17 February 2010

Chocolate Chip Pan Cookies.

I needed to whip up something quick tonight because we are having a dinner guest. I had everything for chocolate chip cookies. When I really thought about it, I couldn't remember ever making plain chocolate chip cookies. I've always thrown in something else to jazz them up. Tonight I decided to make chocolate chip pan cookies (the extra baking time gave me time to finish up things for dinner and general tidying around the house).

Yummy! Why haven't I made these before? So simple and delicious! (Recipe from Toll House.)

15 February 2010

Valentine's Day baking spree.

On Valentine's Day morning, I wanted to surprise T with pancakes and bacon. As often as I bake and have made waffles from scratch, I've never made pancakes from scratch. I admit, I just use Bisquick. I awoke to realize that we were out! eep!

I'm a smart girl, so I pulled out my very first cookbook, Betty Crocker Cookbook, Everything You Need to Know to Cook, 8th Edition. I have to say, they are the best pancakes I've ever had. Light and fluffy... usually pancakes sit like a brick in my tummy.

We spent the day outside and made this delicious lasagna from Ina Garten for dinner. It's so good. I've been nibbling at it all day.

Today I made cupcakes to take to work. They are Orange Glow Chiffon Cupcakes with butter cream icing. The cake recipe is from one of the cookbooks I received for Christmas and have mentioned before, Rose's Heavenly Cakes by Rose Levy Beranbaum. It's a light spongy cake and the orange flavor is wonderful.

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day!

07 February 2010

Super Bowl Sunday treats!

Baked onion rings from Weight Watchers - Hit The Spot cookbook. Yum!

Chocolate Chip Marble Bundt Cake from one of my favorite blogs, Piece of Cake: Freshly Baked Stories, Recipes and Photos. Great blog and a great recipe (that she adapted from Buttercake Bakery and the Los Angeles Times)!

02 February 2010


I actually made these the first week of the year, but they were eaten so quickly that I didn't get a change to snap a photograph. I made them again tonight because I love how light they are and how they make the whole house smell delicious.