Blackberry Crisp

Blackberry Crisp I love blackberry crisp.  It reminds me of my childhood.  We had a vacant lot filled with blackberry bushes behind our house and we would go back there and pick them and my mom would make blackberry crisp out of it.  So yummy.  Today, I used frozen blackberries, a sub-par substitute, but blackberry… Continue reading Blackberry Crisp


Cherry Bakewell Tarts

Cherry Bakewell Tarts I’ve never seen a Bakewell tart for sale in the United States, although I’m sure some bakery somewhere does indeed sell them.  I remember this popular English dessert from my trip to England when I was a teenager.  We had them with our tea.  A Bakewell tart is a pastry, filled with jam… Continue reading Cherry Bakewell Tarts

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate

Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake I got this amazing recipe from my friend Tracy and thought it would be perfect to make for my Father In Law’s birthday this weekend.  It is very, very good.  Fudgy chocolate cake, topped with melted marshmallows, a layer of fudge frosting, and topped with chopped nuts.  What’s not to like about… Continue reading Mississippi Mud Cake

bars · brownies

Fudge Brownies with Walnuts

Fudge Brownies with Walnuts Normally, I use Betty Crocker’s Fudge Brownie mix when I make brownies, but today I decided to make them homemade for Shane’s co-workers.  I added lots of walnuts and extra chocolate chips to the batter to make them extra chunky. Adapted from Portugese Girl Cooks: Ingredients: 1/3 Cup cocoa powder 1/2 Cup… Continue reading Fudge Brownies with Walnuts

bars · Desserts

Chewy, Chunky Blondies

Chewy, chunky blondies Blondies have quickly turned into one of my new favorite things to bake.  One of my favorite things about them, is you can add just about anything you’d like to them, and they always turn out fabulous.  When I saw this recipe for chewy, chunky blondies on Sweet Pea’s Kitchen, I quickly… Continue reading Chewy, Chunky Blondies

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Perfection Poundcake

Perfection Pound Cake For the last few days, I have felt an intense need to make my Nanny (my English Grandmother) a poundcake.  Whenever I make Nanny a poundcake, she keeps it in her freezer (sometimes for months) and cuts off a little piece each day to enjoy with her daily cup of tea. I’m… Continue reading Perfection Poundcake