Desserts

Homemade M&M Soft Batch Cookie

Homemade M&M Soft Batch Cookies

We love cookies around here (Facebook friends, you all know this 🙂 ) and these Homemade M&M Soft Batch Cookies are no exception. In fact, they've quickly become my family's new favorite cookies. I have a standard cookie recipe that has always been my go-to recipe, and they will always have a place in my kitchen, but they don't stay…

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4th of July Dessert (Wild Berry Sundae with Toasted Pound Cake Stars)

I know I said I was going to wait until Wednesday to share this 4th of July dessert with you all, but since the 4th is on Thursday, I thought it would be better to give you a day to round up the ingredients. This festive Wild Berry Sundae with Toasted Pound Cake Stars is fast and easy to whip up and tastes amazing! Depending on how much…

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Almond Cherry Chip Cheesecake Bars

Almond used to be one of those flavors that flew under my radar but recipes like these Almond Cherry Chip Cheesecake Bars have changed that. I didn't not like it, but I didn't like it either. In fact, I don't know that I had really even given it much thought, let alone tried it - until my junior year at Carroll College. My husband had…

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Apple Streusel Bars

*Recipe by Our Best BitesI have a confession to make. I'm almost afraid to admit it because it might just sound un-American. Well, here goes, I really don't like apple pie!!!! I know, how can someone not like one of America's most classic desserts and still love the red, white, and blue? I thought it had to do with the texture of the…

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Apple Strudel Crescent Bars

Fall is in the air. Not only is it apparent in the morning chill or with the falling leaves, but in the scents drifting from our kitchens, yummy spiced pumpkin cookies, apple pies, hearty soups and stews, and CIDER. Thank goodness for the flavors of the season or I don't know if I could say goodbye to lazy summer days with my kids.…

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Banana Bread

If I had to choose one food that represents my childhood, it would be this Banana Bread. My mom made it often (always in a bundt pan as pictured) and it has always been one of my favorites. I make it now and send it to my brother as a little taste of home.  That's it, it tastes like home, perfect and comforting. Or, atleast I think…

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Banana Split Cake Bars

Summer isn't summer without a banana split or two,  and these Banana Split Cake Bars are no exception! I'd seen a few different versions of banana split bars on Pinterest, but none of them were quite how I wanted to make them (surprise, surprise). I wanted a soft banana cake-ish bar topped with all the typical sundae goodies. So I…

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Butter Toffee Chex Mix

Butter Toffee Chex Mix {Christmas Crack Chex Mix}

My mom goes kind of crazy at Christmas - a good kind of crazy, unless you are worried about your waistline expanding, then maybe it's not so good. She and my dad host Christmas Eve and let me tell you, they know how to throw a party. She always makes sure she's got a special treat for everyone. Prime Rib. Chicken Wings. Banya Calda. Durt…

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Buttermilk Pie with Peach Sauce {& Crazy About Pies Cookbook Giveaway}

**Giveaway Closed**When I was in high school, I remember sitting in a booth at Village Inn, with some close friends, and a slice of pie. Yum. At Christmas time I loved the Candy Cane Pie and in the summertime I'm pretty sure I loved anything berry. Those are wonderful memories full of friendship and laughter. My grandfather says, "As…

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Cake Batter Frosting

Cake Batter Cream Cheese Frosting

  My kids are home and we are busy having a little too much fun playing and enjoying treats frosted with Cake Batter Cream Cheese Frosting. Summer is screaming by... in fact I made these ages ago, but in the midst of new puppies, swimming lessons, soccer camp, and s'mores, there just hasn't been any time to actually sit down at the…

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Cake Batter Gelato

My six year old loves everything cake batter and so when it came to to create a new gelato flavor, we had to make Cake Batter Gelato! We have a frosting version, and a rice krispie treat version, both of which favorites of his.  Making this gelato was on his summer-to-do-list, as well as taking the training wheels of his bike and…

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Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats – The Ultimate Thick and Chewy Cake Batter Treat

  These Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats are one of my oldest son's favorite treats! He adores cake batter anything and these are no exception. He loves everything about them - how thick and chewy they are, their colorful sprinkles and frosting drizzle, and even making them, especially licking the pot clean. We've made them three…

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Delicious Caramel Apple Chex

