Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Biscotti

Here in the South we had an especially cold winter. While it has warmed up as of late, it snowed several times and was quite chilly for where we live. There is nothing better on a cold night than warming up with some hot chocolate, in my opinion. To go along with our hot chocolate, […]

One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you all have a great one! Ours is going to be very low key with dinner at home and games on the Wii, I think. Just good quality time together. To me Valentine’s equals chocolate. Since my valentine is crazy over cupcakes, I made these chocolate cupcakes from Martha. They are […]

Mini Chocolate Chip Scones

Scones are one of my favorite treats. They often get a bad rap, but they are a beautiful balance between a cake and a biscuit and so versatile with all the flavors you can add to them. I made these chocolate chip scones for our Sunday School Class a couple weeks ago and they were […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Molten Cake

It’s that time of the year when hearts abound & red, pink and white are everywhere. To be honest, Valentine’s has never been my favorite holiday. I spent my share of them alone before God brought Adam to me, but even after being married I prefer to do special things for each other throughout the […]

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone is rested up from the festivities and beginning to get back in the swing of things. It’s been hard for me, total lack of motivation for sure! I need to get going. Adam & I did sit down yesterday and make a list of goals for this year. We […]

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

This cake is Adam’s absolute favorite. My mom got this recipe from a friend and has been making it for years since. It is so moist and has such a simple flavor, but it is so delicious. Just give Adam this bundt cake & he is happy. It is so easy to make, too. All […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

I was looking for something else to take to that Christmas gathering and remembered this cookie dough dip I had seen a long time ago, but couldn’t remember where I had seen it, so I googled and found a great one on Brown Eyed Baker, whose blog I absolutely love, so I knew it would […]

Peppermint Bark

I’ve been wanting to make peppermint bark for the last two or three Christmas seasons but just have never got around to making it for some reason. This year I was determined and made it for a Christmas gathering. I can not even tell you how many people came up to me to tell me […]

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella, where have you been all my life?!?! Wow! I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to try nutella. I’ve always wanted to try it, but didn’t want to buy an entire container in case I didn’t like it. Well, at the grocery store recently they were giving out samples of nutella on strawberries. Mouth […]

Weeknight S’mores

It’s Tuesday night and those “late night munch-ies” strike. I’ve got a hankering for s’mores, but there’s no campfire in sight. What’s a girl to do?? There’s no time to make these delectable s’mores cookies, brownies, or bars, because it’s almost bedtime. Here’s the solution, make your own s’mores any night of the week in […]

S’mores Cupcakes

OH MY WORD!! That is all I can say. These cupcakes are amazing and easily my new favorites. I think I might make them for myself for my birthday later this month even!:) If you have a party coming up or a cookout you need to make these. Seriously that good! I made these for […]

Raw Chocolate Coconut Bites

So the past few weeks I have really tried to get back on track with eating healthy. I am working to start cutting back on the amount of processed foods that we eat and try to eat more cleanly. In the next couple of weeks, I hope to post some healthy options, starting with these […]

Chocoalte Eclair Crepe Cake

When looking for a dessert recipe to make for our olympics party, I came across this chocolate eclair crepe cake I had pulled from my Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine. I have always wanted to make crepes but had always strayed away since you need to serve them hot most of the time and that […]

Perfect Hot Cocoa

This past weekend we got our first real snow in such a long time. You know, the kind you can actually play in. Adam & I took full advantage of it and had a snowball fight, went sledding and even built a snowman with our neighbor. It was so fun. Since it was so cold, […]

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

I have been baking and putting together my treat baskets to give away. I just love to do that every year. It gives me a great excuse to get in the kitchen and not be tempted to eat it!:) I came across these in my Martha Stewart Living (sorry for back to back Martha posts!) […]

Hot Chocolate Surprise Cookies

I was flipping through my Martha Stewart Cookies Cookbook when I was trying to decide what to make for my holiday baking and came across these gems. She describes them as having all of the flavors of hot chocolate and they certainly do. These turned out fabulously!! Adam tried one and immediately reached for another. […]

Peppermint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

This past weekend I had a cookie swap to attend and so I went perusing to find a recipe. I came across these peppermint chocolate sandwich cookies by Giada and thought they sounded fun and looked festive. It called for refrigerated sugar cookie dough, but I decided to make my own using Ashlee’s Fabulous […]

