Every so often I’ll get a craving for a rice krispie treat. They’re buttery marshmallow goodness and they always remind me of my childhood because it was my mother’s go-to treat for all of the bake sales at school.
For me, rice krispie treats are just one of those simple, nostalgic and classic snacks that have never failed to please. They’re also one of the easiest sweets to elevate and turn into what feels like something über gourmet.
Recently, I added Nutella and chopped hazelnuts to a batch and I honestly wondered why it took me so long to discover this creation.
March 20th marked the first day of Spring and in my neck of the woods, it’s been soggy ever since. I look forward to this part of the year because the grass gets a little greener and all of the pretty foliage starts popping up. It’s a great time to get outside to enjoy some nature – when it’s not raining.
Since it’s been a little gloomy, I decided to try a brand new, St. Patrick’s Day inspired sweet treat to give my friends and me a pick me up. About a month ago, I had stumbled upon a Bailey’s Irish Cream cookie recipe and I knew I had to try it.
Irish cream + chocolate = yum!
“It’s like you made a cake,” said my husband as he took a bite of pancake. Yep. I discovered how to get away with eating dessert for breakfast – add chocolate and call it a pancake.
There are some weekends when I really crave a pancake fresh from the griddle and this morning was no different. I also wanted to try a recipe that I’ve never made before (because variety is the spice of life) and something chocolately sounded divine.
Say hello to possibly one of the most decadent and easiest to put together morning
desserts meals – the chocolate pancake topped with chocolate sauce. Oh yes, you read that right. Not only are these chocolate hot cakes, but they are also topped with a very rich chocolate sauce.
Last week was Valentine’s Day so I decided to try something new and holiday inspired. A big batch of red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips sounded festive and oh so appropriate for the occasion.
These cookies have been on my mind for while now. About a month ago my friend asked me to make red velvet cupcakes for him and his girlfriend and that was the day I thought about red velvet in cookie form.
I mean, why not? After all, red velvet is one of my all time favorite cakes and would make a seriously delicious cookie. After a quick search on the internet, I had found exactly what I was looking for at Sally’s Baking Addiction. This wasn’t the first time that I had turned to Sally for inspiration and it certainly won’t be the last because these cookies are fan-freaking-tastic!
“You know what you haven’t made in a while?” my husband asked.
“Uh…I’m not sure,” I replied.
“Your oatmeal cookies!” he quickly answered.
My husband’s request couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s been cold out lately. So cold, in fact, that some of the only things that will pull me away from my spot under my trusty blanket are comfort foods and desserts (okay, and Downton Abbey). Anything containing oatmeal fits the bill, so I was more than happy to oblige and bake up a recipe of my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.