Caramel Apple Chex Mix

Fall. We've talked about Fall before and how I have this love-hate thing going with it. I hate sending my kids to school. What can I say? They are pretty darn cool little people that I love spending time with. And yes, I'm very selfish with the time that I have with them. I know that I am going to blink and they will be all grown up and…

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Caramel Chex

This is one of those recipes that everyone asks for. It never fails, Birthdays, Superbowl Parties, even fishing with my husband, no matter where I take Caramel Chex, people rave about it! Besides its extreme yumminess, there are several reasons I love this recipe. First, it doesn’t require too many ingredients, and most of them I…

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Delicious Caramel PuffCorn

Caramel PuffCorn

The first thing you need to know about this Caramel PuffCorn is that it is amazing. You need to make it, now! Yesterday would have been better. Let me tell you about this caramel puffcorn. I've seen it around. I was never ever tempted to try it though. I think I had the cheese puffcorn in my head or something, or it just looked to plain,…

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Easy Caramel Sticky Buns

Caramel Sticky Buns

  These sticky buns were one of the very first things ever shared on Crazy Daisy. They are so amazing, and so easy, that they merit a repost now that I have a few more followers, who may just be looking for the perfect breakfast treat to serve during the holiday season! This is one of those recipes that truly takes me back! I…

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Homemade Cherry Chip Bars

Cherry Chip Bars

As a child, I always loved Cherry Chip Cake. We didn't have it at home, like ever, so when it was served at a friend's birthday party I always thought it was extra special. Admittedly, I'm still quite fond of it, and believe there is a place for boxed mixes, but I always love treats made from scratch and thought a grown up version would…

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Delicious Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

If you are a fan of my Facebook page, than you know that I recently found this Cherry Chocolate Chip Dip recipe because I couldn't help but share it with you all. It looks fabulous! I am sure it tastes amazing, but it's ingredients are very similar to the frosting used on my Cherry Chip Bars and while delicious, I wanted something a…

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Cherry Fudge {Two Ingredients}

 If you watch Parenthood, you might remember the episode where Joel tells Julia that her brain is "like a hamster running on a hamster wheel" after finding her awake after a sleepless night. My husband and I are completely addicted to Parenthood. It's the one thing we try to make sure we get to watch together…

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No Bake Nutter Butter Bars

Chewy Chocolate Drizzled NutterButter Bars {No Bake}

I have been on a HUGE peanut butter kick, peanut butter and chocolate, that is which is why I threw together these NutterButter Bars. I just can't get enough. Remember this, cookies and cream no bake treat? Well, let me introduce you to it's peanut butter and chocolate cousin. They are made with NutterButter cookies instead of Oreos and…

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Chewy Mint Chocolate Cocoa Crispy Treats

  Mint chocolate anything is always one of my favorites and these Chewy Mint Chocolate Cocoa Crispy Treats are no exception. Since this flavor combination seem to be everywhere this time of year, I thought I would share one of my favorite mint chocolatey treats with you. Rice Krispie Treats, meet mint and chocolate. Not only…

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Chewy Oreo Bars {No Bake}

These Chewy Oreo Bars have quickly became a favorite treat at my house. My kiddos request them frequently. Really, I'm not even sure what to call them. After glancing at the ingredients, you might think 'rice krispie treats' which is totally what I thought. However, while chewy, the end result is softer... almost like a brownie. I…

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Chewy S’mores Bars (Anytime S’mores) – No Bake {and ***Giveaway*** for The S’mores Cookbook}

Just because summer's officially ended doesn't mean you can't enjoy S'mores anymore ~my family loves these Chewy S'mores Bars anytime! Making the campfire version is one of our favorite summer activities and now that school has started, and winter is soon to follow, I just don't foresee anymore firepit nights in our near future. But…

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Chewy Samoa Caramel Corn

I have to tell you a story about this Chewy Samoa Caramel Corn. The other day after picking up my son from school, I was unloading the baby and trying to grab a handful of the things that always seem to get left behind. Car litter makes me crazy. Snack wrappers, shin guards, forgotten toys, a half eaten curly fry - or two, you know how…

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Choc-oat-nut Refrigerator Cookies (No Bake Cookies)

