The Best Chocolate Cake. Ever.

Here is a basic chocolate cake that is totally a win-win. It’s easy and wonderful and the perfect chocolate birthday cake. And the beauty of this is that most likely you have everything you need in your cupboard. You can’t go wrong with this one, it’s always consistent and totally delicious. Now since we believe in full disclosure if you
Read more…

photo 3

Basic Bran Muffin

    OK, here is a basic bran muffin mix that takes only minutes to put together. It is tasty, freezes well and loves to have things added to it… chocolate chips, yes chocolate chips. I will add chocolate to almost anything, yes anything,  including a healthy bran muffin. I have to admit that I also love a good bran
Read more…

photo 4-1

Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies (even a two year old can make).

  Yes, that’s right cookies so easy a 2 year old can make them. And that is exactly what happened, Molly (who is technically 2 and 1/2) pretty much made these cookies – OK, with a little help from her grandma. These are a yummy, basic chocolate chip cookie that can be mixed up using a mixer or as we
Read more…

photo 3

Basic Vegan Chocolate Cake

  This is a great basic chocolate cake recipe that also happens to be vegan, yes vegan. And…it is delicious! It has a deep chocolatey wonderful flavor with a very nice moist crumb. The traditional basic chocolate cake recipe will be posted later so in the meantime you should probably give this one a try The nice thing too is
Read more…


Irish Soda Bread

In case you didn’t know, it’s St. Patrick’s day!!! In honor of today we decided to make and post our family Irish Soda Bread recipe. This particular recipe has been handed down in our family forever. My grandfather George, Rebekkah’s great-grandfather, immigrated to the US as a teenager in the late 1800′s and was a man who loved to cook!
Read more…


Baked Doughnuts – Vegan-Gluten free + Browned Butter Baked

  A couple of things have happened recently: I bought a new doughnut pan, it’s snowing, I love doughnuts. OK, that last thing isn’t recent but still true. So….being snowed in and all it only made sense to bake. And bake I did!! Doughnuts!! I decided to start with Joy the Bakers basic baked doughnut recipe because I love almost
Read more…


Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Babka

I recently discovered babka. If you don’t know, babka is usually a load of bread that’s been rolled or twisted and involves and chocolate or cinnamon filling. It’s amazing and delicious. This week, we’re bringing you mini-babka! They’re a little more manageable than a full babka, but still just as delicious! For these, I decided to add a few peanut
Read more…


Basic Fudge Brownies

Basic Fudge Brownies are sometimes hard to come by. You think you have a good recipe and then you go looking for it and realize that it’s nothing special. You’re feeling uninspired, we get it! We can help….We have just what you’re hunting around for in that messy recipe box (or drawer in my case) of yours …..These are sure
Read more…



When I was little, my favorite treat when Susie got coffee was to get an Almond Steamer (basically warm milk and almond flavoring, for everyone who hasn’t tried one). Though I don’t really like almonds, I love fake almond flavoring (I blame Susie). So, when I got my latest Graze box, I was thrilled that it included a snack that
Read more…


Scottish Shortbread

Hello all! I’m back with another tea-inspired recipe! After a friend bought my husband Scottish Shortbread, and we were unable to find them around us, I decided to make my own. This shortbread is super simple, uses few ingredients, and comes together relatively quickly. Enjoy!   Scottish Shortbread Adapted from: Taste of Home     Ingredients: 2 cups (4 sticks)
Read more…