Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Is it just me or does anyone else think that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches could end wars? It’s like an acceptable way to eat dessert for lunch.

Scotcheroos

Can I just describe to you why this is arguably the best krispie treat ever? The biggest reason, besides the obvious heavenly peanut butter and chocolate combination, is corn syrup.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

I was only too happy to give Tank the flavor combination he asked for. And, truth be told, I was kind of excited to sample one myself! Because chocolate and peanut butter are amazing.

Mint Cake

When the Hippie Chick asked for vanilla cake for her birthday (again!), I totally talked her out of it. After some back and forth, we finally agreed on this Mint Cake. Mission accomplished.

July 2014 Wrap-Up

I’m not going to lie… I love July. Especially this July!

Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies

Today is National Cheesecake Day! Woot! Woot! Let’s hear it for cheesecake!

Macadamia Crusted Chocolate Cookies

I asked Blue Skies what her favorite flavors are, and she told me she doesn’t like nuts, except macadamia nuts. If you were going to pick one nut to love, doesn’t it make sense to choose one that is as fantastic as macadamias?

Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Lemonade

Jen gave me lemons (and rules) so I’m making cilantro lime jalapeno lemonade.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I told my niece I would love to make her a batch of cookies for her birthday, in any flavor she could dream up. A couple days later, she sent me a text message with her choice… White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies. This girl has good taste in cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Muddy Buddies

I can tell you one thing, I was not not NOT going to use the oven. Or the stove. I was even apprehensive about using the air popper to make popcorn. So, we ate muddy buddies. Hooray!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

I like the idea of this cookie bark. Since there’s no eggs and no leavening agent, they are flat and crispy, making them easy to transport to whatever crazy activity might come up.

Chocolate Cherry Coke Cake in a Jar – Share a Coke

I decided to share Coke with my family. We each put two tablespoons of Coke in our jar cakes, and when they were done baking, we had a quiet little moment at the picnic table in the shade.

Whole-Grain Coconut Waffles

I was a little worried that the gaggle of teens at my house would turn their noses up at these “healthy” waffles. I warned them that they were whole-grain. They literally answered by saying, “We don’t care. We want the waffles.”

Tropical Punch Fruit Juice Popsicles

I love making homemade popsicles. Not only can you have a lot more control over what goes in them, you can also get much more creative with flavor combinations.

Bread Pudding

I decided to swallow my pride and make my husband one of his favorite comforting desserts. I bought a loaf of french bread, added in a bunch of raisins, poured the custard over the top, and let it bake.