dessert

Improv Challenge: Lemon and Sour Cream Donuts

There’s something about the smell of lemons that makes me happy. I absolutely love to zest or juice lemons because even after washing my hands, that lovely lemon smell remains. I’m really curious as to why the don’t sell lemon scented candles. Or at least any that I’ve found. I’m […]

Recipe Swap: Peanut Butter Cups

The recipe swap for this month is holiday treats! While you can obviously make cookies or other desserts throughout the year, its just different to me to make them around the holidays. Maybe its being able to look a the pretty decorations or the tree while the cookies are baking […]

Plain Oatmeal Cookies

I’m an oatmeal cookie naturalist. There is absolutely no reason to add raisins, chocolate or anything else you can think of to an oatmeal cookie. It’s quite delicious on its own. Luckily for me, Tom agrees. At the absolute most, I guess I could understand adding honey or cinnamon to […]

Hurricane Cookies: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

It’s been an interesting couple of days for the east coast. Mineral, Virginia experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake which was felt from North Carolina to New York. We definitely felt it here and it took a few minutes for us to realize exactly what it was. It’s not like Maryland […]

Peach Sorbet

Did you know August is National Peach Month? I couldn’t help picking up a basket of peaches at the Farmer’s Market over the weekend. They smelled delicious! So be warned, there will be quite a few peach recipes posted this month. 🙂 I had a plan for two of the […]

Cherry Sorbet

I love cherries but hate how expensive they are. For such a small fruit that requires a decent amount of work, they’re pretty darn expensive! I went a bit overboard on buying them when they were on sale at the grocery store. I had planned out a dinner and dessert […]

Fresh Orange Muffins

Last week I had a recipe that called for one orange. Of course when I went to the grocery store they were out of individual oranges and only had bags of them. I ended up not making the recipe and forgetting to add it to the following week. The bag […]

Secret Recipe Club: Croquembouche

Last month was my first time participating in the Secret Recipe Club. I had a great time going through the recipes on the blog I was assigned to choose one so I knew I definitely wanted to participate again. This month, I the blog I was assigned is Eggs, Cream […]

Apple Pie for One

Last week I was talking to a co-worker about how badly I wanted apple pie. I told her I didn’t want to make a whole pie and be the only one to eat it. She gave me a genius suggestion. Make the apple pie in a ramekin. Apple Pie for […]

Thumbprint Cookies

I made these cookies earlier in the week, but I finally have time to blog them. The caramel and strawberry preserves ones are my favorites. Next year I think I’ll pick up some other flavored preserves to try out. Thumbprint Cookies Source: Amanda’s Cookin’ Yield: 4-5 dozen Printer Friendly Ingredients: […]