Cooking What I Like With Love

Category: Baking

Gingerbread Blondies

Gingerbread Blondies

After testing cookie recipes for weeks, you’d think I’d get tired of baking cookies, right? You are correct! So, I was supposed to be taking a night off, watching TV with my husband, when he mentioned how much he likes spice cake. Out of nowhere, […]

Dutch Cocoa Cookies

Dutch Cocoa Cookies

Since I was a kid, I’ve been a fan of “copycat” recipes. My favorite coleslaw is a direct ripoff of a KFC copycat recipe I found 20 years ago in a copycat recipe book, in which you could find a method to recreate a Big […]

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

I am a strong believer that good things can be improved by adding other good things to them. Throw some bacon on your mac and cheese. Crunch some potato chips on your sandwich. Put some bananas in your cereal. So, going with that theory, I […]

Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

Since the moment I met him, I knew that my brother-in-law, Nate, was my sister’s soul mate. He keeps her laughing with endless jokes and puns, he’s a wonderful father, and he’s always supportive of Carin and of me and the rest of our family. […]

Perfect Brownies

Perfect Brownies

I’m obviously a serious brownie lover. There is just something about that gooey, cakey, chewy, crispy texture that I love. I used to swear by Ruth Reichl’s Art Park Brownies, but they were actually too rich and fudgy not to mention they were insanely labor intensive. The […]

Finnish Blueberry Pie

Finnish Blueberry Pie

It’s hard to say why you pick a recipe. Sometimes, someone asks you to make a specific thing, because they’re craving it or they had something like it at a restaurant. Sometimes, it’s something you’ve had before and want to find a better way to […]

Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie

I’ve been obsessed with tomatoes since I was a kid. I actually once ate so many that I ended up at the doctor, who at first thought I had scarlet fever again because I was all red and itchy. But then he asked what I’d […]

Nutella Millionaire’s Shortbread

Nutella Millionaire’s Shortbread

I haven’t posted in awhile because I was celebrating my stepson’s 10th birthday in Virginia. Before I left, I thought about what to make him. He loves a bunch of desserts that I regularly make, but I wanted to surprise him with something special that he’d […]

Cinnamon Swirl Cake

Cinnamon Swirl Cake

For Mother’s Day, I tested a couple of different recipe ideas for something special for my mom. She’s pretty awesome. She’s funny, smart, kind, and all the things you’d want in a mom. However, she cannot cook. Like, at all really. It’s not that she’s […]

Buckeye Brownies

Buckeye Brownies

A friend asked me to bake a dessert for a former co-worker’s birthday. I thought about conversations we’ve had about food (he’s 17 but is really into cooking) and remembered how he said one of his favorite things was the Buckeye candies he makes with […]