• Pumpkin Espresso Bundt

    Pumpkin + Espresso makes me a happy girl.  And yes, I know it is only September but in my world it is pumpkin time.  I mean honestly it is pumpkin time all the time to me but I can at least now post it and it seem somewhat “normal”. Pumpkin, please I love pumpkin anything and everything, and I can eat pumpkin anytime, especially this bundt cake.  The pumpkin makes the bundt cake super moist without making it heavy and then with the addition of the pumpkin pie spice gives it just the right amount of warmth in each bite. If you didn’t want to use the pumpkin pie spice you…

  • Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Bundt

    It is time for Pumpkin and this Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Bundt cake is the perfect pumpkin treat. OK…I know it is ONLY August 20th but I am SO READY for everything Fall.  I am ready for cooler weather, sweaters, booties and Pumpkin Spice anything and everything.   Pumpkin & Chocolate…Together? I’m in love with pumpkin and I L.O.V.E. dark chocolate even more  and I love them together.  I first had this combo last fall in a muffin, and it was so good I decided to run with it in a bundt cake.   I love the spice and the chocolate together.  The bitterness of the dark chocolate really helps to…

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars

    Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!!  To celebrate lets talk about my new favorite bars…Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars!! All in one I am a big fan of a good dessert bar.  I love lemon bars, blondies,  brownies … really any bar.  As many bars as I have made over the years I have a new favorite it… Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars. I am a big, big fan of brownies and an even bigger fan of chocolate chip cookies so I decided I had to put them together into one bar so I didn’t have to choose between the 2 anymore.   Each bite has the perfect bit of fudgy brownie…

  • Salted Caramel Sauce

    Lets be real honest…is there anything much better than a rich and creamy Salted Caramel Sauce?  Not in my world!!  Even better lets pair it with BROWNIES!! All for my Mary, Mary… My sweet sis-in-love’s birthday was last week and all she asked for was Salted Caramel Brownies and her favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe coming soon).    Literally that is all she wanted, it was not all she got but that is all she asked for…I just love that girl. You can do this…. In order to make her brownies extra, extra special I decided to make my favorite Salted Caramel Sauce.  This may sound a little crazy but…

  • Pumpkin & Espresso have never been so good

    OK I know Thanksgiving is just a few days away, but I have one more pumpkin recipe that is a MUST MAKE.  This bundt cake will be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving week. Pumpkin, please I love pumpkin anything and everything, and I can eat pumpkin anytime, especially this bundt cake.  The pumpkin makes the bundt cake super moist without making it heavy and then with the addition of the pumpkin pie spice gives it just the right amount of warmth in each bite. If you didn’t want to use the pumpkin pie spice you could use just cinnamon, making it a little more year round friendly. Yes you read…

  • My new FAVORITE Brookie

    Ever since Brookies came onto the scene a few years back I have been LOVING them.  There is just something so yummy about bringing together 2 of my favorites, brownies and chocolate chip cookies. A little something extra As much as I love the traditional brookie I wanted to add in a little something extra…some caramel.  Now I could have just used some salted caramel sauce or caramel candy but I thought rolo’s would really put these brookies over the top. The rolo candy not only adds in a little caramel but also an extra bit of chocolate making these brookies truly something to remember.   Even the batter looks…

  • my favorite bread pudding

    My dad and I are HUGE fans of bread pudding.  Since I was a little girl I have always loved bread pudding.  I have tried many over the years but there is one that is my favorite.  I love the White Chocolate Bread Pudding from Ruggles Green here in Houston.  If you ever make it here…you have to go there!! It starts with the bread For a bread pudding to be AMAZING it starts with the bread.  For this recipe I went with a brioche.  It is a rich and buttery bread that absorbs the custard while not falling apart. I was not planning on making this bread pudding but I…

  • a bundt cake to remember

    Valentines is one of those Holidays that not only celebrates the love of your life but it also celebrates dessert.  Most typically chocolate desserts are on the menu, but for The Hubby chocolate is not what his heart desires.  He loves caramel anything so I thought to bring two favorites together.  Caramel & Cake.  Can it get any better? Caramel & Bundt = Perfection This year I decided to make a bundt cake. I just love a rich & buttery bundt cake and when paired with caramel it becomes AMAZING!!  I also love how pretty this bundt cake is.   Without any topping at all the cake is already pretty, especially when you use…

  • Pumpkin +Caramel = Perfect Fall Brownies

    November is finally here and everything Fall is filling our homes and feeds on social media.  I don’t know about you but between the political posts and the pumpkin posts that is about all I have seen.  Well I don’t have anything political to share with you but I do have a pumpkin post for you.  Don’t worry though it has chocolate too, so I hope thats ok. Pumpkin Brownies? Yep, you read that right…we are making Pumpkin Brownies today.  I love baking with pumpkin.  It adds so much moisture without all the fat of butter or oil and without altering the taste.  If you are trying to lighten a…

  • in honor of all their hard work

    Are you watching the Olympics?  I am pretty sure I have watched more rowing and beach volleyball in the last 2 days than I have ever seen in all my life.  Of course I have also watched a ton of gymnastics and swimming.  I just love the swimming. I have to tell you though, I get tired just watching them.  Yes, just watching them on TV I feel as if I swam a 800 fly.  Yes that was me speaking swim. Honoring them… I love hearing all the stories about how the athletes got where they are now.  Some started at such a young age while others jumped into their sport…