Pecan Pie in a Jar

Pecan Pie In a Jar

Thanksgiving be coming, y’all!  Like I had to remind you. What kinda pies are you making?  Pumpkin?  Check.  Chocolate Pecan?  Check.  Pie in a Jar?  Um, say what? To be clear: this has nothing to do with mason jars; I think we all know how I feel about food in a jar. ~ A gentle […]

Dream Bars

Coconut Almond Dream Bars

WAKE UP!  You’re totally not dreaming, but these bars are what dreams are made of…sugar and spice and mmmmm, everything nice. I know you’re starting to think about your holiday baking.  You’ve got cookies out the wazoo (yeouch!)  But do you have an easy and elegant recipe that you’ll want to hoard for yourself as […]

Trick or Treat This

Filled Chocolate Cookies

I first wrote about these cookies last year and I wanted to share them again, because they are that good.  When Boy was a kiddo, I made these filled cookies every year for Halloween. The dark chocolate color covered the spooky appeal of the holiday, and the POW! of the orange-filling spoke of jack-o-lanterns. Plus, […]

How To Properly Store Baked Goods

How to Properly Store Baked Goods

You’ve spent all day perfecting your light and airy cupcakes, that buttery pie crust, those dense amazeballs brownies, but are you hip to the last step in your perfect perfection: how to store your baked goods?   This step often gets overlooked in baking. How you store your delectable creations can mean the difference between […]

Buttermilk Cupcakes

Buttermilk Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Frosting

OMT has been baking with buttermilk again, y’all.  It’s so Southern, don’t you think? When I first found this recipe, I immediately printed it out.  Then, I promptly forgot about it. I blame my peri-brain fog. When I ran across it again, I made a note of the ingredients, ran to the store for buttermilk, […]

The Scientific Way To Cut A Cake

Pinterest Fail

Cake!  Cake!  Cake! I think by now we get it…CAKE! Gratuitous pic of CAKE: I love all things cake and know you do too.  I love when I come across something new about cake, yet there are so few things that are new about cake.  So, I was startled to come across a video that […]

Caramel-Filled Triple Chocolate Brownies With Toasted Pecans

Caramel-Filled Double Chocoalte Brwonies with Toasted Pecans

O. M. GOOD GRACIOUS!  LET ME AT ‘EM! Y’all know I love me some unexpected brownies, right?  Today’s brownies are…I mean…these brownies…oh my. I’m gonna give you the pic first, then we’ll work backwards from there.  Ready? Let me ‘splain…. It was Girl’s birthday and we were here and they were there and, well, it […]

Cake Fit for Your Monkeys

Chocolate Banana Cake

Cake?  Yes, please.  Is there ever any doubt?  Never, even if it’s hideous (yet delicious). There are days I jones for a three layer monstrosity and there are days I’m happy with a sheet of cake that needs nothing more than whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel (you read that right). This day I […]

No Bake Chocolate Yummies

No Bake Chocolate Yummies

It’s gonna be a long hot summer, y’all.  What better way to one-up the heat than surprising the family (or just you…however you wanna play this deliciousness) with homemade cookies?  Better yet, with some no bake Chocolate Yummies. Take that oven set to 350°! I’ve been making these as long as I’ve been baking (be […]

Texas Chocolate Chocolate Sheet Cake

Texas Chocolate Chocolate Sheet Cake

Y’all know OMT! loves her cake.  Since I had a hankerin’ (Texas-to-the-rest-of-y’all translation: a powerful neeeed) for something cakey, I went looking for a recipe and found this oldie but YUMMY: Texas Chocolate Chocolate Sheet Cake. As soon as I saw the recipe card, I was whisked back into time.  Sheet cakes were all the […]