chocolate · cookies · Desserts

It’s a Wonderful Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie

I recently made a discovery about myself. I like coconut. It’s one of those things that I tried as a kid, didn’t like, and then just kind of avoided until I turned 32.  Not all coconut, of course.  I have always enjoyed a good pina colada.  I’m talking about the flaked stuff that you put… Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie

Breads · Breakfast · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Uncategorized

Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake

You know the old cartoons where somebody like Daffy Duck would be thinking about his next move, and he’d have a little devil on one shoulder and a little angel on the other shoulder, each telling him what to do? I have those too, but not a devil and an angel.  My life is a… Continue reading Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake

banana recipes · Breads · Breakfast

Loaded Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe certainly lives up to it’s title- one loaf has 6, yes, SIX overripe bananas.  This makes for the biggest banana taste explosion over, and a wonderfully dense and moist bread. If you’re just looking for a simple, no-frills, easy way to use up your old bananas, this is it.  The loaf… Continue reading Loaded Banana Bread

chicken · Dinners · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Soups

Chicken ‘n Dumplings

Confession: Before tonight, I had never eaten or made Chicken ‘n Dumplings.  Not only that, but I wasn’t even sure EXACTLY what it was.  I’m from Seattle.  We don’t see many chicken ‘n dumplings in these parts.  I guess it’s more of a Southern or Midwestern dish. I have pinned a recipe here and there… Continue reading Chicken ‘n Dumplings

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Homemade Maple Bars (using refrigerated biscuit dough)

In the words of Bridget Jones, “Oh joy, I am culinary genius.” Well, not really.  In fact, the person with great disdain for Sandra Lee inside of me is a little disappointed in myself.  Those feelings disappear though, as soon as I take a bite of one of these homemade maple bars, that I made… Continue reading Homemade Maple Bars (using refrigerated biscuit dough)

Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Pumpkin Roll

Click photo to enlarge I have always wanted to try one of these because I think they’re so pretty, but it looked like it would be hard.  It really isn’t.  Anybody could make one of these! Ingredients 3 eggs 1 cup white sugar 2/3 cup solid pack pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon lemon juice 3/4 cup… Continue reading Pumpkin Roll