Thursday, November 19, 2015

Junior Mint Truffle Brownies

What a minty treat this is! After serving these at work, I was told "these brownies are absolutely the best thing ever. They are as if a brownie and a thin mint had a baby. I cannot get over how good they are!" I can't argue with that. This a great mint and chocolate combo that will make you come back for more.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

#11 Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Ben & Jerry's has a Limited Batch flavor that I never seem to see disappear, Pumpkin Cheesecake. Is it any wonder? How can you argue with Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream with a Graham Cracker Swirl? This cookie is also a "Limited Batch" because the necessary Pumpkin Spice pudding is only available in stores during the Fall. So, get them while you can! Pair it with some Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream...a match made in heaven.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Pumpkin Muffins

Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger...all of the spices of Fall. Along with the spices, come the pumpkins and squash! Although considered a "SUPER FOOD," I find that the only tastes of pumpkin are being experienced through a special ordered latte at the coffee shop. This is a recipe that isn't too sweet and allows the pumpkin flavor to shine through the complimenting spices. These are great alone, with a little honey or just a good swipe of butter.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Moist Banana Bread

I love making banana bread because it makes the whole house smell amazing!! I've made several loves of banana bread in my days and this is the closest I've come to the same as my grandmother bakes (maybe it's in her water because mine is baked with love too). This recipe has no added sugar; it relies solely  on the sweetness of ripe bananas, so eat up everyone!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Black Forest Cupcakes

Cherries and chocolate were practically made for each other. When I was brainstorming for this treat, the only thing i could thin of with chocolate and cherries are those tooth-hurtingly sweet Cordial Cherries that are popular around the holidays. Rave reviews on these at the office (especially the frosting)! The cupcakes are moist and packed with a cherry surprise and the frosting is whipped to perfection. This is a recipe to keep bookmarked.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Two-faced Cookies

A cookie that covers the best of both worlds! I consider this similar to the Uh-Oh Oreos...oops I combined two cookies! Good luck trying to decide which side to eat or dip first! Maybe we should flip a coin like Tommy Lee Jones or Aaron Eckhart playing Harvey Dent (a.k.a. Two-Face) in the Batman films?

Applesauce Cupcakes

My grandma has a stashed recipe for applesauce cake that is very similar to this one. This is a very moist cake that has optional raisins and pecans throughout; I don't recommend removing either because they add great texture to the cake. Take a bite, "Oh hello pecan!" It also doesn't get any better than topping the cake with classic cream cheese frosting.

Monday, July 20, 2015

#10 Blondie Ambition Bars

Ben & Jerry Cookie #10 Blondie Ambition. "A buttery brown sugar ice cream with blonde brownies and butterscotch toffee flakes." This is my interpretation; a browned-butter toffee blondie. A traditional recipe that is taken up a notch by adding a depth in flavor by browning the butter. Are you drooling yet?  

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Say hello to a new twist (or swirl if you prefer) on a traditional cinnamon roll. This baked treat is packed with the tartness of raspberries and topped off with some sweet icing. Mmm, mmm, good!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Baked Doughnuts

Homer Simpson would be a very happy man. This recipe is really versatile because you can mix in fresh berries, chocolate, etc to create a tasty treat. You can also try a variety of frosting and toppings to make these doughnuts exactly what you need to curb your cravings.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

#9 Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch

Lucky number 9 is Ben and Jerry's Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch. This cookie is very similar to Toffee Bar Crunch, but with a coffee kick. I've often heard that a small amount of coffee amplifies the rich flavor of chocolate, so this cookie is one that you won't need to dip in your morning cup of java.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

#8 Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

It doesn't get much nuttier than this! Based upon Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream, this cookie takes peanut butter cookies to the next level by incorporating everyone's favorite peanut butter cup. You can feel good about these cookies because peanut butter is a source of protein :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

#7 Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

Here comes the Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream inspired cookie. Berries will be in season very soon, so a strawberry cookie is very appropriate. You get all of the flavors you would expect in a regular cheesecake: sweet fruit, tangy cream cheese and buttery graham cracker. No fork necessary!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

#6 Baked Alaska Cookies

This is a flavor that is available in Ireland and other select countries (not the US). Ben & Jerry's Baked Alaska Ice Cream is vanilla ice cream with a marshmallow swirl  and white chocolatey polar bear shaped chunks. There's no way I can find tiny white chocolate polar bears, so I substituted white chocolate chips. This one was a hit at work ! In my opinion, it looks a lot like the ice cream.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Dark chocolate has been discovered to have a number of healthy benefits. It aids in the healthy function of the heart and brain, can help control blood sugar and pressure and is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients. Some might even refer to dark chocolate a "super food." I know that not everyone enjoys the sometimes bitter taste of dark chocolate, so this cookie is a great way to take in the healthy benefits of dark chocolate with portion control and by making the flavor easier to handle.