Ingredient: vanilla extract

Mocha Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Mocha Cinnamon Bread Pudding

So, I was totally late to the world of bread pudding, it just wasn’t something my family made when I was growing up. However, I do remember the first time I tried it. I was working at a hotel in Downtown Fort Worth and it…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Have you ever wondered who first combined chocolate and peanut butter? Well as far as I can tell from my google search no one really knows for sure who was the first to pair the two. The first peanut butter cup weren’t very popular since…

White Chocolate Raspberry Bread

White Chocolate Raspberry Bread

Some flavors just go together. White chocolate and raspberries are two that definitely work. So I decided to make it into an easy to make treat. And since this is made into a breakfast bread you have an excuse to eat it first thing in…

Apple Pie Cheesecake Egg Rolls

Apple Pie Cheesecake Egg Rolls

What is an apple pie cheesecake egg roll? Basically, it’s a deep-fried slice of apple pie deliciousness combined with creamy cheesecake dipped in caramel sauce! Sounds amazing doesn’t it, and it’s easier than you’d think.  Apple Pie Filling We’re going to start by making the…

White chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies

White chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies

Sometimes ideas come to us in strange ways. For instance this recipe idea came to me because I was cleaning out my pantry. Basically I found half a container of whole oats along with a partial bag of white chocolate and some dried cranberries I…

Circus Animal Marshmallow Squares

Circus Animal Marshmallow Squares

One of my favorite things as a kid and honestly still is are marshmallow crispy treats. They’re just the perfect combination of gooey marshmallows and crispy rice cereal. I also loved circus animal cookies, I mean cookies covered in pink and white sugariness then sprinkles!…

Blood Orange and Vanilla Sorbet

Blood Orange and Vanilla Sorbet

Here in Texas it gets hot, really hot, like 102 degrees hot. And with the kind of humidity that makes standing in the shade a sweaty frizzy haired experience. When summer hits I start to crave things cold and citrusy, they’re just so refreshing and…

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have made a lot of mistakes in the kitchen over the years, I mean A LOT. One of the first major mistakes I remember is using salt in place of sugar in chocolate chip cookies. My only defense is I was 13 at the…