Archives for September 2012

Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

This is what the gelatin will look like as it sets in the cold water. There is no need to stir as the sugar mixture boils over high heat. The sugar mixture is cooked enough when the candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees (softball stage). The boiled mixture should be poured in a very thin stream […]

White Chocolate Mississippi Mud

Mississippi Mud is one of my all-time favorite desserts. Never switching up the recipe before, one day I realized I had no walnuts in my pantry half-way through making it. What I did have (no surprise here) is white chocolate chips. Using the chips in place of the nuts, the brownies turned out with a […]

Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookie Cake II

We celebrated my daughter’s third birthday on Saturday. It is so hard for me to believe that three years have already gone by; she is growing up so incredibly fast! Every year I give her the choice of what kind of cake she wants for her little party. When she turned one, she picked out […]

Oatmeal Gingersnap Cookies

Oatmeal Gingersnap Cookies the cookie dough Tablespoons of dough are rolled into balls and dipped in sugar. cooling on the cookie sheet a beautiful warm plate of cookies wafting with the fall scent of ginger When I first saw these oatmeal gingersnaps on Cookie Madness, I just knew my husband would love them. After all, […]

Hershey Hugs Stuffed Brownies

A layer of Hershey Hugs rests upon half of the brownie batter. side view of Hershey Hugs Stuffed Brownie moist & gooey chocolatey goodness!      After my success baking York Peppermint Patty Stuffed Brownies, I decided to experiment with a different chocolate candy. This time, I used a family sized bag of Hershey Hugs to […]

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie The first cake layer has been trimmed across the top so that the cream filling can set up on it evenly. The cream filling is so delicious… I made a double batch so I could serve extra on the side! A thick layer of cream filling on top of the base layer […]

York Peppermint Patty Stuffed Brownies

Rows of York Peppermint Patties top the base layer of brownie batter. Creamy peppermint patty centers are the perfect compliment to these fudgy brownies.      I made these brownies when my brother and his family were in town visiting from Ohio. My nephew Zach LOVES brownies, and after finishing off a whole frosted pan […]