There’s a bit of story and history behind these Gluten-Free Peppermint Bark Brownies… I first made Peppermint Bark Brownies way back in 2006 in the early days of Cafe Johnsonia. Back then CJ was called Just Recipes. That was a very long time ago in blog years! The idea for the brownies came from my friend, Tania, who brought me dinner after my second baby was born. Along with a delicious soup, she also included […]
For a long time, I said that Honeycrisp apples were my very favorite. And then I had an Autumn Glory apple. Then I had another. And another. And another. And then I couldn’t stop eating them. You might be saying, “Autumn Glory? Never heard of them.” That’s because they are a new-ish variety of apple – a cross between Fuji and Golden Delicious apples, two other favorite varieties of mine. Have you ever had an […]
This post is sponsored by Pamela’s Products as part of an on-going partnership. I’m so happy to be a Baking Partner again in 2015! School started today, and both my husband and I are beside ourselves with joy. Ha! We had a great summer, but there’s always that little sigh of relief when we get back to normally scheduled programming, i.e. school. Boy, has it been quiet this morning! Even though school is back in […]
A long, long time ago when I was a little girl, my mother’s good friend brought us a plate of Root Beer Cookies. Clearly it was a memorable day because since then I have personally made these cookies probably a hundred times. They are one of my family’s favorite cookies now that I have children of my own. My son asks for them more than any other cookies. I originally posted this Root Beer […]
Being a mom to young kids, I am fond of non-alcholic cocktails and mixed drinks. I particularly like a nice, cold Shirley Temple, especially when it’s warm outside. A Shirley Temple can be made with ginger ale, 7-Up, or Sprite. It may or may not contain orange juice. Grenadine provides the lovely pink color, and a maraschino cherry tops it off. My Shirley Temple cocktails usually consist of Sprite (my favorite) and maraschino cherry juice/brine rather […]
A new version of my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake made with a doctored cake mix and filled with a delicious, easy-to-make peanut butter mousse, and frosted with rich fudge icing. I can never quite decide how I want to make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. As there are no written laws, it make baking all the more fun. It’s very hard to go wrong with the classic peanut butter and chocolate combo, am I right? […]
If you’ve ever had Lion House Rolls…you know how good they are! I like to make refrigerator rolls during the holidays because I can make them ahead of time and bake them when I’m ready. I’ve adapted my version of this recipe for Lion House rolls from the Lion House Recipes Cookbook. Check out my post on How To Make Refrigerator Rolls for step-by-step photos plus tips and tricks for the best rolls ever.