and I’m always up for a new adventure when it comes to a different flavored bundt cake that has not been experimented with in my kitchen. Now that I’m getting deeper into culinary school and learning so much more information than I ever could’ve … Continue reading

Oreo Chunk Cookies

Oreo Chunk Cookies

Last week, I saw some Oreos in my cabinet while searching through my ingredients to see what else to make.  And since Oreos are so popular, why not throw chunks of them into a cookie just like we do with chocolate chips and nuts?  So, I got started. These are a lot like soft chocolate … Continue reading

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t eat so healthy over the holidays.  All of the amazing cookies, chocolates, casseroles, gravy, stuffing, cakes, and everything else you could possibly think of that’s NOT healthy for you…that’s what I ate.  Oh wait, I believe there was a green veggie or two squeezed in there, although … Continue reading