Category Archives: Baking

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Get ready for the zucchini recipes. My garden is in fully swing producing them so I’ll be cooking a lot of them! First up, zucchini bread. I had actually never made zucchini bread before – mainly because I didn’t really grow up eating zucchini. In fact, I don’t think it was until college that I […]

Neiman Marcus Cookies

You may remember a certain fictitious e-mail regarding Neiman Marcus cookies circulating through e-mail back in the mid 90s. Years ago, I made these cookies and they are delicious, I would like to make them again. But that’s not the point of this post. The point is that Neiman Marcus has a different cookie recipe […]

Homemade Thick, Chewy Granola Bars

It took me long enough to post about these! I made these quite some time ago and really enjoyed them! I love how versatile the recipe is, as you can sub whatever nuts and dried fruits you have on hand or are your favorites. Next time, I am adding dark chocolate chips! This time I […]

Book Club Treats

I had the pleasure of hosting book club last month and made some fun treats that were gobbled up. My goal was to make simple/quick items that had very few ingredients but still packed a lot of punch in the flavor department. Oh, and I had a very small budget, so the ingredients had to […]

Lemon Yogurt Cake with Blueberry Sauce

I love the idea of an everyday cake. One that’s not frosted or fussy. Simple, elegant and delicious. I think I’ve mentioned before that I am not a cake decorator. I admire those who are, but I don’t have the patience to do it myself. That’s why I love cakes like this, they are still […]

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

I had never made macaroons before. I had heard people talk about them before, but I hadn’t actually had a macaroon, so I had no inclination to make them myself. Well, the stars aligned and I just happened to have all of the ingredients in my house and needed a snack for our first small […]

chocolate soufflé cupcakes with mint cream

Ah yes, the flourless chocolate (cup)cake. We see this done over and over again at every chain restaurant in the country. Sometimes it has a molten center, sometimes it’s served with ice cream, sometimes it’s huge, sometimes it’s hardly bigger than your spoon. This recent classic is a crowd pleaser. As long as you like […]