Chocolate Truffles

These truffles are my go to recipe for a quick and easy treat for a lot of people.  Chocolate truffles are a great treat to bring to an event because they won’t break or fall apart like a cupcake would.  They also look very fancy and seem harder to make than they are. The batter…


Peach Cupcakes

I love these cupcakes that I made to celebrate the last day of school.  These cupcakes will remind you of summer whenever you have them.  The fruity peach flavor is pleasantly sweet but not overpowering. Although delicious any time of the year, these cupcakes are best made in summer, when peaches are in season.  To…


Peanut Butter Fudge Ice Cream

This ice cream is a fun, yummy summer treat.  It is really easy to make and tastes delicious.   Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations and it is really tasty in this ice cream. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups half-and-half 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 cup smooth peanut butter 1/4 cup granulated…


Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been looking for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe, and this one definitely was what I was searching for.  These cookies were delightfully chewy and yummy.  They also lasted for several days, although they did get a little crumbly. But, cookie crumbs make a great ice cream topping so it all works out in…


Coconut Macaroons

For a fun, easy dessert I decided to make macaroons.  Macaroons are chewy cookies made from coconut.  With a recipe from Food Network, I set out to make the perfect macaroons.  I made two different kinds: raspberry thumbprints and ice cream sandwiches.  The raspberry ones tasted yummy, but were a bit flimsy and fell apart….


Mug Cakes

I decided to make mug cakes for dessert one night because they are a simple and easy treat that only take 5 minutes to make.  Mug cakes are small, individual cakes that are baked in a mug in the microwave.  I got these recipes from my Food Network magazine.  I made four different flavors: triple…


Lemon Cake with Strawberry Frosting

I had just gotten my new Food Network Magazine when two of my friends texted me about plans for the weekend.  After some figuring out details, we had and idea of what to do that Saturday.  The result was three beautiful, delicious cakes.  We mixed and matched the recipes from different places to make the…


Red Velvet Cupcakes

These cupcakes I’ve been making for a very long and they never disappoint.  This recipe is from Food Network, although I think they took the recipe down from their website.  The recipe is a bit more unhealthy than most cupcakes so I have some notes at the bottom to help make your cupcakes just a…


Coconut Cheesecake

I made this cheesecake for Easter.  It was deliciously creamy and coconut-y.  It was relatively simple to make and served a lot of people.   One note I do have is to use small pieces of coconut.  I used rather large pieces and they were a little chewy.  I got this recipe from the Food Network…


Cranberry Orange Scones

Since I hadn’t had time to bake anything for a while, I decided to make these scones for breakfast.  They were relatively easy to make and looked beautiful.  Of course, they also tasted good.  I got this recipe from my Food Network magazine, but they also have it online here. The recipe did make more…