Category Archives: Recipes

Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

What?!?! Two recipes in one week’s time AND one of them isn’t banana? That’s right, I’m putting the ban hammer down on buying bananas for while so my husband cannot, deliberately, not eat them so that I’ll bake something.

Speaking of which, he was having a bad day at work so I made this amazing little treat despite being tired from work and grocery shopping. Yeah, I’m pretty awesome.

And so is this recipe! I will be making this for guests in the future.

Recipe Here.

Banana Spice Cookies w/Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

Here’s what I ended up making for the Super Bowl party. The picture isn’t too pretty because I forgot to take a photo until later after the cookies had been layered in a travel container. They received praises from everyone who tried them so we’ll label this recipe a win!

One thing I will note, don’t try this frosting recipe unless you have a hand mixer OR prepare to pump your muscles up with intense whipping action.

Cookie Recipe Here.

Frosting Recipe Here.

Best Recipes of 2019

2019 was not a year of baking for me with Mr. C&M being sick for almost half the year. Hopefully, 2020 will change that, especially since we received a bunch of fancy new kitchen gadgets for the holidays. Not all of these recipes involved baking, which was a fun change as well. In no particular order, here are my favorites of the past year:

Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Peanut Butter Fudge Cheesecake Parfaits

Mr. C&M may even get in on the baking in 2020 and you can be sure, I’ll share the results with you guys.

I hope your 2020 is full of delicious foods!

Easy Pumpkin Brownies

Ain’t no shame in my super-easy-when-you-got-no-time-to-bake-properly game!

Except, I’m first to admit, they’re never as good as anything I make from scratch.

This one is good for a quick chocolate fix with a hint of pumpkin undertones. But, it’s not something I would ever take to a party as a treat.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix one box Duncan Hines Chewy Brownie mix and 1 can pumpkin puree.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

That’s it.

That’s all it takes folks.

The results are a VERY fudge like brownie. A different brownie mix might work better if you don’t want super fudge brownies.

Banana Pumpkin Muffins

The whole bunch of bananas went bad this time. Mr. C&M just triumphantly points to them and says, “Guess you have to make banana something now!”

He’s a pest really.

So off to the store I went to buy a can of pumpkin puree. I had all the other ingredients on hand. The dogs love it when there is unused pumpkin at the end of a baking endeavor. It means there will be some pumpkin goodness in their breakfast or dinner. (100% pumpkin puree only for dogs. Not the pumpkin pie in a can. Works great on upset dog bellies too.)

They’ve been great for breakfast the past week.

Recipe here.

5 Minute Pumpkin Cheesecake

If you’ve been following this blog for a length of time, then you’ll know that I do not like attending a party empty handed. Even if I don’t have the time to make something, I’ll buy something from the store. However, over the last couple of years, it’s almost become expected from the people that know me, that I bake something.

In this recipe’s case, I had a small 2 hour window to make something happen. So you can say I was a wee bit excited to be able to get anything done in that time.

This is a tasty little snack, although my husband repeatedly told me, “You’re better than this.” LMAO. Whatever, we do what we can with the time that we have!

So if you’re in a time-bind, you only need one hour for this little baby to chill.

Recipe here.

Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad

Me: “How does a berry cheesecake salad sound for the party?”

Boss: “Uh, I don’t want my vegetables in cheesecake.”

Me:”…………”

Boss stares.

Me: “Oh, it’s a dessert salad. There are no vegetables or salad in it.”

Boss: “Oh ok. Sounds good then.”

Every time we’re invited to a party, I try something new as a side to pass. I really liked this one. While it was fairly easy to make, if you follow the instructions exactly, it was a nice mix of sweet and tarte.

Recipe here.

Blueberry Banana Bread

I have baked so many breads that it’s finally getting to the point where I’m not 100% positive that I have not done this recipe before. I don’t THINK I have.

Either way, I think it’s perfectly acceptable to re-post good recipes.

The grocery stores have been loaded with blueberries and it’s hard to resist buying them every single time I go shopping. Obviously, at least once, I did not resist.

This is an easy recipe with your classic banana bread taste, peppered with pops of delicious tartness. Great for summer picnics.

Recipe here.

Fruity Pebbles Muffins

America, fuck yeah! We had a relatively quite day on the fourth. We stayed home, had a friend over, grilled some food and binge watched Stranger Things season 3. (Not finished yet.) It also gave me time to do a little baking. I agreed to make something for another fourth of July party but the boys wanted something to snack on in the mean time.

The nice thing once you get into baking is you usually have so many supplies left over from previous recipes. I only had to purchase Fruity Pebbles and a small container of greek yogurt for this one.

This recipe actually sounds better than it is. The cake itself is very dense, with light flavoring. If I were to rate it overall, it would be 3 out of 5 stars.

Easy enough to make though and it will impress your stoner friends.

Recipe here.