Tiramisu Cake

Featuring layers of white cake brushed with coffee and a hint of dark rum, this Tiramisu Cake is a new favorite in our house!

Featuring layers of white cake brushed with coffee and a hint of rum, this Tiramisu Cake is a new favorite in our house!Raise your hand if you’re a coffee addict.  If you just like a good cup of joe, then you can keep your hand down.  Mom-in-law, you can keep your hand raised.  My mother-in-law has been staying with us a good bit lately, and she loves coffee.  I’m talking like 6-7 cups a day.  In her defense, she does switch to decaf somewhere around 4pm, but holy cow!Continue Reading »

Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels

Skip the mall food court and make these Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels at home!

Skip the mall food court and make these Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels at home!We were wandering through the mall the other day, and we happened to come within 100 250 500 yards of one of those soft pretzels places.  I swear those places secretly vent their ovens straight into the air ducts for the entire mall.  There I am.  Just walking along minding my own business.  Then all of a sudden *boom*.  The sweet smell of melted butter + cinnamon and sugar hits me in the face.  And then I had the urge to go get some Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels.Continue Reading »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Nothing beats a good book, a roaring fire and a fresh batch of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies!

Nothing beats a good book, a roaring fire and a fresh batch of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies!Are you guys over the holiday hangover yet?  Have you settled back into your old (or new?) routine?  With the wacky weather we’ve had here in upstate New York this year, it’s barely felt like winter.  I finally had to dig the snow shovels out about 2 weeks ago.  Granted, we only had about 2-3 inches of icy snow, but I had to clear a spot in the backyard for the dogs.  I was out there at 7am in a bathrobe and slippers shoveling a path in the backyard.  But I don’t mind it too much as I don’t have to walk out there barefoot barepaw like the dogs.Continue Reading »

Mimosa Cupcakes

Topped with a festive champagne buttercream,
these Mimosa Cupcakes are an excellent way to ring in the new year!

Topped with a festive champagne buttercream, these Mimosa Cupcakes are an excellent way to ring in the new year!To steal one of my wife’s favorite sayings, “I’ll have a mimosa, hold the orange juice.”  Since mimosas are comprised of only orange juice and champagne…yeah, you get the point.

Do you guys ever bust out a bottle of champagne to celebrate something fun?  Maybe it was a promotion at work…or maybe you won the lottery…or maybe it’s a day ending in “y”.  No matter the reason, it’s always fun to pop the cork on a bottle of the bubbly and celebrate in style!  Continue Reading »