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.

Pumpkin Cookie Bars with Cinnamon Icing

One nice thing about pumpkin is it is naturally wet, which means you can use it to replace eggs in a baking recipe. Lots of pumpkin recipes are sort of naturally egg-free. Which is nice for the egg-allergy crowd. Especially if they are also the pumpkin-loving crowd.

Bacon Cheese Pecan Bites

I’m calling these A.C.A.B. Pecan Bites, named after a culinary code that my husband and I seem to agree on: when all else fails, *A*dd *C*heese *A*nd *B*acon.

Chocolate Cheesecake

To make this cheesecake, I started with my great-grandfather’s recipe. We knew him as Grandpa Chuck, but when he was cooking, he preferred Chowhound Charlie, making the official title of this recipe “Chowhound Charlie’s New York Cheesecake.”

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies were inspired by one gorgeous bag of dark brown sugar. They are soft, chewy cookies with a rich molasses flavor. Match made in heaven, if you ask me.

Banana Pudding

The Fruitarian has been begging for another taste of this pudding. Of the hundreds of recipes on this humble blog, this pudding, and the parfait I made with it, are his most memorable.

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Peach Plum Crisp

And as long as I have the equivalent of two 5-gallon buckets full of fresh plums in my house, I suppose some plum desserts are in order. I adapted my favorite peach crisp recipe to incorporate the plums, and this delightful late summer dessert was born.

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies

I new the dark cocoa powder would be transforming itself into cookies. Chewy cookies. Heavenly chewy dark chocolate cookies with coconut. Just the thought of it brings a smile to the face.

No-Bake Lazy Squares

These no-bake chocolate squares are just the kind of non-baking that THIS baker can really get behind. With recipes this easy, I could bake (or not bake) all week long and still find new recipes to not bake with.

Grandma’s Chocolate Cake

The reason Robb loves this cake, beyond the fond childhood memories, is that it is not too rich. It actually has quite a mild chocolate flavor, and a perfectly amazing dense and moist texture.

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Today, I wanted to re-blog a recipe I reviewed way back when. I think September just feels right for these cookies. Maybe it’s that back-to-school season that has me ready.

August 2014 Wrap-Up

This being the last school year for my oldest son has me feeling a little melancholy, and the unseasonal grey and rainy weather hasn’t helped my mood at all. It’s fortunate I have baking to bring me out of my funk.

Spiced Zucchini Crumb Muffins

As much as I wanted to make a chocolate zucchini bread or muffin, I’ve been trying to push myself into other flavors. It turns out, a spiced zucchini muffin with walnut crumb topping was exactly perfect for today.

Peach Cobbler for One

I don’t want The Lizard eating candy bars for dessert after he leaves home. Not when this crispy peach cobbler is so easy to make, so warm, comforting, and delicious.