Father's Day is almost here so I thought I might share one of my dad's favorite treats (mine too, no surprise there!) Now these aren't your average no bake cookies! I know this because once upon a time, the recipe was almost lost (at least, I thought it was). I was raiding Momma Daisy's recipe cupboard searching for this very recipe…

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Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Brownies

Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Brownies {with a gluten free recipe option}

One summer afternoon, long ago when I was a little girl, I remember baking zucchini brownies with my aunt thinking, "Is she seriously going to put that green stuff in our brownies?!?!?!" They baked. They cooled. We tasted, I thought, "Are these the same brownies? The ones with the green stuff?" They were so yummy! No hint of…

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Easy Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Loaf

Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Loaf

This delicious recipe for Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Loaf from Rhodes tastes just like chocolate donuts. My kids loved it! This recipe uses frozen cinnamon rolls and turns them into a fancy dressed up loaf of bread swirled with cinnamon  and laced with chocolate. With only three ingredients and just a few steps…

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Chocolate Mousse Crunch Cake (and a few parfaits too!)

*Recipe by OUR BEST BITESI wish that I could claim to be the culinary genius behind this fabulous cake, but I can't. Credit belongs to Kate over at Our Best Bites (OBB)! If you haven't ever been over there, you've simply got to check it out (promise to come back to Crazy Daisy once in a while)! Anyways, PURE GENIUS!!! They have…

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Cinnamon Bear Chocolate Bark {Just like chocolate covered cinnamon bears, only better!}

This spring has kind of been a bit crazy. If you've been a reader for awhile, you may know that my family went through a crazy ordeal last year. I sort of dropped off the face of the earth, or out of the bloggy world and have just recently been back at it. If you hung in there with me through it all, thank you. I haven't said much, and…

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Cinnamon Bun Chex Mix

Cinnamon Bun Chex Mix

This Cinnamon Bun Chex Mix is one of my favorite snack mixes. Nuts or not? That seems to be the question around here. I like them, but the hubby and kids DO NOT (at least baked in treats), so I end up leaving them out most of the time. However, I did make this Cinnamon Bun Chex Mix both with and without (even though it is pictured…

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Cinnamon Crackle Zucchini Bread

While fall is still in the air, and you may still find zucchini in your kitchens, I thought I would share another one of my favorite zucchini recipes with you, this Cinnamon Crackle Zucchini Bread. I received a loaf of this bread as a gift once and had to have the recipe. Thanks, Genny! Since, I have adjusted the method, amount of sugar,…

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Cinnamon Roll Fruit Pizza

Cinnamon Roll Fruit Pizzas

We love fruit pizza and these Cinnamon Roll Fruit Pizzas are our new favorite. The hint of cinnamon adds a delicious twist to the classic version and because it begins with Rhodes frozen cinnamon rolls I think its completely acceptable to eat these for breakfast! A supper yummy cream chesse frosting tops the soft crusts and of course you…

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Pie Crust Dippers

Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Dippers

These Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust dippers are great on their own or paired with any of my favorite dessert dips. I've become quite fond of dessert dips because they are unique, fun, and delicious dessert to serve. I also love that you can enjoy just a few bites or eat as much dessert as you want to. They are extremely portable and make…

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

It seems that no matter how creative I get with recipes, I always find my way back to the classics, like these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. I'm not sure that I've found anything that I like better than a buttery chewy cookie studded with chocolate morsels, especially fresh out of the oven, when the chocolate is soft, melted, and…

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Coconut Almond Chex Mix (Goblin Grub)

This isn't an original recipe, in fact, it's been around forever and you may already have this recipe in your stash. But, I had to share it with you just in case you haven't ever had the chance to try it before - its simply that good. It has a zillion names, Chewy Chex Mix, Coconut Almond Chex Mix, and many more. My…

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Coconut Pineapple Cake

 It's party time! Two years ago, I started writing this blog on a whim. I had no idea what I was doing or where this little journey would lead to. Not only have I met some amazing friends in Bloggersville, I have learned so much along the way. I cringe at some of the pictures in my earlier posts, but it is fun to see how they have…

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Confetti CandyLand Popcorn

My six year old, created his own recipe, Confetti CandyLandy Popcorn, for the Wyoming Chocolate Festival. He wanted to take popcorn, M&M's, mini gummi bears, and pretzel pieces, mix them all together and cover them with white chocolate. He did everything except melt the chocolate. It was great math practice and he measured and counted…

