Archives for May 2013

M&M Cookie Dough Brownies

I was so incredibly pleased with my cookie dough truffle brownies, that I decided to expand upon my original idea. I added a heaping cup of miniature M&M’s to the cookie dough topping. The chocolate candies gave a pleasant crunch to the dessert as well as extra sweetness. The brownies were just as moist and […]

Cookie Dough Truffle Brownies

the brownie batter 25 minutes in the oven keeps the brownies baked but extremely moist the cookie dough truffle batter The cookie dough truffle batter has been patted on top of the brownie base. Look at those moist brownies on the bottom!         One of my favorite recipes is for Paula Deen’s cookie dough truffles. […]

All About Ducks

Around Easter I wrote a post on jelly bean math and shared a pdf file that my three and a half year old daughter worked on. I have been amazed at the amount of visits that particular post got, (especially since this is primarily a food blog). Due to the great response, I wanted to […]

Mint Chocolate Fudge M&M Oatmeal Pudding Cookies

Mint Chocolate Fudge M&M Oatmeal Pudding Cookies are an original creation. I developed them for my husband to give his mathematics students during their state tests. There are two unique ingredients inside the dough: pure mint extract and a mint chocolate frosting creations packet. (Some studies have shown that mint can help students focus and […]

Slow Cooker Pork Chop Pulled Pork

My husband loves pulled pork, but every time I make it in the slow cooker I end up with a week’s worth of leftovers. Did you know that you can actually scale down the recipe by using pork chops instead of a huge pork loin? It may not seem possible, but I promise you: it […]

Caramel Heath Cake

Caramel Heath Cake is an original recipe I came up with by toying around with my almond squares formula. I substituted half of the white sugar with light brown sugar, added two packets of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations caramel packets, and topped it off with a bag of Heath chocolate baking bits. I used extra […]

White Chocolate Lorna Doone Pudding Cookies

When not munching on homemade, one of my favorite store-bought cookies are Lorna Doone shortbread. Always one to experiment, I tossed four packages of them into my white chocolate pudding cookie dough batter. (I only quartered them as they continue to break up as you stir the dough). The Lorna Doones gave a great little […]

Citrus Poppy Seed Biscotti

I have always wanted to attempt making biscotti, but never got around to it. Last month I finally gave it a try on a chilly afternoon. This twice-baked cookie was just the thing to bring some extra warmth to the house. It went down perfectly with a hot cup of tea. These cookies turn out […]

Double Mint Oreo Fudge

       Over two years ago I posted a recipe for mint oreo fudge. It has always been a favorite of mine, and I discovered a method to make it taste even better. Instead of regular Oreo cookies, I used mint Oreo cookies. One might not believe that the new Oreos make a substantial difference, but […]

“Philly” Orange Creme Sugar Cookies

  One of my favorite Christmas cookies is my grandmother’s “philly” sugar cookies. Yes, I do realize it is long past Christmas, but that doesn’t mean I can’t play around with a recipe, right? So here we are…”philly” sugar cookies flavored with a Duncan Hines Frosting Creations ‘orange creme’ packet. As if these cookies didn’t […]