Category Archives: Recipes

Cream Cheese Banana Bread

Oh yes! She’s back with yet ANOTHER banana bread recipe!

This recipe churns out a, dreaded word for some, MOIST bread.

Easy recipe, tasty results, torture your friends with that description.

Recipe here.

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Peanut Butter Fudge Cheesecake Parfaits

Don’t you wish you were one of my coworkers? If you didn’t before, you might now.

These tasty lil’ bitches were not hard to make except for ONE thing: homemade whipped cream. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, don’t be like me and make sure you read the recipe all the way through. If you’re like me, still haven’t unpacked your stand mixer and don’t own a hand mixer, prepare to work your muscles. It takes a LONG time before whipped cream takes form with regular man power. After 15 minutes, I was forced to ask my husband for help. We’ve learned now that he’s a human power mixer. It still took another 15 minutes before it was the correct consistency.

Despite that, these were awesome. Pretty rich though so most people could only eat a half at a time.

Recipe here.

Lemon Cupcakes w/Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

My first niece turned 1 on Pie Day. So of course Aunt CUPCAKES & Machetes is going to make her cupcakes! (She did not yet receive a machete.) Now she didn’t actually get to eat the cupcakes as she’s still learning solid foods but it doesn’t matter. I’ll bake her cupcakes every freaking year. She also had the BEST reaction when opening a book, which was screaming at the top of her lungs. I really wish I had gotten that on video.

I LOVE the cake in this recipe. I personally thought the icing was a little too sweet but everyone else assured me that I was the only one thinking such thoughts.

They’ll never win a beauty contest.

Recipe here.

Thick & Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Good morning fellow food fiends! I had a great weekend with my dad and let him picked what I baked since he doesn’t get to enjoy it very often. He choose cookies, but I choose the exact recipe.

These were very good. I recommend reading the entire recipe through before starting. Nothing particularly difficult but I had preheated my oven and then read that I needed to refrigerate the dough for a half hour before I could continue. I found the sweet spot with my ancient oven which was 10 minutes, flatten with spatula and then allow to continue to bake on the hot baking sheet for another 10 minutes. (The recipe makes more cookies than it says. I doubled the recipe and had overflowing plates of cookies.)

Recipe Here.

Goodbye Summer – Recipes

I have the day off of work to go and see the one and only, Ozzy Osbourne in concert tonight. So I’m sitting on my wonderful patio having coffee with the dogs, which I’ve been able to do so little this summer due to the awful mugginess that plagued us most of the season, thinking that I am ready to say goodbye to summer. Autumn is my season (and it’s right around the corner!) and I’m ready to indulge it for everything it’s worth.

I haven’t done a lot of baking this year but there was a light lunch date with family in which I was asked to make some things to bring. What should I end the season with? Blueberries!

blueberrycheesecakedip

Blueberry Cheesecake dip recipe here.

 

blueberrybananamuffins
World’s best muffin/cupcake carrier.

Blueberry Banana muffin recipe here.

Both recipes really added to our little lunch date. Laid out alongside cookies, a fruit platter and cheese, meat, cracker platters, they were a perfect addition.

How are you saying goodbye to summer?