Littlest Pet Shop 3-Layer Cake

My daughter loves having homemade layer cake for her birthday. Two years ago I made her a Frozen cake, but last year my oven broke just prior to her party and I had to purchase one. This year we were back to homemade, and her request was a Littlest Pet Shop theme. My daughter LOVES […]

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. […]

Antioxidant Oatmeal

I like oatmeal, but much more when it is jazzed up with fresh fruit and vanilla. I call this “antioxidant oatmeal” because it is full of antioxidants from the almond milk, blueberries, vanilla beans., and rolled oats. This makes a wonderful warm breakfast or afternoon snack, and you can adjust the amount of blueberries to […]

GIANT Sprinkles Sugar Cookies (for 2 people)

This recipe has been adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction, although she calls them XXL Soft Sugar Cookies. Basically, I doubled Sally’s recipe and used light brown sugar instead of granulated sugar. I also tossed in some almond extract to accent the vanilla. These cookies were very simple and straight-forward to make. Mine turned out a […]

Evaporated Milk Layer Cake (Patriotic)

I had a small family get-together at my house for July 4th this year. The one thing I really looked forward to in the food preparation was trying out the recipe for “the best vanilla cake” by Rock Recipes. I altered the recipe slightly, using salted butter and a completely different frosting. The showstopper of […]

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 […]

Ultimate Oreo Cream Pudding Cookies

    I call these pudding cookies “Ultimate Oreo” because they are loaded with hints of our favorite Nabisco cookie. They have Oreo cookies and cream pudding mix, vanilla and almond extracts, chopped Oreos, and two kinds of chocolate chips (milk and white). Just one bite gives you that ultimate Oreo experience, in a cookie made […]

Chocolate Valentine Pudding Cookies

Did you happen to see the Nestle Valentine chips that were out this month? They were a mixture of half dark chocolate and half red vanilla chips. My mom gave me a bag a few days after Valentine’s Day, but that didn’t stop me from experimenting with them. I took my mom’s pudding chip cookie […]

Mega Stuf Oreo Pudding Cookies

Have you seen the new limited edition Oreos out? They are Mega Stuf Oreos, (as in mega filling for those lovers of sweet sugary Oreo centers). The package only sat in my pantry for two days before I decided to bake with them. I made my favorite pudding chip cookie recipe, doubling all ingredients. Chocolate […]