No Bake Cookies
Cookies, Dessert, Easy

No Bake Cookies

1 stick butter1/2 c milk3 Tbsp (heaping) cocoa powder1 c sugar in the raw1 c creamy peanut butter1 tsp vanilla extract1/4 tsp salt3 oz dark chocolate chips3 c old fashioned oats (quick-cooking) 1 stick of butter in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Melt the butter and add ½ cup whole milk, 3 heaping […]

Comfort Food, Dessert, Drinks, Easy

The Perfect Hot Chocolate

It’s tradition for Todd and I to take this hot chocolate with us when we go to Candy Cane Lane just before Christmas every year. For those not in Milwaukee, Candy Cane Lane is a neighborhood that all decorates their houses and people drive through to look at the lights. This hot chocolate has gone […]

Baked Goods, Cookies, Dessert

Lemon Verbena Shortbread

In an effort to use up my herbs before the frost hits and the season is over, I wanted a lemon verbena alternative to pound cake. While these shortbread cookies are about as close to pound cake as you can get – tons of butter – they are a nice shareable and snackable alternative. Not […]

Baked Goods, Dessert, Light

Lemon Verbena Pound Cake

Every year I plant an herb garden in several pots at our house. There’s always basil, thyme, sage, chives and tarragon. But this year I decided to plant lemon verbena because it reminds me of staying at my Aunt Chris and Uncle Mark’s organic farm in the summer. Aunt Chis always had huge lemon verbena […]

Baked Goods, Comfort Food, Dessert, Easy

Apple Crisp

For one reason or another, I have an aversion to the taste of raw flour in my desserts, which has lead me to avoid almost all fruit desserts. The most common thickener for the juice released during the cooking process of fruit pies and fruit crisps is some flour mixed in with the fruit, and I […]

Eton Mess

Be My Valentine?

So, I’m not entirely sold on the concept of Valentine’s Day. The origins seem strange, I usually conjure up images of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago, and I generally believe it is a Hallmark holiday. On that note, whether you’re making food for one person or two, here’s a delightful English dessert: Eton Mess […]

Baked Goods, Breakfast, Comfort Food, Dessert, Feature

Monkey Bread

My Mom made money bread when I was in high school on Sunday mornings. My sister and I had never heard of it until one evening when we were making dinner. My Dad started to go on and on about “monkey bread” and how Mom used to make it all the time when they started […]

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