Cream Puffs

There are so many ways to do cream puffs, lots of different fillings and toppings. I chose to fill mine with cream pattiserie and top them with chocolate ganache. I actually made these last Thanksgiving, but just never got around to posting them. They were really good and everyone kept going back for more. I […]

Chocolate Toffee Bars

Well, today is my last day at my job. It was a good job, but just not anything I am passionate about. I felt God leading me to leave and pursue some of my passions. I am nervous, scared, anxious and excited to see what the future holds. Not sure what I will be moving […]

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites

These have got to be one of my very favorite party desserts. They are so cute and so delicious and really wow your friends and family. Making them is a bit of a process, just because you have to allow time for baking, cooling, refrigeration and setting of the chocolate. However, it’s not a difficult […]

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Sorry for yet again another dessert. The week before the youth retreat we were SO busy that I didn’t cook anything, and last week I had a virus. Tested negative for the flu, but I’m thinking the test may have been wrong because I was couch bound for several days and only got up to […]

S’mores Truffles

I absolutely love anything s’mores. There is just something about that chocolate graham crackery goodness. I found these on my friend Liesl’s blog, Liesl’s Confection Dissection. I can’t begin to tell you how phenomonal these truffles were!! They were so delicate tasting and so full of flavor and sweetness…so decadent. These were EXTREMELY messy to […]

Cookie Dough Truffles

I wanted something special to make for the youth retreat that Adam & I were privileged to lead this past weekend, so I decided I would make truffles. I made these cookie dough truffles and also some s’mores truffles that you will see later this week. They were the biggest hit! Everyone gobbled them up […]

All American S’mores Cookies

I have been chomping at the bit to make these cookies, and what’s more American than s’mores? So I made these for July the 4th and they were absolutely amazing!! But watch out because they are super addictive! I ate way too many of these this weekend. They have a nice slightly salty/sweet component to […]

S’mores Brownies

I also made these s’mores brownies for our party. I found them on Joy the Baker. These brownies are out of this world! Perfect for a summer treat when you don’t have a campfire nearby. These are so decadent and I love the little crunch from the graham crackers. They are fudgy, which is my […]

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

My mom asked me to make a dessert for my Godmother’s Birthday. I didn’t want to do the typical cake or cupcake because I feel like I have been making those a lot lately. So I went in search of either a bar or brownie recipe and came across this gem on LovestoEat. I got […]

Devil’s Food Cupcakes

My parents and brother gave up chocolate for Lent and since it’s over now, I wanted to make them something extra chocolatey and delicious. Devil’s food cake sounded like the perfect thing to quench their chocolately cravings. With half the batter I tried an experiment, but it didn’t work out. I will be trying this […]

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

Adam absolutely loves cupcakes. He adores them. So, naturally for his birthday he requested that I make cupcakes. He said that he wanted chocolate chip cupcakes with chocolate frosting, so I obliged. I had seen this recipe for chocolate chip cupcakes in Martha Stewart Living in February and thought it would be perfect. It turned […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

I’ve been wanting to make a dessert for Adam to take to work and also so I would have something to share with you all. I’ve been in a bit of a cooking slump/lull, so that is the reason for my fewer and farther between posts. I do apologize and hopefully things will pick up […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

My mom asked me to make a dessert to go along with a lunch she was making for our friends that were getting married last week. She was taking their family lunch during the week since she knew it would be hectic with all the errands, etc. they had to take care of. Well, since […]

Chocolate Fudge Cookies

My friend Jennifer asked me to bring dessert to dinner the other night. She was making homemade pizzas (which were fabulous!). I wanted something that kind of went with pizza, and I thought cookies would be perfect. I remembered seeing these healthier chocolate cookies on Two Peas and Their Pod and since I’ve been trying […]

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

I saw these on Annie’s Eats and just knew I had to make them sometime, so I filed the recipe away for the right opportunity to make them. I thought they would be great to make for our youth retreat because what teenager doesn’t love hostess cupcakes?? These were really good, plus they are super […]

Chocolate Crisp Cookies

Our Sunday School class was making a meal for our pastor’s family and I signed up to make dessert. Our pastor has ten children, so I knew I had to make something that everyone could just grab and go. I immediately thought of some sort of cookie, but I didn’t want to just make regular […]