Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake

Made this for a friend’s birthday party recently that was a Cinco De Mayo theme so this seemed only fitting.  It came out great! I was inspired by Mexican hot chocolate which is traditionally made with chilis and cinnamon. Cake: 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips […]

Oatmeal Cookies Sans Raisins

James loves oatmeal cookies but raisins, not so much…  These were a big hit! 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 […]

Beth's Birthday Cupcakes

A coworker rung in another birth year recently and I made these to celebrate! 1 stick butter, softened 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 large eggs at room temperature 2 tsp almond extract 3 cups cake flour (I use Softasilk brand) 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt […]

Hersheys 100 Calorie Candy Bars

  Okay so 100 calorie packs are nothing new but 100 calorie candy bars sure are!  If you’ve got a sweet tooth (and who doesn’t!?) but are still trying to be health conscious, you’ve gotta check these out! I’m dying to try the Whipped Vanilla […]

Peach and Apricot Crostata

Crostata, is Italian for pie.  I love the rustic, casual feel of this dessert.  If you know me at all, you know that I am somewhat obsessed with Giada De Laurentiis.  This is her no fail crust recipe.   I’m constantly experimenting with different fillings and this […]

Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes

If this combination sounds strange to you, think for a minute if you will about familiar favorites such as chocolate covered pretzels or peanut brittle.  What do these desserts have in common?  The amazing pairing of salty and sweet.  Well, chocolate bacon cupcakes are combining the same two familiar flavor […]