Surprise Cupcakes


Kid-friendly cupcakes Surprise cupcakes have been around since I was a child, but I usually let somebody else make them. I do, however, like this tried-and-true recipe.  Kids always enjoy these cupcakes. The boy who is living in my house likes it, too. You can have these out of the oven in under an hour. Mix up the chocolate part and then mix up the “surprise” cream cheese filling. The recipe calls for chocolate chips … Read more

Miriam’s Chocolate Chip Squares

chocolate chip bars

Recipe origin for chocolate chip squares There’s a teenage boy living at my house and I’m back in the kitchen, cooking and baking like I used to when my guys were home. The other day I tried my hand at this recipe. Said boy hinted strongly when he left for school that morning that more blueberry muffins and some cookies would make a nice after-school snack. This recipe for chocolate chip squares comes from the … Read more

Mocha Oreo Cheesecake Dessert

The dessert If you’re a fan of chocolate, coffee, and cheesecake, you’ll enjoy this easy Mocha Oreo Cheesecake dessert. Fix it a day  or two ahead and put it into the freezer. You’ll need 15 minutes out of the freezer before you want to serve. The ingredients are simple: Oreo cookies, butter, cream cheese, coffee, sweetened condensed milk, whipped cream and vanilla. Putting this Mocha Oreo Cheesecake together is easier than assembling the ingredients. It’s … Read more

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

chocolate syrup

Chocolate made For this homemade chocolate syrup, you only need two ingredients. I  learned all about this from my great-niece, Emma,  who informed me that, even though this syrup is “not really healthy”, it’s worth every bite. Then she showed me how. Real butter and chocolate chips. Oh, you’ll want some ice cream to go with the finished product, of course! Emma informed me that her mom got the recipe from our mutual friend Anna. … Read more

Candy Cane Cookies

candy cane

Candy canes! Candy cane cookies are a tradition from my growing-up years and beyond. You can make your own candy canes for the holidays – cookies that look and taste like true candy canes! This is one of the recipes that my sisters use for their Christmas baking. I’ve made them a few times with my kids and decided it’s time to bring out this recipe again. You can mix the dough up the night … Read more