Classic M&M Cookie Bars

mandm-cookie-bars-02

I made a batch of simple and classic M&M cookie bars for Matt’s birthday to go along with some homemade birthday cake ice cream.  I find myself preferring to make cookie bars over regular cookies.  It’s just so much easier to get a thicker cookie without having to worry about them spreading out too much…

Read More »

Homemade Birthday Cake Ice Cream

how-to-make-birthday-cake-batter-ice-cream-03

Matt turned 34 last week and when I asked him what he’d like for his special birthday dessert, he asked me to surprise him.  His only requirement was that it included some kind of homemade ice cream.  I decided to go very classic birthday, which to me means lots of fun colors!  I whipped up…

Read More »

An Embarrassing Shameful Dessert

shameful-embarrassing-cool-whip-pudding-dessert-02

Ugh, just don’t even look at this post.  Seriously, you can just pass this one right on by and I won’t mind, really.  See you next time! Oh, you’re still here?  Okay, well don’t say I didn’t warn you… This is one of those recipes that’s not really a recipe.  It’s one of those desserts…

Read More »

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

strawberry-vanilla-bean-ice-cream-03

Posting an ice cream recipe in the dead middle of winter seems like a perfectly reasonable and logical thing to do, right? Last fall, Matt went out to do some grocery shopping, and unbeknownst to me, he also had a coupon in his pocket for Bed, Bath, & Beyond.  When he came home, he unloaded…

Read More »

Ooey Gooey Fudge Brownies

gooey-fudge-brownie-recipe-02

You guys, these brownies are kind of insane.  Seriously. We take a break from our usually healthy lifestyle for one meal a week, and for dessert we were craving something chocolatey, fudgy, ooey gooey, and just flat out slap-your-grandma delicious. These.  These delicious brownies fit all of those requirements and then some.

Dark Chocolate Caramel Popcorn (Moose Munch Copycat)

caramel-chocolate-popcorn-moose-munch-recipe-01

I feel like I don’t really need to add words to this post… the pictures speak for themselves.  This dark chocolate caramel popcorn recipe is a copycat of the famous Harry & David Moose Munch.  And if you were wanting to learn just how to make caramel popcorn, you could easily skip the chocolate drizzle…

Read More »

Sinful Saturday – You’re Doing it Right

filet-mignon-roasted-asparagus-hollandaise-1

Many of you are aware of the nutritional debauchery that goes on in our house during a little celebration known as Sinful Sunday. If not, here’s how it goes down:  Matt and I eat a pretty controlled, healthy diet for most of the week.   But one day, usually Sunday, we relax and allow ourselves…

Read More »