Spiced Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Did you know that a box of Harris Teeter butter offers a great recipe for chocolate chip cookies? It’s amazing what’s out there if you just look. Who knew that of all the chocolate chip cookie recipes, this one would provide such a soft, rich and chewy outcome. It’s also a basic recipe so you…

Happy Thanksgiving: Desserts!

Last weekend our plans for Thanksgiving got turned inside out and upside down. We were going to go back to North Carolina. Then maybe California. Then definitely Ohio. Then none of the above. Then we decided to stay put, avoid ridiculously expensive airline tickets and long drives. We discovered that several of our friends were…

Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie

After I finished making the pumpkin pie, I had about cup or more of the pumpkin filling left. Feel creative, I put together the following: Ingredients Pumpkin pie filling (see pumpkin pie recipe) 1/2 bag of mini chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 1/2 packages of graham crackers 1/4 cup sugar 5 T. butter,…

Coconut Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Bars

Do you think that’s a long enough title? This is a two-bowl wonder treat! I’m glad this was the third and final recipe of the weekend cook-off since it turned out to be the easiest, not to mention delicious! Ingredients Recipe courtesy of Everbody Likes Sandwiches 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup…

Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Cranberry Pecan Cookies

This afternoon four girlfriends and I are taking a roadtrip down to my hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina to celebrate wedding shower #2! After emailing them a reminder of when and where to meet, I got an email back from my M.O.H. (maid of honor) asking, “More important question… what baked goods will you have…

More Than Just A Cookie

Chocolate and Aretha Franklin – those are a few of my favorite things. And on a perfect, thunderstormy summer Sunday afternoon (another one of my favorite things), I baked cookies and sang R-E-S-P-E-C-T loud and clear! But I wasn’t baking just any cookie. It’s a staple in bakeries everywhere: chocolate chip cookies. This all started…

Banana Chocolate Chip Nut Muffins

After perusing the web for a while, I combined a variety of recipes to create this one. They all offered similar ingredients and measurements, so today there’s not one link I can send you too. A few recipes said to add a tablespoon of fresh ground coffee or several tablespoons of peanut butter — so…