While at the grocery store yesterday I got a craving for blueberries so I bought a pack and made my first attempt at baking scones (original recipe here). They’re wicked yummy.
This is one of those recipes that I tried based on the ingredients I had laying around (original recipe here). But it turned out really good so I donated it to my mother’s nursing home. Coconutty with just a hint of lemon.
I had some extra pretzels left over the other day (or so I thought) so I found a recipe to incorporate them in (original recipe here). Turns out, I didn’t have any remaining pretzels but since I was already set on the idea I went out and bought more. I’m glad I did, because everyone liked these cookies :)
Sometimes I bake treats for the patients and staff at the nursing homes where my mom works. Because the patients don’t normally get exciting treats, I decided to try something different this time by making red velvet cake balls (original recipe here). I received good reviews.
Last week, my mother turned 48 years old. And to celebrate her birthday, my family came over to our new house to partake in our first annual family cake competition. Four carrot cakes of differing recipes were presented for judging and I am proud to say that mine came out on top. Though, I can’t take all the credit: I used Amy’s carrot cake instructions and my friend Phil’s delicious family recipe.
I got a lot of Nutella for Christmas so I have been trying to find different recipes which calls for it (if you know of any please share). I discovered this recipe for chocolate caramel Nutella Twix bars and decided to give it a shot.
I received a cupcake recipe book for Christmas and asked my mom to choose a recipe from it for me. She picked gooey chocolate and cream cheese cupcakes. If you’re a chocolate fan, there’s a pretty good chance you’d like these.
Guess what I got for Christmas! MY OWN MIXER. I also got two big jars of Nutella (Amy’s favorite), so I decided to combine these gifts to create a masterpiece: Nutella pinwheel cookies. They look cute, they’re pretty easy to make, and they taste great - what’s not to love? (original recipe here)
Finally a recipe for you celiacs: gluten-free iced cherry cookies (original recipe here). I have a friend with Celiac Disease who was visiting for the holidays so I decided to find a special recipe for her. This is my first time baking a gluten-free dessert from scratch and, all things considered, these weren’t bad!
If you’re like me, you always have a ton of candy canes left over after the holidays. Instead of tossing them out this year I thought I would try to incorporate them into a dessert for my family’s Christmas party. We’re known for our brownies in this house so I settled on peppermint brownies (original recipe here).