Salted Carmel and Cream Cheese topped with Walnut + Oat Crumble

Salted Carmel and Cream Cheese topped with Walnut + Oat Crumble

How about a yummy 5 ingredient dessert for your next fall gathering?! And no oven AND only minutes in the skillet?? Are you in?!

Midnight Plum Cobbler w/ a Simple Streusel Topping

Midnight Plum Cobbler w/ a Simple Streusel Topping

I’m not sure it can get any simpler than a fresh fruit cobbler and streusel topping. But thanks to one little trick, I think I’ve found a way to make ‘easy’ even easier!

Peach Cobbler Slab Cake

Peach Cobbler Slab Cake

Well, it’s not summer in Oklahoma unless fresh peaches are involved and this recipe makes perfect use of sweet summer peaches!

Fresh (Strawberry + Blackberry) Slab Pie

Fresh (Strawberry + Blackberry) Slab Pie

This Slab Pie is a twist on the Fresh Strawberry Pie my mom is pretty much famous for. Well …. famous in our little circle of the planet. Mom’s Fresh Strawberry Pie recipe originally came from a little 1970’s county extension cookbook (you can check…

Cocoa + Rye Bread Crumb Brownies

Cocoa + Rye Bread Crumb Brownies

You read it right – bread crumb brownies. Ever heard of such a thing?? Well, as weird as these brownies my sound – they actually make perfect sense. Not only are they sensible — they’re CRAZY tasty.

Cheesecake Stuffed Banana Bread

Cheesecake Stuffed Banana Bread

Can you relate to my banana dilemma? Seems like I so much as bring them home that they start getting speckled. Within hours of spotting the first speckle the kids consider them overripe and they won’t touch them “with a 10-foot pole” (as my mom…

Turkish Delight Cake

Turkish Delight Cake

Thanks to a recent Chronicles of Narnia themed school party (and signing up to bring a dessert), I was inspired to create this “Turkish Delight Cake”. But I can’t take all of the creative credit – here’s how it went down: 

My New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

My New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

“I’ve never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn’t like”? Chewy, crisp, cakey, thin — doesn’t matter as long as there’s chocolate involved?! Well, I love a good chocolate chip cookie – but I prefer a great chocolate chip cookie … don’t you? My favorite…

Washington Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Washington Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Oh my. Cherry Upside-Down Cake. You really must taste it. People often ask me – “why ‘Food for a Year’? Do you make meal plans? Do you show people how to store up enough food for a year?”….  I think this recipe a good way…

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies + Caramel M&M’s

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies + Caramel M&M’s

One of my all-time favorite cookie recipes just got even better. This triple chocolate chocolate chip cookie was made for caramel M&M’s! 

BEST NYC Sweets, 6 Bakeries in 4 Days

BEST NYC Sweets, 6 Bakeries in 4 Days

While visiting NYC (for the first time ever) last week, I checked out a list of bakeries. In all, hubby & I visited 6 bakeries and tasted 15 cookies, 3 macaroons, 2 scones, one muffin, 7 cupcakes, 1 slab cake and a bowl of banana…

Cookies & Cream Slab Cake

Cookies & Cream Slab Cake

We just celebrated the 13th birthday of my middle boy and as the tradition in our family goes, I take requests and suggestions for Birthday Cake flavors. After much discussion and many rejected ideas (momma always had final say, hah!), Brod and I settled on…