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Delicious Cookies and Cream Magic Bars

Cookies and Cream Magic Bar Pie (Dessert Mash-Up Cookbook)

I have been so excited to share this Cookies and Cream Magic Bar Pie recipe, and the cookbook it comes from, Dessert Mashups: Tasty Two-in-One Treats Including Sconuts, S'morescake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie and Many More, with you! Dorothy Kern, from Crazy For Crust put together this new full color cookbook (how cool is that?!)…

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Cool Mint Cookies & Cream Truffles

If the Orignal Oreo Truffles weren't enough to make you drool, maybe these will? They are made with one of my favorite combinations! Who doesn't like mint and chocolate? And they are just as easy as the originals because you use these cookies:Cool Mint Oreo Truffles1 pkg. crushed Cool Mint Oreos (These have more filling and so you need…

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Cream Cheese Pudding Cookies With Red Velvet M&Ms

These cream cheese pudding cookies with chocolate chips and red velvet M&Ms have been getting rave reviews. I made some early Valentine deliveries and everyone that's tasted them loves them. I can’t keep my family out of them! I am so glad that I decided to make them. I've been hearing a lot about pudding cookies lately but I've…

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Deep Dish Banana Caramel Cream Pie

My Godfather's favorite dessert is Banana Cream Pie. As a matter of fact, my husband loves it too, which is saying something since he's not really a dessert guy. Okay, I keep saying that my husband's not much of a dessert guy, but I think I'm starting to realize that he is, but that we may have slightly different tastes. He's not much on…

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Double Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

  Double Pineapple Upside-Down Cake... I had never thought much about this cake until a couple of summers ago when visiting my grandparents in Montana for the fourth of July. One of my aunts brought a cake from Costco... a Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. At first, I wasn't even tempted. For some reason, this cake has always seemed…

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cookies and cream browines

Double Stuff Cookies and Cream Brownies

  My family is crazy about Oreo cookies,  not only my kids and husband, but cousins, aunts, and uncles, so it's only natural to have Double Stuff Cookies and Cream Brownies. I don't know about you, but my favorites are the Double Stuf and Cool Mint ones ~now those are heaven. The cream is actually my favorite part, unless I…

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Fabulous Fluffy Fruit Dip

I realize that there is nothing original about marshmallow creme and cream cheese mixed together as a fruit dip - however, I HAVE to share this recipe with you -it's the same, and yet, oh-so-different! My son came home from preschool raving about a special fruit dip that a classmate brought for snack. "Mom, you have to get the recipe!!!"…

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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Sometimes you need a cookie, or five, for breakfast, like these Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies. Or at least I do anyways. For the most part, I am  okay with my new diet restrictions - other than it seems like I eat all the time and there is this crazy dark void of cookies in my life. But it is nearly…

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Fluffer Nutter Dip

Remember those macarons that I shared earlier this month, the ones filled with Fluffer Nutter Cream? Well I have a confession to make, it really wasn't cream they were filled with it was technically this dip! You might remember that my kids are obsessed with Fluffer Nutters,  or how my students were crazy for them, ~ it seems that…

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Fluffer Nutter Fudge {Three Ingredients}

Do you remember our last encounter with fudge? Well this is another product of my runaway brain. And even though sometimes random and crazy, at least it's a yummy random and crazy! If my kids weren't  totally obsessed with peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches, I would still love the silly things, or rather the memory of them.…

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Frosted Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Bars

* Recipe adapted from Mommys KitchenSometimes, I really want a sugar cookie (who doesn't), but just don't have the time or energy it takes to roll-out all that dough! You can imagine how excited I was to find this recipe! Soft, moist, delicious sugar cookies - without all the fuss! They are sooooo very good and perfect for times when…

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Fudge – The Easiest You Will Ever Love {Two Ingredients}

What a wonderful time of the year! We have been enjoying the holiday season - decorating, shopping, baking, singing Christmas songs, and even playing in the snow and making snowmen. My youngest even found time to ride his trike while I shoveled the snow from our driveway the other day. Do you think I could attach a snow plow to his…

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Fudgy Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

We just celebrated my littlest's FOURTH Birthday. How did that happen? Seriously, it seems like only moments have passed since the day he was born. We also celebrated my oldest's Kindergarten Graduation... same deal. Time, you are not my friend. I suppose it's a little bittersweet. I want them to be happy and healthy, growing and…

