September Wrap-Up


September might be my favorite month.  I love when summer lingers, reluctant to transform into fall.

And, I’m not going to lie, I do enjoy the routine and the hopefulness that comes with the beginning of the school year.

I’ll tell you the truth, I spent at least half this month feeling very behind, and making recipes the day before I posted them.  I’m kind of glad the month is drawing to an end, so I can finally catch my breath!

My favorite post of the month, as weird as this is to say, is the Chocolate Cheesecake.  It’s a more complicated recipe than I normally make, it took quite a while, and to be completely honest, I didn’t love the photos that much.  It was a frustrating day, to be sure.

But, as time wore on, I found it more fun to remember and look at.  And it had some success on Pinterest, which didn’t hurt my opinion of the cake at all.

Here is a list of everything I worked on in September, in case you missed anything.




Oatmeal Cream Pies

There’s something about the back to school
season that makes me think of these simple
oatmeal cookies with marshmallow filling.

grandmas-chocolate-cake-5 Grandma’s Chocolate Cake

We celebrated Robb’s 40th birthday with
his favorite chocolate cake, the one his
Grandma used to make.

lazy-squares-2 No-Bake Lazy Squares

This is my sister’s creation this month, and
lazy is exactly right!  These are super duper
easy to make, and really delicious.

chocolate-coconut-cookies-3 Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Some days regular chocolate just isn’t
chocolatey enough.  The coconut adds a
wonderful chewy texture to these cookies.

peach-plum-crisp-4 Peach Plum Crisp

I was excited to use my favorite fruit, the
peach, and the huge harvest of plums I
collected this season to make this tasty

5-great-snacks 5 Great Snack Products

I shared 5 of my all time favorite quick and
easy snack products.  These are products
you should try anytime you need something
delicious quickly!

banana-pudding-3 Banana Pudding

I had to revisit my son’s favorite dessert
ever this month.  This kid loves bananas in
any form he can get them!

brown-sugar-chocolate-chip-cookies-4 Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dark brown sugar not only gives these cookies
a fantastic rich, molasses flavor, it also gives
them a soft and chewy texture.

chocolate-cheesecake-6 Chocolate Cheesecake

I added chocolate to my Grandfather’s famous
New York style cheesecake to make this one
seriously rich and decadent treat!

cheddar-bacon-pecan-bites-2 Bacon Cheese Pecan Bites

This one courtesy of Em, whose motto is, when
in doubt, Add Cheese And Bacon!  These make
a great snack or even a breakfast!

pumpkin-bars-egg-free-5 Pumpkin Cookie Bars with Cinnamon Icing

I couldn’t let September slip by without at least
one pumpkin dessert recipe to drool over!  The
cinnamon frosting puts them over the top.


Other highlights from this month:

I found some amazing recipes from other talented blogger this month too.

Coming up in October:

  • I use copious amounts of pumpkin.  And probably copious amounts of chocolate, too.
  • I celebrate Halloween with my friends.  They are great at coming up with fun holiday foods!
  • I finally make the birthday cookies for Miss K, 4 months past her birthday.  Pretty sure this makes me the worst aunt ever.

Chime in!  How was September for you?  What plans do you have for October baking?  Leave your answers in the comments below.

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