Archives for September 2013

Mini Chocolate Chip Mini Pudding Cookies

Today I want to share with you my husband Jeff’s all-time favorite cookie. If you look closely, you will realize that the recipe is actually from my mom’s pudding chip cookies. There are two things that I do different here: I use miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of regular size. I form the cookies into […]

Awesome Autumn Desserts

It’s that time of the year again. My kitchen is full of my favorite autumn themed foods. There are apples, pumpkins, maple syrup, candy corn, candy corn M&M’s…The smells are as enticing as the tastes themselves. Here is a rundown of my favorite autumn themed desserts. Yum! Marie-Helenes Apple Cake Pumpkin White Chocolate Bars Pumpkin […]

Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake

I first saw Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake on pinterest, and my curiosity was peeked when I read through the ingredient list. There are plenty of apples in this cake, but not a lot of flour or sugar to support the fruit. Although skeptical, I decided to attempt the recipe after reading the positive […]

S’more Oatmeal Pudding Chip Cookies II

I posted my recipe for s’more oatmeal pudding chip cookies back in July of 2012. Although those cookies turned out great, I feel there is always room for experimentation (which sometimes leads to improvement). This time, I used dark brown sugar in place of half of the light brown sugar, more vanilla extract, and miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips. […]

Slow Cooker Garlic and Brown Sugar Chicken

I am always one to try out new slow cooker recipes. Really, what could be easier than putting your dinner in a crockpot, leaving it alone for several hours, and coming back to a delicious full-cooked meal? There is not much extra prep for this recipe (which was adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff). The sauce needs […]

Butternut Apple Vegetable Harvest Soup

Two weeks ago, I bought a huge butternut squash at the fruit market. My initial intentions were to make oven baked fries out of it, but I changed my mind when I found a soup recipe on I knew my butternut squash had way more than two cups of flesh, so I doubled the […]

Mandarin Orange Cake with Pineapple Fluffy Frosting

You may have seen mandarin orange cakes made with yellow cake mix before, but I made this one with an orange cake mix. I kept things light by using two egg whites in place of an egg, and applesauce in lieu of oil or butter. This mandarin orange cake was the featured dessert at my […]