soft brownie cookies {brookies}

It’s official. I’m on a chocolate kick. I haven’t really made anything other than chocolate treats for Christmas this year and we only have a few days to go. I have plans for making more stuff, but we’ll see. Who else makes grand plans for cooking, baking, crafting, and decorating EVERY year, and ends up…

big chocolate peanut butter cups

What’s been cooking in your kitchen these days? I’ve been making stuff with LOTS of chocolate. I guess it’s that time of year, right? What would Christmas be without chocolate? The first thing in our lineup of goodies are these BIG, homemade, chocolate peanut butter cups! You aren’t going to believe how easy they are…

chocolate brownie batter hummus

Hello, Friends! Are you ready for a healthy, delicious, amazing dessert idea? You may have seen chocolate hummus at different stores like Trader Joes, Aldi, and specialty food stores and wondered what in the heck it was. The first time I saw it in the store my first reaction was NO. Beans and chocolate? No…

cinnamon maple butter

Hello, Friends! I made up a big batch of cornbread to go with our Thanksgiving feast this year, and this delicious cinnamon maple butter to slather on top of it. It was the star of the show! It was the easiest thing I made, and of course it got all the attention. Hee hee. Figures,…

port cherry cranberry sauce

Hello, Friends! I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving. We spent it with all of our girls and it was so relaxing. We even had a Christmas movie double feature after dinner (Christmas Vacation and Home Alone. Classics!), sipped a little red wine and ate pumpkin pie. Everything tasted wonderful this year. I decided,…