Easy Yule Log (using a cake mix)

So I decided to give a Yule Log a try for Christmas dessert this year and while it was not a total disaster, it didn’t go that great either. It developed a huge Grand Canyon size crack in it while cooling which made decorating a challenge. I did manage to get a nice swirl as … Continue reading

Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board

I got to make another dessert charcuterie board, this time for Christmas Book Group! Now if I could just find a job making dessert charcuterie boards, my life would be complete. I wanted to mix it up so it wasn’t exactly the same as the board for Bunco so I made a few things for … Continue reading

Chocolate Pecan Tart

I made this for Thanksgiving dessert and served it with homemade whipped cream. It seriously is one of the best things I’ve ever made! 1 1/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons flour, divided 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cubed 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup pecans, chopped 1 3/4 teaspoons salt, divided 1 cup packed … Continue reading

Cookie Butter Truffles

These were delicious! And so very easy to make. I’ve made them twice since I found this recipe – one batch of Halloween themed truffles and another batch just to experiment with different things to roll them in (see above picture) and they were delicious both times. Highly recommend! 1 1/2 cups pretzel sticks 2/3 … Continue reading

Sourdough Peach Cobbler

The hubs loves peach cobbler and said this was a good one. Me? I’ll choose chocolate every time over a fruity dessert. But I love him so I make him peach cobbler. Occasionally. FRUIT LAYER 3 pounds whole ripe peaches 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg … Continue reading

Caramel Frosted Zucchini Pecan Bars

Another great recipe in the arsenal to fight against the seemingly never ending onslaught of zucchini . . . BARS 2 eggs 12 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons vanilla 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups shredded … Continue reading

Mini Treat Kabobs

I have been working the past couple of months at my day job in film and television so haven’t had a chance to do porch treats in awhile. (For an explanation of porch treats, click here.) But I have some time off now so decided to do porch treats yesterday. I’ve seen this idea a … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars

I think the zucchini is finally slowing down and can I just say, it’s about time. It was a good battle but I’m exhausted. These were great, almost more like a sheet cake than bars but delicious either way. 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter 1/4 cup milk 3 eggs 2 1/2 … Continue reading

Chocolate Zucchini Snack Cake

If you don’t tell, no one will know there is zucchini in this cake, not even your veggie hating kids. 1 box German chocolate cake mix (I used a chocolate fudge cake mix) 2 cups shredded zucchini 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1/2 cup chopped nuts, I used … Continue reading