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These doughnuts.  Oh man.   It was late January.  In Oklahoma.  With my sister.         We had three desserts already made in the fridge but we were having a hankering to make something different.  A hankering that led to a doughnut search that led to this recipe.   A hankering that led to frying and dipping and dunking and shaking at 8pm.  That led to my 4 doughnut and 6 donut hole consumption by 10pm.  That led to some major doughnut ...

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We've been over this, right?  How I love pancakes so, so, so much.  How I love to try new kinds of pancakes.  How the dual between regular schmegular pancakes and something new gets decided by whoever wakes up first?  Well, guess who's been winning that one more lately?   Breakfast fare and coffee married together.  How could that go wrong?  Well it didn't.  It was in fact delightful and frankly I could almost skip all the chocolatey nutella parts of it be...

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I have been looking for an excuse to make these cupcakes for ages.  And okay, they have nothing to do with a 4 year old's pizza party but it was an event and it was an excuse!  Adults need something delicious to eat too that's not technicolor right?         They are rich and a bit whimsical.  They have a lot going on the top but it's not too overpoweringly sweet for those like my husband who will often skip the frosting part altogether.  A definitely crowd...

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One Mother's Day Nate made me these Nutella Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing.  Double yum.  But they involve time and commitment, which lots of us don't have on a regular basis.  In which case, let me introduce you to a new friend called Nutella Drop Biscuits.  See?  Already from the name you can tell YOU could make these.  All you have to do is drop 'em.     Drop 'em and then give them a healthy sprinkle of flaky sea salt.  (Possibly the smartest Christ...

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We are a pancake family.  All four of us.  We eat them almost once a week in their decadent, sugary, pillowy glory.  If Nate's in charge we will always have our classic, vanilla, sky high pancakes.     If I'm in charge you never know what might come out of the kitchen.  Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes (so good!), Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pancakes, Almond Poppyseed Pancakes (light and delightful), Cinnamon Roll pancakes (I love cinnamon!), Milk Chocolate Ch...

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Most favor bags that we get from childrens' birthday parties seem like such a waste of money.  They are filled with cheap toys that break in three days and candy that isn't good and I'm not about to let my kids eat a pound of anyway.         For my own kids' birthdays I try to get a bit more creative and find a balance between giving the public what they want and not compromising what I think is a dumb tradition.     This year for Eden's birthday I decided to g...

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You can still do these bars in February, right?  I mean, I think cranberries are a totally viable choice until all of the snow is melted.       These are a replica of the classic Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar.    Only.    I've never had the Starbucks version.  I only go in Starbucks twice a year (gasp!) when I'm actually living in the US.    So whether they are exact or not, I can vouch for that.  But people that they were goooood. ...

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These were SO, SO good.  Served on my favorite naan recipe we couldn't have been more satisfied with dinner.  Earthy and spicy and then fresh cucumbers.  I highly, highly recommend you make some kind of flatbread or buy some pita and whip these up tonight!   At our house, two toddlers and two adults scarfed them down with little more said than, "Yummy" from the kids and "These are so good" from the adults.         Spiced Chicken Shawarma Wraps Taken from R...

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Round two in seasonal fare that is being introduced past its time.     If you're hungry.  If you're kids are hungry or even remotely possible hungry in the next hour.  I DON'T recommend pulling out this recipe and giving it a whirl.  It takes time.  Time I really didn't have on the morning I decided to make this.  When breakfast became second breakfast, otherwise known as lunch at 11:30am.   But it was yummy and seasonal.  And it wasn't your basic pum...

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I am SO behind.  I am studying for a big examination in early February and I've spent the past few months using my spare time just for that: studying.  No food blogging, no extra tv or crafting.     But of course I haven't stopped cooking and baking, at least as much as I can manage in these months.  And so I've got pumpkin coffee cake, peppermint ice cream, cranberry bliss bars and other such seasonal goodies and oh wait, it's' January.   Last night I made stuffing...

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