Death by Chocolate Cake


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
I copied this recipe out of a magazine (I wish I could remember which magazine!) a few years back, tried it out for my mom’s 50th birthday cake and last year for my coworker Karen’s 50th birthday. It was a huge success both times. Since then it’s become a…

The Perfect Grilled Cheese


I’ve had a lot of time to contemplate and practice making grilled cheese sandwiches this week. I stayed home sick from work all week and mainly ate toast and grilled cheese. I had no taste so I didn’t want to waste my food/meals/calories on something new or super tasty. Plus I had zero energy to…

Pasta Bolognese


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
My sister sent me this recipe about a year ago. The comment she made that she liked the smell of the sauce that infused the air in her apartment as it cooked for hours on her stove stuck with me and made me want to try it. I thought…

Farm Cookies


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

Soda Shoppe Dream Cake


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
Normally every year on my birthday either I or my mom make my favorite cake of all time, Best Red Velvet Cake. This year I opted to try a new recipe so I had something to bring into work as a birthday treat. I got ridiculously good reviews on…

Top Ten of 2013 {a year in review}


Happy New Year, fellow bloggers and readers! Here is a round up of the top 10 blogs viewed on my website this year. (Only one posted in 2013. Hmph.) Easy Dirt Cake. Surprisingly lots of people are searching for a dirt cake recipe without cream cheese. And that’s how they are landing at my blog. My…

Peanut Butter Balls


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
‘Tis the season for Christmas cookies. Every year when I was growing up, my favorite cookie to eat this time of year was my mom’s peanut butter balls. They are the best! I’m still not quite sure why we only make and eat these at Christmas, but it’s been…

Spritz Cookies


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
These cookies are a Christmas-time tradition in my house and millions of homes all over the world. This is the recipe my mom always used  – you can find it in any vintage GE Cookbook, if you have one lying around. ingredients. 1 c. butter ½ tsp. almond extract ½ c.…

Crusted Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes


I know; I know. I’ve been talking an awful lot about these potatoes recently. I first resurrected these potatoes last Sunday for my friend Thanksgiving. They were so good I made them again for my family Thanksgiving. I can’t say this enough: These are the best, creamiest mashed potatoes ever. And everyone agrees! For round…

Crusted Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
Otherwise known as the best mashed potatoes to ever meet your mouth, these are the potatoes my family looks forward to eating every Christmas Eve (AKA Grandma Mo’s Christmas Mashed Potatoes). I decided to make grandma’s potatoes for me and my Dad on Christmas Day since we wouldn’t be home…

Grilled Cheese with Sliced Tomato and Chipotle Mayo


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
This sandwich is inspired by a sandwich I used to eat all the time at Alterra at the lake (now, apparently, called Colectivo Coffee). Their version, the Wisco Cheese Sandwich, uses cheddar, provolone, and pepper jack cheese. ingredients. 2 slices of your favorite bread 3 or 4 slices of cheese (I…

Bad Baby Smoked Salmon and Brie Pie


Updated 10/22/2017 Shh! I’m inventing a new pie in my head. Tomorrow’s blue plate special. I’m calling it: I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby Pie. I don’t think we can write that on the menu board, hon. Then I’ll just call it Bad Baby Pie. What’s in it, honey? It’s a Quiche of egg and Brie…

Cheerio Bars – Updated


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
When I was in high school one of the perks of being in Student Government was that the lunch ladies often gave us treats to eat during our first period Student Government homeroom. Whenever cheerio bars were brought to the room, we all went crazy. Since high school, I…

Whipping Cream Pancakes


  Updated 7.23.2017 Here’s what I said about this recipe back in 2013: I have thoroughly searched the internet and discovered there is no recipe for sweet cream pancakes. Why not? Restaurants (especially breakfast chains) commonly serve sweet cream pancakes. The first time I ever saw them advertised was at Black Bear Diner. How many…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cookies


I added chocolate chips and brown butter to the classic oatmeal butterscotch cookie recipe. (Didn’t have enough butterscotch chips.) ingredients. 1/2 c. butter 1/2 c. vegetable shortening 3/4 c. granulated sugar 3/4 c. packed brown sugar 1  tsp. vanilla extract 2 large eggs 2 c. flour 3 c. rolled oats 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp….

Brown Sugar Bars


This recipe is adapted from a Shaker recipe I found in the Penzeys Spices magazine, Summer 2012 edition. I made it my own by browning the butter. If you haven’t tried using browned butter in your baking yet, now would be a good time to do so. ingredients. 1 c. butter 2 c. firmly packed…

Mexican Egg White Omelet


This may be hard to believe but until today I’ve never before had an egg white omelet. Weird, right? I guess I’ve never felt the need to have an omelet without egg yolk. That and I very rarely eat omelets anyway, I suppose. I’m (clearly) not one of those people who thinks egg yolks are…

Salted and Malted Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies


This recipe is inspired by the Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies recipe Grandma Mo sent me. After that unfortunate flop, I decided a malted milk cookie is a wonderful concept that needs to be further tested. So I took one of my favorite chocolate cookie recipes and crossed it with the Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookie recipe…