Filled Chocolate Cookies: A Halloween Tradition

Halloween is a tradition-filled holiday and I want to share one of ours: Filled Chocolate Cookies. Oh, momma! The dark chocolate cookies covers the spooky appeal of the day, and the POW! of the orange-filling speaks of jack-o-lanterns. Plus, they’re delicious, so there’s that. FILLED CHOCOLATE COOKIES Ingredients: Cookies: 1 1/4 cup of butter, softened […]

Homemade Fruit Cobbler

Who doesn’t love a delicious homemade cobbler? WHO?! Not only is this recipe super easy to make, but very customization if you’d rather just have blueberries and not a fruit combo. CAUTION: Licking your screen will not satisfy your craving. Homemade Fruit Cobbler Ingredients: Fruit Filling: 4 cups of blueberries 4 cups of strawberries, quartered […]

Coconut Palm Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

We LOVE oatmeal cookies. They’re hard to mess up and I always feel like I’m eating a healthier version of any other cookie I could stuff in my piehole. Little Known OMT Fact: I’ve had them for breakfast in a pinch, because…OATMEAL! These cookies are made exclusively with coconut palm sugar, which is touted as […]

What Grandma Drinks: Bliss-Inspired Tipsy Floats

Who remembers orange Creamsicles and ice cold root beer floats from childhood? ALL OF US! Right? Since Sweet E was recently here, I had a few Creamsicles in my freezer. After he left, those delicious treats gave me an idea for a grown-up drink: When I was coming up, Creamsicles were a rarity in our […]

Last Cheesecake Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Once a year I offer this recipe because #1) It’s. That. Good. and #2) I love you and want you to eat only the best of what the cheesecake world has to offer. This is the best the cheesecake world has to offer. Trust me on this. STOP DROOLING ON YOUR KEYBOARD! To answer the […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract Made Simple

This is the time of year many folks, homemaking vanilla kinda-folks, start thinking about putting vanilla beans in jars with vodka or rum, storing them away in a cool dark place for a few months, then having a delicious, much sought after Christmas gift on hand for their friends and loved ones. Are you homemaking […]

Break Out the Iron Skillet for Peach Crumble Coffee Cake

I love the smell of ripe peaches, don’t you? The last batch I brought home, I held up to my nose, greedily inhaled, smiled in sweet peachy happiness, then made Garry do the same. Nirvana. After the fruity smellathon, I got to bakin’ a peach crumb coffee cake in a cast iron skillet with those […]

Ready for Peach Cobbler Season?

Anyone else dreaming of peach cobbler season? Fine, it’s not an actual season, but in the summertime, when the peaches are ripe, it seems like all things peach cobbler season to me! This classic post will teach you how to peel peaches like a pro. Ready? Let’s peel! Peach cobbler made with fresh peaches = […]

Best, Yes, BEST, Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Eat

We love a great cake in our house.  Hell, let’s be completely honest, we simply love c-a-k-e in this house, sometimes the crazier, the better. But, we’re madly, deeply, crazily in love with this chocolate cake.  Yep, I’m willing to put this baby up against any other chocolate cake you’ve fallen in love with.  It’s […]

Perfect Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Apricots

My favorite cookies are…oh, who am I kidding? I love them all. I love cookies! Yet, if I was forced to pick one, it would probably be these oatmeal cookies with dried apricots. There is something about the juxtaposition of hearty oats and zingy apricots that make it hard to stop after a few bites. […]