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Funfetti Dip {Easy Only 3 Ingredients}

Are you ready for this Funfetti Dip? When you were a kid, did you ever get those fun little Dunkaroo Snacks with kangaroo shaped graham crackers packaged with a sweet little cup of frosting for dipping? They were one of our favorite treats! That's kind of what this fun dip reminds me of, minus the kangaroo cookies. We love it with graham…

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German Chocolate Brownies (Amazing 3 Ingredient Frosting)

 Sometimes you need a fabulous dessert but don't know where to begin - trust me, start here with these German Chocolate Brownies. I totally get it, I've been there when I didn't have the time to put together my favorite homemade recipe and I really didn't want to have to fake it and buy something from my local bakery only to hurry…

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Graduation Cap Cookies

My little man graduated from preschool today and wanted to take something fun to share with his classmates. I love projects like these because they are so much fun to make with kids! In my experience, if the kiddos help, they are even more excited to share! I originally saw these in a magazine and they were called S'mores Graduation…

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Grandma Eva’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

My son recently celebrated his 8th Birthday with a care package of Grandma Eva's Chocolate Chip Cookies. Eight, now just how did that happen?!? I don't understand. Wasn't it only yesterday that he was born? Anyways a few days later he received this care package from his Great Grandma Eva.    He was ecstatic (except for…

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Halloween Treats: Spooky Graveyard Cups

Halloween has always been one of my oldest son's favorite holidays. I think that's because it is filled with creepy crawly boy stuff rather than mushy girly stuff. It doesn't hurt that he's an October baby either. Last year both of my boys had treat duty for their school Halloween parties. My preschooler took a fun cat skeleton sculpture…

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – Green Eggs and Ham Candy Pretzel Treats

Friday, March 2, is Dr. Seuss' birthday so let's make Green Eggs and Ham Candy Pretzel Treats! By chance, my son was assigned to bring snacks to school and wanted to keep with his tradition of bringing something festive to celebrate his favorite author's special day (he still thinks he's the cat with the tall hat). I had seen these…

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Holy Cow Cake

    I don't exactly know where this Holy Cow Cake recipe comes from. What I do know is that Momma Daisy has made it for a long time and it is a family fav! I don't know where its name comes from either... maybe its just "Holy Cow!" good.   This cake starts with a basic chocolate mix, your preference - German…

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Homemade Sweetened Whipped Cream

I don't know about you, but in my family we use REAL whipping  cream. It's not that we never use Cool Whip, but for most of our pies and cakes, we use the real stuff. It's really not that difficult to make and in my opinion is totally worth washing the beaters and bowl for the difference in taste. It's an easy way to amp up the wow…

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Humming Bird Cake Bars With Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Humming Bird Cake is like a ghost that's haunting me. It's everywhere I turn and while I swoon over it's beautiful layers and am certainly intrigued by it's flavors, I just haven't had the time or an occasion worthy of baking such a magnificent treat. Between chasing after my 13-month old and taxiing my older kids from activity to…

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Key Lime Pie Rice Krispie Treats

Since we are all anxiously waiting for spring to arrive, I thought I would share a fun new treat, Key Lime Rice Krispie Treats. If you like Key Lime Pie, I think you are going to love these treats! They are mildly sweet, tart and tangy, and chewy just like all rice krispie treats should be. Did I mention they are drizzled with white…

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Lemon Cream Pie Dip

Lemon Cream Pie Dip

I don't know about you, but when May rolls around I need easy dessert recipes like this Lemon Cream Pie Dip to get me through the month. I love May and I hate May all at the same time. It's filled with graduation barbecues, confirmation parties, bridal showers, baby showers, Mother's Day, school celebrations, recitals, and in my family…

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Lemon Sorbetto

My love affair with gelato began this summer when my parents, boys, and I were visiting my little brother in Seattle. What an amazing trip!!! My boys experienced the ocean for the first time.... we have quite the sea shell collection to show for. And I had my first encounter with gelato! My brother took us to this little place in Ballard…

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Melted Snowman Puddle Cookies {A Food Craft}

My five year old is going to start kindergarten next year, full day kindergarten. I don't think I even need to tell you how I feel about that. But I will tell you that I want his memories of staying at home to be fun and filled with happiness and joy. We spend our time taking nature walks, having book dates, playing figures,…

