Who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie?! I've never had one I didn't like, but everyone has their favorite recipe, right? Mine is this one. A perfectly golden, crispy edge with a gooey, soft middle that just melts in your mouth. The trick I've learned is letting the dough rest overnight in the fridge. It really makes all the difference in the world. It's a little hard to wait that long especially if you're like me and want chocolate chip cookies right away, but it's totally worth it. I promise! The ingredients have a chance to blend together making the cookies more flavorful. Also I used mini chocolate chips, instead of the regular size. I think using mini chips gives you that chocolatey bite in every mouthful (which I love!). I've made a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes each always a little different, but after making this one I finally found a recipe that's here to stay!
Last week my sister, Chira, posted a picture of S'mores Cupcakes on her Facebook page. It was my nephew, Evan's, 10th birthday, and Chira made them to bring to Evan's classroom to celebrate. S'mores are one of my favorite desserts. I love the combo of graham crackers, melted chocolate and gooey marshmallow. They are such a staple dessert in the summer. These cupcakes are a nice alternative when you can't toast the marshmallow outside over a fire. For these cupcakes, you have a chocolate cupcake topped with fluffy marshmallow frosting and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.
Joanna Gaines Lemon Pie recipe is by far one of the best recipes I've made to date. I came across it while skimming through the Magnolia magazine last spring, and I instantly knew this was the dessert I was making for Easter dinner. I'm so glad I did because this dish was a hit! It's light, refreshing and so easy to make. The rustic simplicity of this pie is stunning. There's something I love about recipes that are simple to make and require only a handful of ingredients. They're the recipes that come out unbelievably good, and the ones I make over and over again.
Bananas are a staple on our weekly grocery list. Lance and I can't get enough of them, but some weeks we have a few that go brown, and we'll toss them in the freezer to save for when we make our favorite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. We've made this banana bread recipe a lot! It's SO good with the chocolate chips, and I'm a huge fan of walnuts - so I always add them in when I have them, but we've made the banana bread without walnuts as well. The best part is the bites of thinly sliced bananas you get throughout the bread. There's something about banana and chocolate together that I absolutely love.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and I usually make a special dessert. Whether it's cheesecake, chocolate covered strawberry's or sugar cookies, I love having a treat to look forward to while celebrating. This year, I thought dressing up sugar cookies would be really fun to make, especially since I saw these cute Valentine's [...]
Lately one of my most favorite things to make are cookies. I'm not sure if it's because I'm getting into the holiday spirit or I just love trying different cookie recipes out. So far this holiday season I've made my all time favorite, Peanut Butter Blossoms, but I wanted to try a recipe that I've [...]