Choc-o-holic Chocolate Cheesecake

Like the Choc-o-holic Chocolate Brownies, but cheesecake form! This is only the second full out cheesecake I’ve ever made, not to mention my first ever chocolate cheesecake! It turned out pretty well I think, but I needed some guidance. The recipe I used and accidentally adapted (I’ll explain later) is found here:¬†http://www.browneyedbaker.com/chocolate-cheesecake-recipe/ I apologize for…

Cranberry Torte Loaf

This torte is full of everything– fruit, dried fruit, and nuts! It is sweet and tart. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. Traditionally more of a Christmas dessert, but also works great for just the winter season! Spring is coming, I promise! But in the meantime, cold months mean prime time for staying…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla-Almond Buttercream Frosting

It’s always an exciting day when cupcakes are involved! Especially homemade, classic vanilla ones with a hefty helping of vanilla-almond buttercream frosting on top! Sometimes I have cake duty in the family– or cupcake duty. These are for a birthday party for my nieces! You really can’t go wrong with vanilla cupcakes. And, yes, if…

Better Butterscotch Bars

More like heaven on a plate! If it even makes it to a plate. This is almost more of a candy than a bar if you ask me. Starts with a sweet brown sugar crust, then a sweetened condensed milk filling, and ends with chocolate and butterscotch to top it off! I will warn you…

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Where chocolate chip cookies and coffee collide! It’s just like the good ‘ole fashioned chocolate chip cookie we all love, but with a twist of using “espresso morsels” instead of plain semi-sweet chocolate chips. I’ve had these morsels (is it just me who thinks that word sounds funny?) in the pantry for quite some time…

Streusel-Topped Strawberry Muffins

  Streusel-Topped Strawberry Muffins Streusel Ingredients and Directions 1/4 c. butter, cold and cubed 1/2 c. flour 1/4 c. brown sugar – Place all three ingredients in a food processor and process until appearance of coarse meal. – Reserve in fridge until later. Muffin Ingredients 1/4 c. oil 1/2 c. milk 1 egg 1 3/4…

Peanut Butter Cake-y Bars With Frosting

Peanut Butter Cake-y Bars With Frosting Ingredients 1 c. flour 1/2 t. baking soda 1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter 1/2 c. butter 1/3 c. sugar 1 t. vanilla 2 eggs Ingredients for Frosting 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar 1/4 c. butter, softened 1 t. vanilla 2 T. milk Directions – For…

Chocolate Eclair Cake

This chocolate eclair cake is quick, easy, and of course delicious. If it wasn’t delicious I wouldn’t be doing this right now. It starts with layers of graham crackers and a light and fluffy pudding mix, covered with a to-die-for chocolate topping. I’m not kidding. If my mom wasn’t here, I would probably double the…

Chocolate Chip Bars

Chocolate Chip Bars Ingredients 2 1/2 c. flour 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. salt 1 c. butter, softened 3/4 c. white sugar 3/4 c. brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 t. vanilla extract 1 c. chocolate chips Directions – Preheat oven to — and grease a 9X13-inch pan. – Combine flour, baking soda, and…

Good Mornin’ Lemon Muffins #1

The other day was a rainy, dreary day. Kind of one of those days that you love because you can just stay in, watch Harry Potter, and drink coffee. Now, I love my cloudy days, but I thought I would brighten it up with some lemon muffins. These mornin’-lovin’ jumbo muffins are full of fresh…