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Pumpkin Pie BItes

Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites

I planned on sharing these Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites earlier this week, but I had a technical glitch with my camera ( 🙁 ) and so they are just getting posted today. But that's ok, because they are delicious little treats that are perfect if you need a last minute Turkey Day dessert - or breakfast, or yummy little snack. You are going to…

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Mint Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars {AKA Shamrock Bars}

These Mint Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars are perfect for the March and therefor I'm calling also calling them Shamrock Bars. I'm not sure what you feed the leprechauns in your world, but these went over pretty well in mine. It seems like those little green fellows favor anything minty, and with one layer of cookies and cream…

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Mocha Coconut Creme Brownies

Mocha Coconut Creme Brownies

I seriously cannot believe I have waited this long to share these Mocha Coconut Creme Brownies with you. What can I say? Life happens! It was a sad day... we lost our little Wheaten, Maya. She got sick. Real sick. She's at peace now. Our hearts are sad, but we are ok. She's not hurting anymore which makes it bearable. There's the down…

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Easy No Bake Mock Scotcheroos

Mock Scotcheroos

Rice Krispie Treats are one of my favorites. Not only are they easy to make, but I love their versatility and chewy texture. They remind me of lakeside days from my childhood because my mom always made a batch to tote along to the cabin for the weekend. Surely you have treats that take you back to younger days and make you feel a…

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No Bake Monster Cookie Granola Bars {Super Easy Microwave Recipe}

Although it has barley begun, summer's in full swing and these No Bake Monster Cookie Granola Bars are the perfect treat to accommodate our busy days in the sunshine. We've been bouncing to and from summer activities, working on our Summer Learning Academy, and even managed to squeeze in a few days at the lake. These Easy Microwave…

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Oatmeal Cookie Gelato

Oatmeal Cookie Gelato seems perfect just about now. While fall is in the air, our afternoons have actually still been pretty nice. We haven't even put our shorts away! What a perfect time to add some fall baking flavors to gelato! I'm ready for those flavors, but not for the cold weather. Oatmeal Cookie Gelato is one of the flavors my…

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Old Fashioned Butterscotch Pie

Old Fashioned Butterscotch Pie

There's something about pie, especially pies like this Old Fashioned Butterscotch Pie that I just love, I simply cannot help it. They are so incredibly delicious and a little nostalgic because they remind of the pies my grandmother used to make. Don't let it's simple ingredients fool you! This one is cool and creamy with a smooth…

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Orange Cream Cake

Orange Creme Cake

My hubby celebrated his thirty-something birthday this week! To my dismay, desserts aren't his forte. He would rather have a tall glass of Guinness or gi-normous steak. In fact, think I can probably name the sweets he truly enjoys on one hand~ soft chewy rice krispie treats, cheesecake, Oh Henry Bars (which I shamelessly called…

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Orange Creme Frosting

Orange Creme Frosting

I have a frosting problem. Actually, it's more of a powdered sugar problem! I cannot stand the taste of powdered sugar. In fact, I would rather have my sugar cookies plain, then smothered with powdered sugar frosting... I suppose you could call me a frosting snob! I'm to the point where, if I am going to eat it, it had better be worth…

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Oreo Creme Cake

I don't even know where to begin with this Oreo Creme Cake recipe! My son fell in love with it and wanted to make it for Father's Day since my hubby likes Oreos. I am not in the habit of sharing recipes that are not tried and true, much less that I haven't even tasted (... I know!) but that is the case with this cake. We made it for a…

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Oreo Truffles

Oreos. Everyone loves them. Dunked in milk, covered with cheesecake, smothered in ice cream... no matter how they make their appearance, they are always a hit, even with The Mister. Which, is actually saying a lot because he is a little bit strange when it comes to sweets. He will eat a perfect thick and chewy Rice Krispie Treat,…

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Peach Cobbler Gelato

Peach Cobbler Gelato

I love this time of the year, mostly because of flavors like this Peach Cobbler Gelato. Crops are ready, and not only do we find our kitchens loaded with peaches, zucchini, tomatoes, and other fabulous and fresh yummies, we can start thinking about pumpkin! Who doesn't love pumpkin? For today though, thanks to our Facebook friends, we…

