Holidays

Traditional French Galette des Rois

Living in the South, Mardi Gras is a part of the way of life. From just after the New Year’s until Ash Wednesday, we have parades, beads, and king cakes every where. You can’t go into a store and not see a king cake being sold. Even though I have […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with a Chocolate Ganache

I LOVE CHOCOLATE! I know I have said that more than once, but it is true. I love chocolate, unless it has nuts in it. Don’t even offer me chocolate with nuts of any type. This recipe makes the perfect amount of cupcakes to get that sweet tooth under control. […]

Double Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies 

I love chocolate! Unless it has nuts in it. I’m not crazy for peanuts and chocolate. Believe it or not, I have never made a dark chocolate chocolate chip cookies. I have been making cookies since I was like twelve yet never made these. I have made brownies and cakes […]

Autumn Apples Everywhere

Ever have an apple pie that had a flakey buttery crust on the outside but was apple mush inside? Well, that is probably due to the fact that the pie was made with apples that tasted great but weren’t meant for baking. All apples come from trees, but not all […]

Pumpkin Pie Swirl Cheesecake

A few years ago someone asked me to make pumpkin cheesecake, I wasn’t thrilled. It was all orange and looked burnt. It wasn’t burnt, just looked it. When things look bad, you don’t want to taste it, it might taste as bad as it looks. Like they say you eat […]

Monster Cookies

I have been baking cookies since I was eight. It all started with my Easy Bake Oven, and I just like that, was hooked. I was begging my mom to let me make chocolate chip cookies in a proper oven by age 13. So, it is safe to say that I […]

Chocolate Tart

If you know me, you already know I have a major sweet tooth. I mean my sweet tooth is SO BIG, that dentists have a monument in my name. It’s SO BIG, that the Easter Bunny comes to my house for advice. LMAO! Let’s just say, I love chocolate, maybe […]

Rich Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate makes even a bad day better. At least for me. My kids know how to make me happy. I was feeling a little bummed out, and they decided that they were going to make me fudge. See, kids can be thoughtful. My son put on his apron and went […]

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

A few years ago, we wanted to try something different for Easter. As much as I love honey glazed ham, even I wanted something different. It was our first Easter without family around so we decided to get a little crazy and go with lamb. I have never had lamb […]

Vanilla Pound Cake

I started making this pound cake a few years ago because I couldn’t sleep and needed something to do. I learned two things that morning, 1) my family can sleep through anything and 2) getting you fingers caught in the paddles of the hand mixer really does hurt. Then again, […]