No Sugar Added Vanilla Ice Cream {vegan, paleo}


This ice cream recipe is different from almost any ice cream recipe you will find around because it does not contain any added sugar of any kind, not even honey or maple syrup. No fake sugar (like stevia) here. This was by design. I wanted to try making a high fat, low sugar ice cream…

Caramel Stuffed Brownies {w/coconut pecan frosting}


I decided I wanted to make German chocolate something to bring into work one day because one of my coworkers loves German chocolate cake. So I did the obvious and browsed Pinterest for various recipes until I found one for caramel stuffed German chocolate brownies, which was caramel stuffed brownies with a coconut pecan frosting….

Red Velvet Funfetti Seven Layer Bars


I am a red velvet lover. I love anything red velvet. I also happen to love seven layer bars. I adore them. So when I came across a recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction for seven layer bars made with a red velvet base I decided I must try it immediately because seriously – why hadn’t I…

Farm Cookies


Nope. You don’t need to live on a farm to make or eat these cookies.

Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bites


I was searching for a recipe for “red velvet oatmeal” when I came across a blog for Red Velvet Energy Bites at Namely Marly that got me intrigued. I’m a sucker for red velvet anything so I thought I would try to recreate the energy bites myself. I always like to source recipes and make…

German Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache


I noticed when I began melting some butter for this cake that I had two different boxes of German chocolate in my possession. Oh it was the same kind of chocolate — the kind I needed for my cake — it was just that on the back of one was a recipe for German chocolate…

Peanut Butter Honey Oat Bites


I decided after my trip to Florida that I would try to continue with my pre-Florida eating because it was so successful to help me lose six pounds in two weeks. So I decided that during the workweek I would stick to my hot water with lemon and smoothie breakfasts, ground turkey lunches and veggie…

Triple Chocolate Cookies


A friend once asked me how I know so much about cooking and baking. I can’t remember what I told her at the time, but as I was attempting to bake these cookies today I realized the answer: trial and error. I do. Or I try anyway. And I learn from my mistakes. Isn’t that…

Dad’s Lazy Daisy Birthday Layer Cake


After the unexpected success of the Lazy Daisy Cake, I decided to try the layer-cake version my grandma sent me for my dad’s 65th birthday cake. I remember he once mentioned how much he likes the Lazy Daisy Cake. I knew after last year’s flop, any cake would be an improvement. But this layer cake…

Chocolate Covered Coconut Trail Mix Flapjacks


Back in 1997 I discovered the best snack ever: flapjacks. Unfortunately, my love affair with this snack had to end when I left England. I revisited the love affair in 2001 when I went back to England. Then I plumb forgot about these gems. That is until my grandma sent me a recipe, and it…

Slightly More Difficult But Definitely Worth It Chocolate Chip Macaroons


I must have sleep-blogged my last macaroon post. I didn’t realize I even posted it until WordPress notified me someone liked my post – thanks Lesley and happy and safe travels to you! On to the fantastic macaroon recipe… Every time I’m in Cannon Beach I stop at Waves of Grain Bakery for a gigantic chocolate chip cookie…

Easy Chocolate Chip Macaroons


Every recipe for macaroons I’ve ever seen calls for condensed milk. As this is not something I readily keep on hand (though I decided today I should reconsider this), I was excited when I found a recipe for macaroons that did not call for condensed milk as I wouldn’t have to make a special trip…

Brown Butter Seven-Layer Bars


The only way to improve upon a classic (and favorite!) family Christmas cookie? Use brown butter in place of melted (regular) butter. ingredients. 1 1/2 c. butter, browned 1 box graham crackers, crushed with a rolling-pin 2 14-oz. cans sweetened condensed milk 3 c. butterscotch flavored chips 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 4 c. flaked…

Chokladboll


  These no-bake Scandinavian cookies have a hint of coffee flavor and pack the perfect chocolate punch. I like them straight out of the freezer. ingredients. 3 1/2 c. quick oats 1 c. sugar 1/2 c. cocoa powder 1 tsp. vanilla extract 10 T. butter, room temperature 1/2 c. cold coffee Shredded coconut, for rolling….

Coconut-Pecan Frosting


The classic frosting that accompanies German Chocolate Cake. I tweaked it by adding one teaspoon of salt (otherwise the frosting is extremely sweet) and substituting one cup of brown sugar for one of the cups of granulated sugar. Please note, the following recipe is a double recipe. This is enough to frost a six layer…

Island Cookies


updated 6.17.2018 Here’s what I wrote about these cookies back in 2011: So here’s the deal: I’m beginning to think I’m dyslexic which is incredibly disconcerting since I’m a writer as my day job. I completely read the butter ingredient amount wrong. I doubled it. Don’t ask me how I did this. Perhaps because the…

Coconut Walnut Fudge with Chocolate Chips


ingredients. 1 lb. walnuts, divided 3/4 c. plus 1 tsp. butter 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. salt 6 c. powdered sugar 20 oz. flaked sweetened coconut 2 c. chocolate chips directions. Chop half the walnuts and finely grind the other half. Coat a 13×9-inch glass baking dish…

Seven-Layer Bars


My mom makes this recipe every Christmas. Since moving away from “home,” I’ve taken over the tradition. These are my second favorite Christmas cookie, and they go over extremely well at the office or at any party.