February Wrap-Up

feb-2015-wrap-up-1February literally felt crazy to me.  And while it’s been outrageously cold in some parts of the country, it has been unbelievably warm here in Utah.  I can’t even believe it’s winter.

The warm weather keeps tricking me into thinking it’s March instead of February.  I actually sent a friend a Happy Birthday text message A MONTH EARLY the other day.  This has literally never happened before.

I had a really great collection of recipes this month, and it was tough to choose a favorite.  I’m going with the Coconut Buttermilk Skillet Cake though.  Because it was so dang freaking delicious.  And you can make it right in the skillet, so there’s no mixing bowl to wash.  Double bonus.

The most popular recipe this month has been the Cookie of the Month… the Chocolate Lava Cookies!  After a feature on BuzzFeed, this little cookie got some big and well-deserved attention.  If you haven’t checked them out yet, now is your chance.


chocolate-lava-cookies (4 of 2) Chocolate Lava Cookies

These chocolate cookies boast a gooey fudge center.  All the fun of
a lava cake, in a cookie!

orange-slow-cooker-rice-pudding-5 Orange Rice Pudding

This easy dessert is made in the slow cooker.  It’s perfect for days
when you want to have dessert waiting for you, but don’t want to bake.

red-velvet-rockslide-brownies (4 of 4) Red Velvet Rockslide Brownies

From the new Red Velvet Lovers Cookbook, this beautiful brownie
tastes as good as it looks.  My kids’ eyes nearly popped out of their
heads when they saw it!

cookie-dough-truffles (5 of 1) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffes

It’s really just an excuse to eat cookie dough!  I tried out several
different coatings, and you can read about the pros and cons here.

cheesecake-cookies (13 of 7) Cheesecake Cookies

I made graham cracker cookies with cheesecake filling, and they
taste just like little pieces of cheesecake!  Awesome topped with
fresh berries too.

Coconut-buttermilk-cake-2b Coconut Buttermilk Skillet Cake

You can mix and bake the cake all in this skillet – the ultimate
one-dish dessert!  No frosting required either.

black-and-white-bark-5 Black & White Bark

For those I-need-chocolate-and-I-need-it-now days, this easy to
make bark uses dark and white chocolate and pieces of Oreo cookies.

lemon-sour-cream-muffins-7 Lemon Sour Cream Muffins

These are creamy, light, and flavorful.  The remind me of spring!
Fabulous with or without poppy seeds.

carrot-cake-lemon-ginger-frosting-5 Carrot Cake with Lemon Ginger Frosting

This cake is Em’s contribution to the blog this month.  She was
appalled that I hadn’t posted a carrot cake recipe already, so
she did it for me!

Coming up next month:  Mint.  And green.  And potatoes.  And peanut butter.  More cookies.  More brownies.  More cheesecake.  That’s how we roll around here.

Got comments or suggestions for me?  Please comment below or email me at jen@jensfavoritecookies.com.

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