Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

In addition to the peppermint marshmallows I made, I decided to also try making some toasted coconut ones.  The steps are pretty much the same, except instead of rolling the marshmallows around in powdered sugar, you roll them around in toasted coconut!  Oh yeah, and you probably don’t want to add the peppermint extract to…

Peppermint Marshmallows

Once you make homemade marshmallows, it really is quite hard to go back.  They are relatively quick to make and the result is some awesome fluffy goodness!  You can google a bunch of recipes online, I happened to use the recipe found on http://thecakeblog.com/2013/11/recipe-butters-famous-marshmallows.html, which states to be the recipe from the Butter Baked Goods, who…

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oat Bars

I was bored. I had quick oats in my pantry from my days of eating healthy *snort*. I opened allrecipes.com I entered in “quick oats” as an ingredient to use. And I found this recipe. Seriously, a much better use of quick oats than the flax-seed-no-sugar-applesauce-don’t-pretend-you’re-a-cookie cookies I originally bought them for. Melt the butter…

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Who loves peanut butter? *raises hand* Who loves jelly? *raises other hand* Who loves peanut butta and jelllayyyy? *throws both hands in the air* So consider me tickled pink when I found a super simple recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars on Martha Stewart’s website. It’s simple because the base of the bars and…

A Nod to the Cinnamon Pull Aparts

This recipe has pretty much trumped any of the other recipes and treats I’ve brought to parties and events.  Maybe my existing recipes have become too boring, or maybe this recipe is just that awesome.  Maybe it’s a bit of both, but who cares?  These pull aparts rock my world. I got this recipe from…

“You Trifilin’, Good for Nothin’ Type of Puddin'”

Yes.  Everytime I think of trifles, I do not think of delicious layers of sponge cake interspersed with fruit and light whipping cream that mimics the texture of what one dreams clouds would feel like. I think of Destiny’s Child. Anyways, I LOVE Christmas, like, LOVE IT.  So Justin and I recently hosted a  Christmas…

WTF…

That was the first thought that came to my mind when my friend gave me this, along with a page of instructions: “It’s Amish friendship bread!” she chirped.  “When you make the batter for the bread, you portion some out and give it to your friends with the recipe for them to make, and so forth!” Funs….

Apples & Crisp for Rice & Crackers

My friends may have noticed that I haven’t been making the super-rich-chocolatey stuff that has come to be expected in a lot of the desserts I tend to make.  This was due to a revelation I recently had that maybe not everyone loves that kinda stuff for dessert as much as I do.  In my efforts to…

Baby, baby, baby, ohhh.

While I do admit to having caught a bit of the Bieber fever, that ain’t what I’m talking about today. Yesterday I had the privilege of hosting a baby shower for a dear friend from junior high who is expecting her first baby later this summer.  And although I primarily saw this event as a great…