Tag: Dessert

  • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

    This can be a loaf or made into muffins. It’s a great way to get some chocolate with your pumpkin treat. Works well for Fall or any time of year. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well until full combined. Prepare a 9×5 loaf…

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

    This is my process for making chocolate chip cookies. I don’t believe in two bowls, that’s just silly. I make a full batch of dough and freeze the portioned dough for fresh cookies whenever I want, because I am very picky about the freshness of chocolate chip cookies. Add softened salted butter to the mixing…

  • Perfect Chocolate Cake

    This is best chocolate cake I have ever had. Every time I have a different chocolate cake, I wish it was this one. There. I said it. Whisk together the dry ingredients, then add the wet to the same bowl and whisk until well combined. The batter is quite liquid. Prep your baking vessel. You…

  • Cream Cheese Frosting

    Leave the butter and cream cheese out to come to room temperature. Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth with an electric mixer. This amount will top a 9×13 sheet cake or the tops of 2 – 8 inch rounds. For full coverage of a 2-layer cake, you…

  • Whipped Chocolate Ganache Frosting

    Warm the cream just to simmering in a medium sauce pan. Turn off the heat and add the chocolate. Let sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. Then with a spatula mix until the mixture is smooth and even. Put the mixture into the fridge to chill to about 70 degrees. Bring out the ganache mixture when…

  • Carrot Cake

    A purist version of a carrot cake. No nuts, no other fruit, no spiced cake craziness. Whisk the first 6 ingredients together. Measure out the oil in a large measuring cup and add the eggs, vanilla. Whisk wet ingredients together until combined. Add the oil/egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well with a…

  • Muddy Buddies

    Put the cereal in a large bowl. Melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter, vanilla and butter together in a microwave safe bowl. Do it in 20-30 second increments as to not burn the chocolate. When you can stir it into a smooth mixture, drizzle it over the cereal and mix it together well. When it…

  • Gram D’s Cheesecake

    This was my Gram’s go-to dessert. Mix butter and crumbs together and press into a pie plate. Mix sugar, eggs and cream cheese together with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into crust and bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes until center seems set. You can just do this much and your cheesecake will be…

  • Brownies

    These are my “famous” award-winning brownies. I won second place in the Orange County Fair with this recipe and it is still my favorite brownie recipe. Mix the melted butter, sugar and eggs well, then mix in the rest of the dry ingredients and finally the chocolate chips. Butter a glass baking dish (9×13 is…

  • Dead Bones

    These are a traditional Italian cookie that have a unique taste and texture. They are left out to create a shell and when they are baked the inside seeps out and there is a sticky base and a crunchy shell. I typically make a half batch of these. Sift together the dry ingredients, add the…