• Scones

    Mini Vanilla Bean Scones

    I love the petite vanilla bean scones offered at Starbucks. Even better, they sell them in sets of three for a discount but I tend to run into a little problem each time that leaves me empty handed. I’ll order one set of three, hand them back to a pair of hands ready for the sweet vanilla bean goodness, who then passes out the other two, and poof they are gone. I end up wondering why I didn’t just order four in the first place. Solution. Make my own!

  • Cookies

    Peanut Butter Cookies

    I’m in love with these cookies and they are now at the top of my list. The texture is ever so chewy and the flavor is bursting with peanut butter. Move over Family Fun Night Cookie! LOL. The only thing that I changed about this cookie was to replace 1/2 of the peanut butter chips with semi sweet morsels. Don’t change a thing though if your taste buds are craving peanut butter only ;-).

  • Muffins

    Pumpkin Spice Mocha Muffins

    Fall, pumpkin, lattes. Yes, please! Ordered my first Pumpkin Latte from Peet’s the other day and was inspired to replicate the flavors in a muffin. Chocolate chips made their way into the recipe as well. I decided to use one of my favorite pumpkin bread recipes as a starting point and then added my own twist. They turned out delicious!

  • Other

    Baked Acorn Squash

    Let me just start by saying this is so SIMPLE to make! Baked acorn squash is one of my favorite Fall desserts and I look forward to having it each year. Baked in a steam bath, lightly buttered, and sprinkled with brown sugar. This year I think I finally got my daughter hooked ;-). She ate three bites and came back asking for more but I had already devoured both halves. Bad mommy! Oh I can’t forget my youngest. He ate one bite and didn’t complain.

  • Kid Friendly,  Muffins

    Peanut Butter Moo’d Muffins

    It’s been awhile but I’m back with a new blog post for all you Peanut Butter Moo’d lovers. If you’re not familiar with Jamba Juice’s Peanut Butter Moo’d, it’s a smoothie consisting of peanut butter, bananas, a chocolate base, soy milk, and nonfat frozen vanilla yogurt. It’s very high in calories so I tend to just buy them for the kids. You can easily make your own version at home which we do quite often.

  • Cakes

    A Cake For My Birthday Girl

    I’m so excited to finally share the making of my daughter’s 8th birthday cake. What a blast I had making this! I felt all of my creative juices flowing with every step of this challenge. I should mention that this endeavor was made a success due in large part to my sweet twitter friend @ednascafe. She volunteered to be my cake coach and held my hand via twitter the whole way through ;-). Thank you so much Janet!