Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Mini Cupcakes

Line of three Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Mini Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate peanut butter cup mini cupcakes have a mini peanut butter cup baked in a vanilla cupcake and swirled with chocolate peanut butter frosting! Chocolate and peanut butter-winning combination in my book. My boss loves these cupcakes and asks me to make them whenever he’s needing some cupcakes to gift someone. Sometimes I make them full size, but that’s almost … Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Easy chocolate peanut butter chunk cookies made with chocolate cake mix, a healthy dose of peanut butter, and studded with peanut butter chips. Great things about these chocolate peanut butter chunk cookies: I love that these cookies come together quickly and easily in one bowl with one spoon.  You can whip up a batch when you have unexpected guess or … Read More

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Feeding people is my love language. (Not just people, really, I love feeding my critters too). One of my favorite things is to whip up a batch of cookies or bake a loaf of bread for a friend. It’s my little way of telling them I love them. I read, once, of a woman who prays over her knitting for … Read More

3 Ingredient Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Homemade chocolate syrup

Rich, homemade chocolate syrup recipe perfect for topping ice cream or swirling into a tall glass of cold milk.   When I was growing up, you had two drink choices for hot lunch, chocolate or regular milk.  Now somewhere along the path, I developed the notion that “good” kids always drank regular milk.  For years, I dutifully chose the blue … Read More

Black Bottom Cupcakes

black bottom cupcakes with chocolate buttercream

Black bottom cupcakes are the perfect combination of chocolatey cupcake and decadent cheesecake topped with a swirl of fudgey buttercream.   I seem to have a real problem with the concept of en mise.  For those of you not familiar, en mise is the French cooking term for “everything in place.”  Basically, it means, get all your crap out on … Read More

Peppermint Bark

Ok, here’s another easy one, because I am all about simplifying this Christmas. Peppermint bark. The hardest thing you have to do is melt chocolate. But we already learned how to do that. Oh, and you get to smash things with your rolling pin, which in my book is always top notch. What you need: 1- 12 ounce bag chocolate … Read More

Magic Cookie Bars

Magic-Cookie-Bars

These magic cookie bars are an easy, crowd pleasing bar cookie made with layers of graham cracker crumbs, decadent chocolate chips, crunchy walnuts, and sweet coconut. These magic cookie bars are one of the easiest and most loved cookie recipes I have. Pretty much if you can melt butter and have a can opener you can make these cookies. Lets … Read More

Trail Food-No-Bake Energy Bars

No Bake Energy Bars

Nut-free, no-bake energy bars high in protein with no refined sugar. Perfect homemade camping and hiking snack for those high energy days! I like to be a bit outdoorsy. But often what comes with the great outdoors is crazy raving hunger. And I’m mean when I get too hungry. So for the well being of everyone spending time with me … Read More

Homemade Moose Tracks Ice Cream

Moose tracks ice cream cone on blue background

Sweet, creamy homemade moose tracks ice cream is the perfect summer treat without all the extra junk of the store bought stuff. Just cream, milk, and mix- ins. Bonus points for making your own chocolate syrup! My former college roomie gives the most perfect gifts. It’s like she looks into your brain for what you want and pulls out … Read More

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

These peanut butter Rice Krispie treats are a perfect combination of the marshmallowy treat we all know and love smashed together with the right amount of peanut butter and chocolate! I was struck on my way home from work the other day with this desire, no this need, to make Rice Krispie treats. Not just Rice Krispie treats but peanut … Read More