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Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

I needed a treat like this Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn today. Its been one of those mornings, the kind where my brain forgot to get out of bed. The kind where I absent mindedly poured the corn syrup over the popcorn instead of into the saucepan. The kind where I mixed the peanut butter in with the sugars before melting them together.…

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Peppermint Patty Brownies

Peppermint Patty Brownies

I seriously love these Peppermint Patty Brownies. They remind me of ice cream - mint chocolate chip ice cream. If you want to be precise, Baskin & Robins' mint chocolate chip ice cream, which happens to be my favorite kind of ice cream in the entire world. Throw a scoop or two on top of a brownie, add a little hot fudge and some…

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Pink Cinnamon Applesauce

`It's harvest time - and apples are at their peak. To celebrate the season, I thought I might share one of my favorite recipes. Just like Grandma makes.... applesauce that's good enough to eat for dessert. It's flavored with Red Hot cinnamon candy - just a few! It's amazing what a few little red candies can do! So yummy!Pink Cinnamon…

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Popcorn Cake (Trick-or-Treat Cake)

My junior high years are laced with memories of this cake. We made it all the time - not only did we use it as after school snacks, we used it for Christmas and even birthday gifts!!! It's sort of like a popcorn ball gone WILD - the giant, chewy version bold enough to sneak in some M&M's and peanuts.   SUPER YUM! I made this one with…

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Puffed Wheat Cake

Olympics, Olympics, Olympics! Isn’t it exciting? With all of this talk about the 2010 Winter Olympics, I cannot help but think about Canada, or rather our much missed Canadian friends. Before we moved to Wyoming, we spent a lot of time with them. Fun times! Glenda often made this wonderful Canadian treat, Puffed Wheat Cake, to share…

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Delicious Pumpkin Rolls

Pumpkin Pie Rolls

With my family's love for pumpkin pie and cinnamon rolls and sticky buns it's not wonder that we loved these Pumpkin Pie Rolls. With their sweet and spicy pumpkin filling and soft delicious bread, they are the perfect combination of pumpkin pie and cinnamon roll. We love them with a little homemade sweetened whipped cream or even ice…

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Pumpkin Spice Gelato

You may remember from this post that my love for gelato began this summer at the Fainting Goat in Seattle. Since I can't bring the Fainting Goat to Wyoming, I have been forced to create my own version of some of my favorite flavors- Cinnamon, Rum Raisin (dad's favorite), and Pumpkin Spice. In theme with the season, I thought I would…

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Pure Nostalgia Classic Ice Cream Sandwich: Vanilla Ice Cream on Soft Chocolate Cookie Bars {and I Scream Sandwich Cookbook Giveaway}

I am in love with these nostalgic ice cream sandwiches! Don't they look amazing? Tomorrow, August 2nd, is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day and there couldn't be a more perfect way to celebrate than by making a batch of these frozen treats! The recipe comes from the cookbook, I Scream Sandwich!  by Jennie Schacht.Let me tell you, I adore…

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Easy Raspberry Bubble Bake

Raspberry Bubble Bake

This Raspberry Bubble Bake is delicious - it reminds me of jelly donuts - all mixed up into a casserole. It's one of those recipes that doubles as either a breakfast treat or a delicious dessert! Sometimes I skip the glaze and top it with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream. And what's even better is that it starts off with Rhodes frozen…

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Red Licorice Chocolate Bark

Red Licorice Chocolate Bark is perfect for National Licorice Day. I bet you didn't know that April 12th, is National Licorice Day! Did you? I didn't either, until I Googled it hoping it was a true holiday so I had a fun reason to share this with you. Can you believe it is a real day!?! I think since it's almost here, this is…

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Red Velvet Oreo Bars

Red Velvet Cookies and Cream Bars (No Bake)

Red Velvet Cookies and Cream Bars. Chewy. No Bake. Red Velvet Oreos. Marshmallows. Butter. THREE INGREDIENTS. It doesn't get much better. Does it? Seriously? Do you remember these Chewy No Bake Oreo Bars? They are to die for. I knew the moment I saw Red Velvet Oreos in the store that I was going to make a variation of those bars with…

