“Are you strung-out on some face? Well, I know it ain’t mine…”

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013

I usually don't get all that into the various holidays--Unless it's St. Patrick's Day or Halloween. Valentine's Day was always bittersweet because…

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“Never was a cornflake girl…”

Posted on Sep 9th, 2012

I managed to get the majority of the "chores" done yesterday--Meaning, I got most of the laundry done and put away. I had one load left this morning,…

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A Semi-Silent Sunday

Posted on May 20th, 2012

I spent the vast majority of today in the kitchen...The only thing I didn't cook today was breakfast. I decided we'd eat at the Hy-Vee Kitchen, since…

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Bourbon Pumpkin Blondies

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2015

Thou saw the fields laid bare an' waste, An' weary winter comin fast, An' cozie here, beneath the blast, Thou thought to dwell- Till…

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Browned Butter Chocolate Peanut Chip Blondies

Posted on Dec 11th, 2013

Over the weekend, in spite of being sick, I wanted to bake. It's been really stressful at work (and not likely to let up any time soon), and that's…

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Chocolate Hummus Brownies

Chocolate Hummus Brownies

Posted on Sep 8th, 2016

This post is brought to you by the IFBC. If you're a fan of black-bean brownies, you're going to love Chocolate Hummus Brownies--You won't even…

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Chocolate Madeleines

Chocolate Madeleines #Choctoberfest

Posted on Oct 19th, 2017

 This post is sponsored by Rodelle. Chocolate Madeleines are sweet little cakes, perfect with a cup of coffee or tea, as a snack, or light…

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter No-Bake Bars

Posted on Dec 26th, 2012

I felt like making something, but not exactly putting much effort into it. I'd been wanting to make something with chocolate and or peanut butter,…

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Dark Chocolate Balsamic Truffles

Posted on Jul 16th, 2013

As I allued in a previous post, I wanted to find something to do with the Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar I recently purchased. My original thought…

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Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

Posted on May 30th, 2013

I bought some hazelnuts with the intention of making some Chocolate-Hazelnut Biscotti for my failed Gevalia House Party. I ended up running out of…

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Posted on Feb 5th, 2016

This winter is close to breaking me. It seems like every time it warms up enough to melt the snow off the roads, it's just in time for the next round…

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Fudge Brownies

Posted on Nov 15th, 2014

Allow me to wallow a bit in this post. For even though I made the above Fudge Brownies, that's the only one I got to eat. See, Thursday was my…

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Ginger Creams

Posted on Oct 10th, 2013

I've been thinking a lot lately about family--Traditions, recipes that have been handed down for generations, homesickness. I suppose with Autumn now…

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Holiday brownies with a glass of milk

Holiday Brownies

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2015

For obvious and not-obvious reasons, I haven't exactly felt the magic of Christmas this year. The holidays are kind of a pain in the backside anyway,…

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Honey Maple Peanut Bars

Posted on Nov 25th, 2013

Ever have one of those days where you're so eager to start on a project or you're feeling really inspired and passionate about something, and you get…

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Irish Cream Cheese Brownies

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2013

It's now March, which means Spring in the rest of the country, but on the prairie, we're still in Winter's grasp. And by that, I mean we're getting…

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Kahlua Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Kahlua Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Jun 16th, 2016

The workplace potluck. It can be a weekly, monthly, or even annual event. Some places (like my current employer) love a potluck/excuse to eat all…

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Maple Toffee Shortbread

Posted on May 19th, 2014

I know maple syrup is generally processed/made in the spring, but for some reason, it makes me think of fall and winter--Maple-Glazed Pork, sweet…

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Millionaire’s Shortbread, AKA Toffee Bars

Posted on Nov 5th, 2012

Sunday was such a grey and dreary day, that not even the extra hour of sleep Saturday night made up for it. Thanks to the bambino getting up rather…

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My Favorite Brownies

Posted on Jan 12th, 2014

I've had kind of a crap week. I caught what I thought was another cold, but managed to kick it in the behind after 48 hours (with help from juicing…

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Nutty Brownie Cake

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

I hope everyone had a good weekend. It was hot as blazes on Sunday: It's August in South Dakota, I know. Come January, I'm going to be begging…

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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Posted on Oct 27th, 2014

It's been a little bit of a stretch to get myself back to cooking and baking and even blogging. From September 13 until last Monday, I've had…

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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Posted on Jan 9th, 2015

Continuing on my kick of homemade stuffs (we'll see how long I can actually keep this up), I made up a batch of Peanut Butter Granola Bars not too…

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Peanut Butter Toffee Bars

Peanut Butter Toffee Bars

Posted on Mar 28th, 2017

These Peanut Butter Toffee Bars are a one-bowl recipe that's ready in about 30 minutes. Grab a cold glass of your favorite milk (dairy, or otherwise)…

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Peanut Butter Toffee Blondies

Posted on Feb 26th, 2014

I got sidetracked over the weekend with taxes and laundry, and it wasn't until late in the evening that I realized I hadn't made the blondies I'd…

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Pecan Toffee Bars

Posted on Jan 17th, 2015

I'm the worst when it comes to being sick. I hate it. I got sacked with that horrid norovirus right around my birthday, which postponed my birthday…

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Pink Lemonade Bars

Posted on Mar 25th, 2013

Even though Spring isn't likely to show up here in the Dakotas for another week (and hopefully it sticks around this time, and we don't get another…

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Robin Eggs Brownies

Posted on Apr 20th, 2014

I don't get into Easter. Yeah, the bambino gets an Easter basket under the guise of a visit from the Easter Bunny, but we don't do much else. Heck, I…

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The Aftermath…

Posted on Jul 25th, 2010

This is definitely a 2-pot-of-coffee type of day. I got a little worried that I was going to be a lame-o, and no one was going to come to my party…

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Tiramisu Brownies

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2013

What a week. Between more issues with the bambino and school, coming down with the Cold-That-Never-Dies (according to other people at work who have…

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