One Cup Cookies

One Cup Cookies

Also known as “Everything Cookies” or “Kitchen Sink Cookies”, the cookies I made today were named “One Cup Cookies” because the recipe calls for 1 cup of everything.

Scottish Shortbread Fingers

Scottish Shortbread

My grocery store has been trying to unload some about-to-expire Plugra butter by selling it for $1.58 per pack (8 oz). At first I wasn’t sure whether to bother with the sale since the butter’s freshness date was up in two weeks, but I came to my senses and bought a couple of packs anyway….

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Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

This week I discovered how to get on my 13 year old daughter’s good side. I put a chocolate covered marshmallow square in her lunchbox and she’s been nice to me all weekend! Okay, so it’s only Saturday and she’s been at a school event most of the day, but I’ve gone a full 24 hours…

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Chocolate Marshmallow Squares

marshmallow peanut butter chocolate squares

This recipe is a twist on an old favorite called Lake Travis Mud. The mud, which is one of my favorite easy candies, uses mini marshmallows, but these chocolate marshmallow squares use large marshmallows so you get a higher ratio of marshmallow to chocolate, making each piece a little lighter. So yes, these are pretty…

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Mini Black Bottom Cupcakes

Mini Black Bottom Cupcakes

My first taste of a Black Bottom Cupcake was at an an Easter Egg Hunt in 1978. It certainly made an impact, and I remember searching for the recipe and making it for my teachers. Things haven’t changed much because I’m still making Black Bottom Cupcakes for teachers! And one thing I’ve learned is that…

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No Fail Five Minute Fudge

No Fail Fudge

The first time I made No Fail Five Minute Fudge, it took longer than five minutes and was a complete failure.  At first I  blamed the recipe, but the truth is it was my fault.

Sriracha Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sriracha Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve put some weird things in peanut butter cookies, but it never occurred to me to to add sriracha sauce. With its robust peppery flavor and a hint of garlic, why would I put it in sweets? But then along came the Sriracha Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Red Hot Sriracha: 50 Recipes that Will…

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Cottage Cheese Dinner Rolls

cottage cheese dinner rolls

Adding dairy to bread dough is one trick bakers use to make breads light and tender. In this case that dairy ingredient is cottage cheese, and based on yesterday’s results, I’d say the trick works! These cottage cheese dinner rolls rose like crazy, were pillow-y soft and had an interesting flavor.

Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Cream Cheese Crescent Roll

This recipe goes by many names, which means it’s well loved. That, or it’s running from the law!  Nah, It’s a law-abiding good citizen of a cake, but it does have more than one title.  You can find it by looking for  Cream Cheese Squares or Cream Cheese Danish Casserole Or Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars. Some versions…

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake

Chocolate Cherry Bundt

I’m so happy to share this Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake! It’s from Texas Co-op Power, and it is perfect for Valentine’s Day. It tastes good of course, but it’s also a pleasure to make and has very low margin of error. It’s basically a dump and stir cake, though you will probably want to employ…

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Dessert For Two Warm Brownie Sundae

Dessert for Two

If you’re working on a special date night Valentine’s menu or you’re like me and on a perpetual quest for small batch desserts, this cookbook will  come in handy: Dessert for Two: Small Batch Cookies, Brownies, Pies and Cakes.

Chocolate Caramel Bars

milk chocolate caramel bars

Some recipes are better than the sum total of their parts. In other words, on paper they appear to be very easy or maybe even too basic, but when all the flavors and textures come together, the product is better than something that might have taken more time and effort. This is one of those…

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Gluten Free Brownies (or Not)

gluten free brownies

These are not ordinary brownies, but rather a cross between a brownie, chocolate soufflé and fudge. They are deceptively light and a little piece goes a long way. And because so much of the structure comes from eggs, sugar and chocolate, you can use wheat free flour and make gluten free brownies, or use regular…

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Honeycomb Candy

Honeycomb Candy

I never considered making Honeycomb Candy until I saw it at Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago. The cross-section was what caught my attention — it was thick and pretty and left enough of an impression to motivate me to start researching the candy that same evening. Turns out it’s pretty much the same…

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Magic Cookie Bar Sticks

Magic Cookie Bar Sticks

I was looking for a way to use a half can of condensed milk and inadvertently stumbled across a new way to make Magic Cookie Bars.  Introducing, Magic Cookie Bar Sticks!

Marshmallow Swirl S’mores Fudge

S'mores Fudge

Today’s recipe is from Sally’s Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cookies, Cupcakes, and Desserts for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix. It’s a fudge recipe similar to the old condensed milk/chocolate chip “Foolproof Fudge”, but with slightly different ratios of condensed milk and chocolate chips plus just enough butter to make it creamier than the original.  That, plus graham crackers…

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