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S'mores Chex Mix

S’mores Chex Mix

This S'mores Chex Mix is fabulous!!! You will love it because it takes both our favorite Caramel Chex and the classic s'mores flavors and combines them into these little incredible caramely s'moresy bite-sized treats that just might knock your socks off. The recipe makes a ton and is easy to transport which makes it great for…

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Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Strawberries

Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Strawberries

I am addicted to cookbooks. I love looking through recipes. I think it's an addiction that has been passed down from generations~ my mother shares this addiction as does my grandma. I think we could even toss my great grandma and even my aunts into the mix as well. With this in mind, you can imagine my delight as I walked passed a table…

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Samoa Brownie Cookie Bars

These Samoa Brownie Cookie Bars are so yummy.... they're kind of like those Girl Scout Samoa Cookies, with their shortbread cookie crust, gooey coconut caramel topping and chocolate drizzle, but these naughty little bars sneak in a delightful layer of brownies. Almost like German Chocolate Cake, without the nuts, plus the cookie…

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Samoa Cheesecake Dip

Samoa Cheesecake Dip

It's becoming evident that I have a thing for treats inspired by Samoa Girl Scout cookies like this Samoa Cheesecake Dip. Seriously, I just cannot help myself! Chewy caramel, chocolate, toasted coconut, shortbread... seriously, what's not to love (unless you are my husband who just cannot handle coconut)? This dessert dip is no…

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Scotch Shortbread (Grandpa’s Favorite}

Of all the blessings in my life, my grandparents are among the biggest. They have always been my biggest fans, believing in me with unfailing confidence and knowing that I can achieve what ever it is that I dare to dream of. What a different world we would live in if we all had that kind of support. Faith, love, determination, ambition,…

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Seussa Paloosa Cupcakes {Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss}

Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday dear Dr. Seuss,Happy Birthday to you!Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904! If he were still here, he would be 107 years old! Can you iMaGiNe? Think about how many more amazing books would be out there if he were still around! Dr. Seuss is among our favorite authors. We love Seuss'…

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Snickerdoodle Bars {New & Improved}

These Snickerdoodle Bars are  always a HUGE hit. They are soft and chewy and remind me of the center of a cinnamon roll  {which is everyone's favorite part, right?} all wrapped up in a cookie. When I send them to work with my husband, they are always gone right away. I just sent them with him today because his coworker, Mel,…

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Snickers Brownies

Brownies, obviously I have a thing for brownies, but how could I resist Snickers Brownies? I guess I have a thing for taking my favorite treats and twisting them into brownies. This time brownies collide with everyone's favorite Snickers candy bars, complete with, peanut nougat center, caramel, and chocolate candy bar topping.…

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Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting

  It seems the colors are finally changing and fall is in the air! Hooray! This is one of my very favorite times of the year. I love the crisp morning air, beautiful colors, and amazing fall flavors! PUMPKIN! Yummy! These soft cookies are so very delicious. They remind me of a pumpkin roll, but in a cookie! I keep pumpkin on hand…

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Spiced Brown Butter Frosting

When I was a kid, my mom made the best banana bars ever. I remember the first time I helped her make the frosting and how I was totally convinced she was ruining them because she was browning, or in my young mind, burning the butter. When the frosting came together I was amazed at how delicious it was. I had expected it to taste like…

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Strawberry Banana Salad

Strawberry Banana Salad

I was reviewing my Recipe Box, and discovered that somehow this Strawberry Banana Salad recipe had been left out. What a shame! It is delightful, and one of our Easter favorites and therefore warrants reposting! I didn't want any of you to miss out on this one.  This salad, is always on my Grandmother's Easter table. In fact, in my…

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Tagalong Brownie Cookie Bars {Tagalong Brookies}

Tagalong Brownie Cookie Bars, peanut butter and chocolate. And brownies. And Girl Scout Cookies. What do all these have in common? Classics. They are all classics. They belong together. Like peanut butter and jelly, only chocolate. Right? They were made to be together. Simply fabulous. Do they taste just like a Tagalong cookie? Nope. And…

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Telegraph Bars {Lunchroom Bars, O’Henry Bars, and possibly my favorite, Gackle Bars}

By now there is probably little question of why Crazy is part of my blog title. And if there is, this post is sure to clear things up a little. Many of you may already know that my husband doesn't really have a sweet tooth. There are a few simple treats that he enjoys, rice krispie treats, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, Oreos,…

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