Archives for April 2013

White Chocolate Strawberry Funfetti Cake Bars

  These white chocolate strawberry funfetti cake bars are an original recipe that I toyed around with last week. Using my almond squares as a springboard, I doubled the ingredients and added three things: Duncan Hines frosting creations packets (strawberry shortcake flavor), plenty of  rainbow sprinkles, and a bag of white chocolate chips. The recipe […]

Peanut Butter Cookie Cut-Outs

My daughter asked me last week if we could make some “shape” cookies, (this is what she calls the cut-outs). When I asked her what flavor, she suggested peanut butter. After doing a google search and browsing through the images, I found a recipe for “The BEST Peanut Butter Cookie” from Created by Diane. Not […]

Baked Macaroni & Cheese w/ Angus Hotdogs

One of my husband’s favorite dishes is macaroni and cheese. After Jeff and I got married, the first meal I ever cooked for him was Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese. (As a bachelor, he basically survived on that and Frosted Mini Wheats). Jeff would have been happy had I continued cooking his dinner from a box. […]

Cotton Candy Birthday Cake Oreo Fudge

       It has been months since they came out, but I am still having fun experimenting with the new Duncan Hines frosting creations packets. This time, I used the cotton candy flavor in my favorite oreo fudge recipe. Instead of regular Oreos, I used the special edition Birthday Cake Oreos. I also added frozen rainbow […]

White Chocolate Oatmeal BISCOFF Pudding Cookies

I finally did it. I have been eyeing the jar in the peanut butter aisle for over a month. I have read the rave reviews from other food bloggers about its unique taste and utter addictive qualities. Alas, I purchased my first and certainly not my last jar of Biscoff spread. Before baking with the […]

Lucky Charms Pudding Cookies

We don’t generally eat sugary cereal in our house, but we do buy an occasional box of Lucky Charms. My husband ate a few bowls of it for breakfast over his Easter break from teaching. My daughter had two small bowls of it herself. (Believe it or not, she actually prefers wheat bran to the […]

ULTIMATE Payday Bars

Of all the sweets and treats I have made this year, payday bars have frequented our kitchen more than any other. When I make a batch, I usually send half of it to my mom and dad’s house (one batch makes plenty). Because I have made these bars over half a dozen times, I have […]

Old Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake

This recipe for old fashioned cake comes from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book. I have had nothing other than perfect results when I bake with this cookbook, and this chocolate cake is no exception. It is chocolatey but not overwhelmingly so, with a rich thick texture. I frosted the cake with a basic […]

Marascino Cherry Layer Cake

My daughter Julia (she is 3 & 1/2 years old) likes to occasionally surf Pinterest food pictures with me. The week before Easter, she eyed the cherry cake pin from Eat at Home. She immediately asked to make a cherry cake for Easter, and we were both very excited to see how it turned out. […]