Mardi Gras & Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Happy Mardi Gras!  In case you didn't know, today is Mardi Gras and that means Fat Tuesday in French.  I wish I had planned ahead and made something Mardi Gras-ish to post today, but alas I did not.  I do have a yummy recipe as the title of this post suggests, but first....  Have you ever… Continue reading Mardi Gras & Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Baking · Food

Sweets for Your Sweetie

Happy Valentine's Day! One of the neat things about Word Press is that I can see my "blog stats" a lot better.   I can see what blog posts are getting the most views and I can also see what search terms people are using to find my blog.  It seems that everyone wants to make… Continue reading Sweets for Your Sweetie


Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

When I first saw this recipe in The Kind Diet, I thought "Hmm this looks good but I bet it's a pain in the rear to make" and skipped right on by. I came back to it later when it was time to do some Christmas baking and decided to take a stab at it.… Continue reading Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups


Zucchini Brownies (or Cake?)

My quest to use up my never-ending supply of zucchini and my unsatiable sweet tooth led me to this recipe for Zucchini Brownies. Zucchini Brownies 24 servings 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 2 cups grated zucchini 1/2… Continue reading Zucchini Brownies (or Cake?)


Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

I know I just posted that I haven’t been using my kitchen much lately, but tonight I shuffled my tools and painting supplies around to make room to bake. It’s a coworker’s birthday tomorrow and I signed up to bring the birthday treats. This particular coworker is allergic to eggs so I couldn’t make my… Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes


Triple Layer Fudge

I’ve been making this recipe every year at Christmas for the past five years. I absolutely love it and it always gets rave reviews everywhere I take it. I haven’t come across any other fudge like it! The recipe comes from the cookbook “Treasury of Christmas”. I think I got it as a gift back… Continue reading Triple Layer Fudge


Hasty Chocolate Pudding

I have never before made homemade pudding. I grew up eating boxed instant Jello pudding, which I do love. I always wondered though how pudding is made when it’s not made from a box. Well now I know! Here are the instructions from All Recipes: Hasty Chocolate Pudding ½ cup white sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened… Continue reading Hasty Chocolate Pudding


O – R – E – O!

I have a fantastic recipe for homemade Oreo cookies. It was given to me by my friend Katie who also gave me the pizza dough recipe and pizza sauce recipe. These cookies taste more like those new Oreo Cakesters cookies than traditional Oreo cookies, but Katie was making this recipe long before those imposters came… Continue reading O – R – E – O!


Homemade Chocolate Fondue

The only way to follow up cheese fondue is with a yummy pot of chocolate fondue. The picture on this post is of the chocolate fondue I made just this past weekend. To make it yourself, follow the recipe below. You do not need a special fondue pot to make chocolate fondue. Milk Chocolate Fondue… Continue reading Homemade Chocolate Fondue