Category Archives: Cookies/Bars/Brownies

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

I tried making pumpkin swirl brownies a few years ago, and just wasn’t happy with the results, even after tweaking a recipe several times. They still sounded like a great idea though, so I decided to give them another try with my own version. These Pumpkin Swirl Brownies make a great dessert or snack for fall and winter! Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Blondies

It’s that time of year where we all are thinking about pumpkin-flavored goodies, right?  These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Blondies are definitely a treat! This recipe makes This makes a nice big 9 x 13″ pan full of blondies, and they’re just the thing if you’re looking for an easy dessert to make. They’re moist, chewy, and chocolatey with a yummy cinnamon spicy flavor. These blondies are actually kind of cakey too–a little more cakey than your typical blondie. Continue reading

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies are great any time of the year, but these thick, chewy cookies seem especially tasty on a cold autumn day…especially when they’re warm from the oven! They’re really yummy and have lots of oatmeal in them, along with peanut butter and raisins. So that makes these cookies kind of healthy, right? 🙂 They also have some M&M’s and chocolate chips…I used dark Continue reading

Candy Corn M&M’s Crispy Treats

Crispy treats are great, and I think they’re even better when you make them with extra add-ins! Last winter, I made some Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Crispy Treats which were really good, so I thought I’d try an autumn version with candy corn. I found this recipe at MyRecipes.com which had both candy corn and M&M’s. I thought I’d add some chopped peanuts too, since I like the candy corn-chocolate-peanut combination (you could use cashews instead of peanuts, if you like). Continue reading

Triple-Chip Chocolate Cookies

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! I’m reviewing a new cookbook, Two Peas & Their Pod: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen, and I’m also having a giveaway for two copies—2 winners will each receive a copy! Continue reading below for details on how to enter the giveaway! 

These Triple-Chip Chocolate Cookies are a chocolate-lover’s dream—just one of the many amazing recipes that you’ll find in the new cookbook, Two Peas & Their Pod: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen (Hardcover, Grand Central Publishing). This cookbook is authored by well-known food blogger Maria Lichty, creator of the very popular Two Peas & Their Pod. She and her husband Josh started the blog after friends and family asked for the recipes that they used to cater their own wedding! Maria mentions in her introduction that being in the kitchen is “our happy place,” and you can tell that’s true by the delicious recipes in this cookbook! There’s a total of 115 recipes and lots of beautiful full-color photos. Continue reading