Oatmeal butterscotch cookies

The best recipes are those that can be manipulated into personal tastes and preferences. This is one of those recipes.  There are so many alternatives to these cookies that every time they are baked, they can be a bit different.  I found the base recipe from a Better Homes and Gardens special interest publication titled…

Salted Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Are you looking for a delicious dessert that can be easily baked in the oven in a cast iron pan?  If so, this is the recipe that will soon become a family favorite.  It can be served with ice cream, whipped cream, or just warm out of the pan. The ingredients will sound familiar as…

Maple spice cakelets

Cakelets have become very popular in recent years, as everyone seems to prefer just a bite for dessert, instead of a large piece of pie or cake.  So having a choice of cakelet pans for every season has become a goal of mine in recent years.  Recently, I found this pan at Williams-Sonoma.  The recipe…

Easy back to school cake mix cookies

Are you looking for some super quick and super easy cookies to send off with the children to school?  Here are two recipes for the super trendy cake mix cookies.  They are all over Pinterest and the Internet cooking websites.  I tried two different recipes and they were both very tasty.  So choose your favorite…

Summer blueberry tarts

The summer blueberries have been so delicious this year, and we have treated ourselves to some delicious tarts with crumble topping.  And, I have to admit, the crumble topping is the highlight of these tarts.  Also, by using some cute tart pans, serving them can have some added fun.  I used my Emile Henry ceramic…

All American Apple tart

Are you already thinking about the upcoming summer holidays?  We have Father’s day this coming weekend and then the 4th of July soon to follow.  I am planning to prepare a classic apple dessert for the 4th this year to celebrate. My husband recently purchased the Le Creuset apple tart pan that I have been…

Heart Tarts

With only four ingredients, this easy dessert comes to the table for summer tea parties or afternoon lunches.  These heart tarts could be made to any shape based on the cookie cutter choices used to cut the Puff Pastry sheets. I simply used two frozen Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry sheets and thawed them on the…

Champagne Gummy Hearts

I have fallen in love with a great candy store named Sugarfina.  I visited one of their boutiques when visiting Chicago recently, and love the branding of this upscale candy. They offer a variety of lovely gummy bears in their stores. So for my own wedding anniversary,  I decided to try my hand at making…

Birthday cake icing

For years I have owned a checkerboard cake pan and finally decided to attempt to make this layer cake.  First and foremost, I want to emphasize–this takes time.  I planned two days to prepare the cake, chill the cake, and make and decorate the cake. And by no means, am I any sort of expert. …

Ginger Walnut Bundt cake

After seeing so many beautiful cake pans displayed from Nordicware, I just had to prepare an old-fashioned bundt cake at home.  This cake was super delicious, with the recipe coming from the pages of Taste of Home, November 2015.  Even though I often adjust other cookbook recipes, for baking, I always follow the recipe exactly…