Rolo and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rolo and Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Since we are trying our best to stay at home, Raychel and I decided to make a new recipe for cookies.  We used some Rolo’s we had leftover and supplemented them with some chocolate chips. It took two tries to get the recipe to turn out as I wanted it to.  The main thing is […]

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake with Buttercream Icing

YUM!  This carrot cake is the perfect balance of spice cake and sweet cake.  I am not a big fan of a TON of carrots in a cake so I came up with this recipe.  It is the perfect cake with a cup of coffee and a good book. The best thing is you start […]

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

I made a cake every single day in my restaurant, and I think this Hummingbird Cake was the most requested. It has sweet pineapple, bananas, and cinnamon in a deliciously moist cake.  I top it with a fluffy cream cheese icing and some lightly toasted pecans. The combination of flavors is amazing and the best […]

Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake

Baking the perfect cake has always been a goal of mine! After years of making a cake every day several started to rise to the top of the perfect cake top ten lists.  This strawberry cake is one of my top three all-time favorites. It is super easy to make and is one of the […]

Breakfast Muffin Cake

Chocolate Chip Banana Breakfast Muffin Cake

The weekend is a time for baking! My daughter, Raychel, tries to come home once a month from college, and when she does, it is all about making foods she can easily take back with her to store in her tiny dorm room freezer for later meals. This weekend she requested that I make a […]

Lemon Apricot Cake

Lemon Apricot Nectar Cake

This Lemon Apricot cake is great for those days when you just feel like you need a good cake!  Late in the day and the sweet tooth starts to call me, and there is nothing in the house, so I head to the pantry and grab a yellow cake mix.  But, who wants just a […]

Chocolate Rum Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Icing

Chocolate Rum Cake Peanut Butter Icing

This Chocolate Rum Cake with a creamy Peanut Butter Chocolate Icing and an ice-cold cup of milk (my husband actually puts a glass in the freezer to get it extra cold before the milk is poured in!) definitely satisfies that occasional, overpowering craving for something sweet and delicious!  This chocolate rum cake was a favorite […]

Italian Cream Cake

Italian Cream Cake with Coconut and Pecans

This is a beautiful Italian Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, Coconut, and Pecans. Pair it with a delicious cup of coffee for the perfect dessert.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie

Homemade from scratch chocolate chip oatmeal cookie

I have three children, and they each have their own distinct personalities as well as their own favorite cookie.  Raychel’s favorite is a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. We have played with several different recipes over the years and have created our favorite rendition.  Our cookie recipe is so versatile, I am sure you are going […]

Beginners Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Pie

This Beginners Chocolate Pie recipe is the easiest thing you will ever make!  My family loves it and requests it for birthdays and holidays. I don’t think it will ever get a mention in Texas Monthly (like my crab cakes have) but it is still a crowd-pleaser.  So, if you are looking for a chocolate […]