Spring Brownies

A Sweet Way to Welcome Spring

These spring brownies were inspired by this beautiful time of the year, bountiful weddings, and the Pampered Chef.  Spring makes me think of new beginnings for many flowering plants and creatures(humans included).  I also got this amazing brownie pan from my Pampered Chef host, Joane B. and I wanted a good reason to try it out.  These spring brownies were perfect for celebrating a wedding this past weekend.   Continue reading “Spring Brownies”

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Quick Cronuts

Cronuts are a trendy hybrid treat that have been popular for some time now in the bakery world.  It’s really just an excuse to eat a fried croissant in the shape of a doughnut.  Sounds like the perfect indulgent food if you are pregnant or in the mood for something sweet, sticky, flaky and fried.  But, who’s got the time to wait for dough to rise?  This may not be an authentic cronut, but it will get me close enough with time to spare for other mommy duties. Continue reading “Quick Cronuts”

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Berry Tiramisu Cupcakes

The Cupcakes You Need in Your Life

These berry tiramisu cupcakes are a tasty twist to the classic tiramisu cake that is traditionally made with coffee.  These are a great alternative if you don’t drink coffee or want to try something new. Continue reading “Berry Tiramisu Cupcakes”

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Blackberry Banana Ice Cream

Blackberry banana ice cream is all natural and only uses three ingredients and a food processor.

Blackberries hold a special place in my heart because they bring back wonderful childhood memories.  My parents had a small patch of woods in our backyard where wild blackberry brambles grew rampant.  Every summer we looked forward to picking these little black jewels.  Just like their tart and sweet taste, their appearance at the end of summer evoked bittersweet feelings. Continue reading “Blackberry Banana Ice Cream”

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German Chocolate Cupcakes

German chocolate cake is my brother’s favorite cake.  Growing up together, I’ve always known him to be a super picky eater.  So one day, I was surprised to see him go out to get the ingredients to bake a German chocolate cake.  We’re all grown and have moved out of my parents’ house.  But, for his birthday this year, I thought I would bake up his favorite cake in cupcake fashion and mail them to him in Michigan.

I came up with this easy cupcake recipe and added a special ingredient, coconut oil. Continue reading “German Chocolate Cupcakes”

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