Buckeye Milkshake

Buckeye Milkshake

Well, I haven’t been able to get Jeni’s Buckeye State ice cream out of my mind, so I decided to try to duplicate it in a milkshake. Here’s my version of a peanut butter milkshake with grated bittersweet chocolate and… wait for it… a dash of salt. Yum!!

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

classic chocolate chip cookies

Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies, especially straight out of the oven, when the chocolate is still melty – mmm, a little piece of heaven! Based on the traditional Tollhouse recipe, the Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is a basic for every cook. This version features big bittersweet morsels and pecans. I also changed up the sugar to brown sugar ratio a little from the original.

Lime Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream Frosting

Lime Cupcake 1

Next to chocolate, I think lime is my favorite flavor.  I love the kicky taste and it always reminds me of the beach…..  and since a beach trip is not in the cards right now….Here’s a great Lime Cupcake with Lime Buttercream Frosting recipe.  I first made these last summer, for a girls afternoon at the […]

Sugar Cookies for Valentines’ Day

Sugar Cookies Valentine

I’ve had this  sugar cookie recipe from Rose Levy Beranbaum for years. Even though they are called ‘Sugar Cookies’, I like them because they aren’t too sweet.  Of course when you add the Royal Icing, all bets are off. During the holidays, it seemed that taking the time to make (and especially decorate) shaped cookies […]

Peanut Butter Pie

peanut butter pie

Being brought up in a British household, I was never a peanut butter fan.  It just wasn’t something we grew up with. So years ago, when my late husband’s mom offered me some peanut butter pie, I said, politely, I’ll have “just a sliver”. Well, over that weekend visit, I “sliver-ed” through an entire pie […]

Apple Galette

Apple Galette

On my last post I shared my Mom’s recipe for “Foolproof Pastry”. But that’s really only half the story, for it wasn’t until I baked this Apple Galette that I knew the pastry recipe was a winner. I love the idea of a galette – it’s basically a freeform pie.  You make the pastry and […]

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