TWD- Cocoa-nana Bread

I've been wanting to make this recipe for a while. I love banana bread, and at first glance, I didn't think banana and chocolate was such a weird combination.Plenty of people did, however. Banana splits? Chocolate-covered bananas? It's not that out-there. This banana bread is heavy on the chocolate (1 cup cocoa plus chocolate chips) … Continue reading TWD- Cocoa-nana Bread


CS- Red Velvet Cake

Ok, I think I missed last month's Cake Slice Bakers' cake. This month was Red Velvet, one of my favorite flavors of cake. I halved the recipe and made cupcakes as between this and TWD, we're up to our eyeballs in desserts (thank goodness we have visitors!)Did anyone else miss where in the recipe instructions … Continue reading CS- Red Velvet Cake

TWD- Chocolate Oatmeal Almost Candy Bars

Have to make this quick as the baby is starting to cry upstairs. This week's recipe was for yummy oatmeal, chocolate bars. I left out the peanuts since I forgot to get them when I went to the store and it was raining cats and dogs today. Crazy.The base is an oatmeal cookie-type crust, topped … Continue reading TWD- Chocolate Oatmeal Almost Candy Bars


Chicken Croissants

After having our third monkey, several people were kind enough to bring us dinner. One dinner in particular was a huge hit at our house. I asked the preparer for the recipe. Once I got it, my husband asked me to make it that night and several times since. These are refrigerated crescent rolls filled … Continue reading Chicken Croissants


Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

The ultimate comfort food, chicken noodle soup is something I've missed the past couple years. Small children, in our family, are not fans of soup. But recently, our oldest daughter has taken to eating soup, and our younger daughter likes to do the same things as her sister. Voila! Soup eaters!I found this recipe in … Continue reading Quick Chicken Noodle Soup


Brownie Pudding

Do you have Souplantation (in other places called Sweet Tomatoes) where you live? I hope so. I first went there years ago and I thought, "What? Eight bucks for a salad bar? No, thanks!" Then when my brother and I lived together in Los Angeles, we would go together and I started loving it. Now, … Continue reading Brownie Pudding


TWD- Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake

Holy cow! Has it really been this long since I've posted TWD?!! I feel completely out of the loop! I'm not so out of the loop, however, that I didn't vote for the birthday recipe! I will choose cake over most desserts, but especially over fruit-pastry desserts. :)This Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday cake is so easy- the … Continue reading TWD- Cocoa-Buttermilk Birthday Cake