Triple Berry Pie

Well in honor of National Pi Day, I just had to make a pie today. I didn’t want to go to the grocery store, and I had a bunch of berries left over for last night’s party so berry pie it was. I turned to allrecipes and found a winner of a recipe and her…

Almost Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

Somehow I have two huge jars of opened peanut butter taking up space in my kitchen cabinet.  I decided to rectify this situation by making a Family Home Evening treat with peanut butter last night.  I searched around a found this recipe on culinary hill.com.  They claimed easy, no bake, Grandma’s “Almost Reese’s” recipe.  Right…

Cutler’s Glazed Sugar Cookies

Well supposedly there is this place called Cutler’s up in Bountiful that have amazing glazed sugar cookies.  Never had them.  However, I do follow A Bountiful Kitchen and she posted right before Valentines Day this year the Cutler’s Glazed Sugar Cookie recipe.  Her post of pretty pink glaze cookies spurred a little fire in me,…

Graham Cracker Cookies

These cookies are good and kinda fun because they use ground graham crackers in the batter as a change from your typical cookie.  I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and decided to make these because of the abundance of M&M we had lying around after Christmas.  I saw where some people put chocolate chips and…

Sinless Cookies

I got this recipe from Tasha, one of my MAs at work. She brought them in claiming them to be gluten free and pretty healthy. I hesitantly tried one and couldn’t believe how good they were. I mean they aren’t the typical cookie texture, they are pretty soft. But if you go into these cookies…

Rocky Road Fudge

This is Mom’s recipe and one of my favorite holiday treats to make because it is so so so easy and addictively delicious.  Today my 5 year old twins helped me mix this up and then, after their sister came home from school we spent the evening caroling and delivering it to family and friends….

Two-Bowl Chocolate Cake

I am by no means a baker, and cake decorating…FORGET IT!  I always pawn that job off on my mother in law.  But if I ever find myself needing to make a birthday cake, (like today on my husband’s birthday) this is my go to cake, and it always gets great reviews.  I first had…

Levain Bakery Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

The last time I went to New York, my friend Bonnie told me I had to go to Levain Bakery and get one of each of their 4 cookies.  I am so glad I listened.  Levain Bakery is rumored to bake the best cookies in the world and they were soooo good.  I actually went…

Molten Chocolate Cakes

When Derek and I lived in Eugene, we were fortunate to befriend the Sarantis family in our ward.  Even though they were all grown up and had real jobs and a real house and kids, they would still on occasion invite us poor struggling graduate students over for dinner.  Jenny always made the best food…

Sugar Cookies

For some reason I got it in my brain that it was a good idea to invite all the girls in Liv’s kindergarten class over for a cookie decorating party.  After we had sent invited to all 10 and all 10 had accepted, I realized that I didn’t really have a sugar cookie recipe that…

Czech Apricot Cake

The last time I was in Chicago, my step Dad, George, insisted that I learn how to make his favorite dessert from his sister, Despo. I think he feels like when she’s gone, I’m more likely to make this for him than my Mom. Plus, he said he can just imagine me making this with…

Aunt Julie’s Pie Crust

Every year that we lived in California when I was a kid, Thanksgiving was always spent at my Aunt Julie’s house.  Now Aunt Julie isn’t even actually my Aunt.  She’s my mother’s neighbor growing up who was basically a sister to her.  And now, she’s still considered family to me.  The summer after 3rd grade…