Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

A couple months ago, long after the Easter Bunny hopped his way through our home, I found that we still had an abundance of candy (namely peanut butter cups) left over.  It seemed like a crying shame to throw the treats away, so instead I made a super hooked up version of the traditional brownie. … Read more

Lemon Poke Cake

This year we switched it up a little when it came to Easter dessert.  Instead of serving our traditional fare of brownies, fruit salad, etc, we looked for a couple of new recipes to try.  One of those new recipes came from the Spring 2013 issue of Kraft Food and Family Magazine. Our Lemon Poke … Read more

How to Bake Bacon

Oh, Bacon! I have such a love-hate relationship with bacon. The Love – tasty, finger lickin’, oh-so-good The Hate – messy, greasy, grease spattering EVERYWHERE, house reeking of bacon for days Probably my biggest pet peeve about bacon is the mess that I get when cooking it and the constant babysitting that comes with cooking.  … Read more

How to Make a Piping Bag – Without the Mess

My attempt at making hot cocoa spoon stirrers the other day almost ended before it really began.  As I melted my first batch of chocolate in the microwave, I quickly became aware that I needed at least three hands to spoon the drippy, melted chocolate into my plastic baggy.  It was just NOT happening.  Made … Read more

Christmas Sugar Cookies

It has been several years since I made Christmas cookies, and on a whim I decided that Lily Bean and I should attempt them this year.  I found this simple sugar cookie recipe and we set to work! Makes: 3-5 dozen cookies You will need: 1 cup margarine 1 1/2 cups white sugar 3 eggs … Read more