Homemade Snickers Bars – yes really!

I’m not going to lie to you here, these are going to take the better part of your afternoon to make – but not all at once. There’s a lot of chilling and rechilling and setting and chilling again. So make sure you make this for someone who will really appreciate it, or someone you’re… Continue reading Homemade Snickers Bars – yes really!

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies, of any variation have a very distinct texture and really nothing else will do when you’re craving shortbread. I’ve tried too many types of shortbread to remember but only baked a few. I’ve made a few different recipes of traditional shortbread recipes, and a few with dried fruits in them (cranberries and cherries,… Continue reading Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Nigella Lawson’s Peanut Butter Squares

These are so good it’s alarming. Yeah I know, it’s not a huge surprise that something Miss Nigella cooked up would turn out so good, but man these are so close to a peanut butter cup – without actually being a peanut butter cup, you know? I’ve been trying to find recipes for all our… Continue reading Nigella Lawson’s Peanut Butter Squares

Homemade Nutella

I almost posted about homemade bacon wrapped tater tots, but I realized I didn’t take photos of the actual tater tot process, just the bacon wrapping bit. So I will fix that and get those up this week. Instead, I went with Nutella. My girl Sammie made a batch too! Her post on that is… Continue reading Homemade Nutella

Happy Birthday to Me!

Last weekend, four of my dearest friends made the two hour journey (one of them had a 5 hour journey) to my house in the woods to help me celebrate my birthday. Backing up a bit, when I was preparing for my ladies (and Andrew) to come up for the weekend, I naturally went on… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me!

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies (and Check Your Oil)

When I was a kid, I wouldn’t eat anything green – unless it was some form of candy or ice cream. This horrified my then strictly vegan father, a hippie powerhouse of health, which very likely amused my mother, who was a Kraft Dinner loving, late night ice cream eating kinda gal (I say ‘was’… Continue reading Eat Your Fruits and Veggies (and Check Your Oil)

Chocolate Minis with Peanut Butter Frosting

In my efforts to be healthier in general and make better snack choices, I have been skipping cake days occasionally and the domestic goddess in me is outraged. But the slimmer and overall healthier-feeling goddess emerging is totally cool with it. I’m sure there will be enough potlucks and school fetes by year’s end to… Continue reading Chocolate Minis with Peanut Butter Frosting