Almost s’mores cupcakes

I’m a sucker for marshmallow anything.  Marshmallow malts, homemade marshmallows, chocolate covered marshmallows–I’m in.  And so when I found a recipe for marshmallow frosting, I had to try it for myself.  I decided to go s’mores themed, with the intent of baking a graham cracker cupcake, filled with chocolate creme and topped with the marshamallow… Continue reading Almost s’mores cupcakes

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Chubby Son Ice Cream

Surely you’ve heard of Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream. This is similar, but better because it’s homemade. I dubbed it Chubby Son as a jab to Jayce, only it wasn’t very funny because he doesn’t get it. The name stuck, so I’m going with it. Here’s the scoop (pun totally intended): vanilla malt… Continue reading Chubby Son Ice Cream

Panforte Ice Cream

I’ve mentioned a time or two that we consider ourselves foodies.  As such, we typically figure out ways to handcraft foods traditionally bought at the grocery store.  Among the most decadent of our tasty treats?  Ice cream.  We have fun both trying recipes from cookbooks and mixing and matching to come up with our own… Continue reading Panforte Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Are you a fan of Nutter Butters?  Because if so, you are going to want to make this upgraded version stat.  Whereas Nutter Butter cookies are dry and commercial tasting, this version is absolutely delicious and truly peanut butter-y.  The sweet and creamy filling is sandwiched between two wafers that offer a satisfying, buttery crunch. … Continue reading Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Lemon Cranberry Bundt Cake

Every year I make Jeff a different treat for his birthday.  This year, it was a Bundt cake.  A lemon-cranberry Bundt cake to be precise.  And a very well received one at that.  This was one of the rare treats that pleased every palate in the house.  The cake itself is very fresh and tart,… Continue reading Lemon Cranberry Bundt Cake

Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler

As far as fruits go, I’m a summer kind of gal myself.  Winter’s boring oranges and bitter grapefruits are no match for summer’s sweet bounty.  And really, straight from the fields, they’re perfect.  Yet we always find ways to plus them, don’t we?  We shortcake or buckle or creamify them.  My favorite, though?  When we… Continue reading Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler


I’ve been busy.  Busy baking that is. Today I’m going to share a recipe for Mandlebrot. I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking, what the heck is mandlebrot. Where have you been? Not reading Disney’s FamilyFun magazine obviously. This I know because that’s where I found the recipe.  Eight or nine years ago. Mandlebrot, for… Continue reading Mandelbrot

Toffee Oatmeal Fudge Bars

It’s that time again. Holiday baking time that is. Sugar cookies, gingersnaps, and mini-loaves of sweet breads are the usual suspects. But we like to do things a wee bit different around here. And–in case you do too–I thought I’d share some of our favorite holiday cookie and confection recipes. I won’t bore you by… Continue reading Toffee Oatmeal Fudge Bars