Tuesdays with Dorie REWIND: Cabin Fever Caramel Banana Bars

I missed this recipe in it’s regular rotation in January this year, and when I showed my husband the list of things I’ve missed in between moving, planning a wedding, getting married, taking a honeymoon and changing jobs (it’s been a busy year!), he picked these. I was skeptical, as I’m not a fan of…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Maple Star Anise Cookies

So, I’m not a star anise fan and don’t keep it in the house. I skipped the star anise and upped the cinnamon and ginger in these a bit. They were so good! My husband thought they were fancy snickerdoodles- hahahaha. Perfect fall spice cookie that matches the weather around here perfectly! Everyone here is…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Spiced Pumpkin Jammers

These were a winner! My  husband was very skeptical when I said I was putting pumpkin filling in a cookie with roasted seeds on top. These actually turned into Spiced Butternut Squash Jammers because I came home from our CSA on Sunday morning with two butternut squash. The filling is with Butternut squash in place…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Devils Food Wafflets with Chocolate Sauce

I’ve been neglecting my blog and Tuesdays with Dorie in recent months. We got married in April, have had a busy summer, and now we’re both back in school (plus us both working full time). It’s busy. But my husband’s company has been complaining about the lack of cookies and Tuesdays with Dorie is my…

#TheCakeSliceBakers- Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake

Lemon desserts are typically a slam dunk for my family and this cake was no exception. I made this prior to a family gathering and it went over VERY well! Even better, simple to make from baking and pantry staples I keep stocked in my house and it was easy to throw together! “The Perfect…

#TheCakeSliceBakers- Old Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake

This cake came with perfect timing! Fathers day for my father in law and my hubby’s birthday. Perfect birthday cake and celebration cake for a family of chocolate lovers! This cake came together beautifully- in only a few hours with some chill time. Perfect layered cake for a busy weekend. This cake is from the…

#TheCakeSliceBakers- Cream Cheese Coffeecake

This caught my eye immediately. Who doesn’t like cream cheese filled cakes and pastries?! Although, I do admit, I took a slightly different turn for serving and it’s interpretation. I left off the topping- I didn’t have almonds, but had full intentions of subbing with another nut… and then I completely forgot about it until…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Mocha Ricotta Puffs

I’m not new to the game of adding ricotta cheese to cookies- there’s a family ricotta cookie recipe here  that dates back a few generations and is by far the most used page of a family cookbook that spans multiple generations. I happened to have whole milk ricotta in the fridge, so that was an…

Baked Sunday Mornings Vanilla Marshmallows

I made these back in January for my bridal shower dessert table. They were wonderful! I love making marshmallows and the brilliantly white fluffy product that results! This recipe was no exception. Everything went very smoothly. I did swirl in some pink food dye to the tops of these before they set.

Creative Cookie Exchange: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Cookies for breakfast! Crazy, I know.. but actually, muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls are all baked goods and really don’t vary that much from cake and cookies. Around here, any leftover baked good is typically a good option for breakfast! This cookie has another story though. I come from a very Italian family, and we’re just…