September Daring Bakers: The Cinnamon Roll

September Daring Bakers: The Cinnamon Roll

This was my first challenge as a member of the Daring Bakers group and I was excited to tackle it! To be completely honest, I was overwhelmingly relieved that my first challenge appeared to...

A Non-Traditional Take on Chili

A Non-Traditional Take on Chili

There are a million different versions of chili and most people have their tried and true favorite. I typically don’t like very spicy dishes, so this chili recipe that my mom passed along to...

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been eating a lot of oatmeal with apples and raisins for breakfast in the mornings and as a result, I’ve been craving oatmeal raisin cookies. I haven’t made these in years, and...

Hershey's Best Brownies - A quick and easy one-bowl brownie recipe that produces dense and fudge-like brownies.

Hershey’s Best Brownies

A quick and easy one-bowl brownie recipe that produces dense and fudge-like brownies. Perfect for a quick chocolate fix!

Beef Mushroom Barley Soup

Beef Mushroom Barley Soup

The weekly soup continues with a recipe for Beef Mushroom Barley soup, adapted from Elly. I couldn’t believe how fabulous this soup turned out. The flavor was amazing, the meat perfectly tender and it...

Chocolate Rum Cheesecake

Chocolate Rum Cheesecake

My first inclination when thinking about the type of dessert to make for our classic Italian dinner was a cheesecake. I couldn’t decide between a plain cheesecake with a fruit topping, a filling of...

Fresh Baked Italian Bread

Fresh Baked Italian Bread

What better to go with a hearty Italian dish like risotto, than a big crusty loaf of homemade Italian bread! I have made simple white breads in the past and had also tried my...

The Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Chocolate Chip Cookie

For the better part of my baking life (at least 10 years now) I have been haunted by the chocolate chip cookie. It’s the most simple of all baking recipes, yet I have struggled...

Black Bean “Burgers”

Black Bean “Burgers”

I have had these on my “to make” list for quite some time, but had never gotten the opportunity to try them. Today I was looking for something healthy for lunch since I usually...

Ranch Pretzels

Ranch Pretzels

My friend Amber introduced me to this seasoning technique for crackers and pretzels and it’s so easy that I don’t think I’ll eat a plain bag of pretzels ever again! My measurements were to...