Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Oh hey. It’s been a year and half, but I didn’t forget you She Cooks Up Nice. I just bought a 100 year old home and restored it. And taught 100 kids how to read and write. And recycled about 7 years worth of recipes. But I’m back and badder than ever! Advertisements

Lemon-Coconut Cake

I love my husband more than anything. And so I poured my heart and soul into making him a birthday cake with style (just like him). This is the result of that love and hours of work. Make this cake when you want to impress someone. I had it last Christmas at my Aunt Zoe’s…

Raspberry and White Chocolate Scones

I am finally settled in my NEW apartment in Massachusetts with my HUGE kitchen. The hubs and I can both be in the kitchen at the same time! It has a dishwasher! I have a pantry I can walk in! The fridge is huge and has a water dispenser! Goodness gracious! At night I just…

Key Lime Pie

My husband loves key lime pie and I love my husband, so for Valentine’s Day I decided to bake him a key lime pie. Plus, we just decided to book a vacation in Key West so it seemed like the perfect sweet to make. I’ll be honest with you, I had never eaten key lime…

Chocolate Stout and Bailey’s Irish Cream Cupcakes

For a variety of reasons, I’m starting to develop the mindset that more Christmas gifts should be homemade. I know it’s ambitious and perhaps considered odd in today’s day and age…but I’m thinking within a few years I may try to make most of my own gifts. That being said, this Christmas I did some…

Lemon Buttermilk Cake

This is an excellent cake for when you have company over, or, if you have more English sensibilities, with an afternoon tea. It could also be a delicious dessert, perhaps with some vanilla or pistachio ice cream. It went so quickly that I did not even get a picture of it until half was already…

Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins

I made these delicious muffins the other day. Nothing makes you homesick like Momma’s muffin recipe! Just switch out whatever fruit or chocolate you desire. So good you’ll hide them in the fridge when guests come over…

Dough Donut

I have no recipe for these amazing donuts at Dough, but I sure would love to know how to make these. They are unbelievable. They definitely seem more yeasty/bready than other donuts I have eaten. This is art.

Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Squares

Sorry it’s been so long since I posted. I have some recipes back-logged I will try to catch up on! So my amazingly thin sister-in-law is also an amazingly awesome baker…how does this happen??? Fortunately, I’m an amazingly awesome eater so it creates this lovely triangle of baking input and output. Hubs and I visited…

Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

I am going to go right ahead and pat myself on the back: I’ve outdone myself.  Yesterday was a typical March day in New England. (Freezing rain, driving wind, general malaise.) To lift the spirits, I set up my crock-pot with some pulled pork for dinner. Then I decided to eat dessert first, and turned…

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Last weekend I made muffins with white chocolate bits and dried cranberries. They were delicious! I just adapted my apple cinnamon walnut muffin recipe. I still had half a bag of both the craisins and white chocolate bits so I figured I might as well make cookies! I knew they would be extra good during…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Dear readers, I’m not sure what happened, but it seems this sweet recipe from February got lost in the crowd and never posted. I just came across it in my drafts folder. So, without further ado, here is a belated recipe for vanilla bean cupcakes, from scratch: Well, it was someone’s birthday yesterday (okay, it…

Brownies

Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies baked in an 8X8 pan so they are nice and thick with walnuts added in…. ‘Nuff said.

Nikki’s Wedding Cake

I just had to post this beautiful cake made by Nikki’s new father-in-law. It was a spice cake with buttercream frosting with sugar snowflakes and crystalized sugar in the frosting so it sparkled. He used purple accents to match Nicole’s theme color. What an amazing gift. With his talents as a chef and her mother-in-law’s…

Fall Bridal Shower Brunch

This weekend we celebrated my sister’s upcoming wedding with a fall bridal shower brunch. What a great day it was for the beautiful bride-to-be!