Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bourbon and Brown Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bourbon Cookies, Brown Butter Pecan Cookies, Butter PecanThese cookies have bourbon in them.  The alcohol is cooked off while browning the butter, but the flavor remains, making these a truly fantastic chocolate chip cookie.  I know everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe - I have two or three that I can't quite choose between as a favorite - but this version is definitely worth adding to the rotation.

Every time I ask my husband what his favorite cookie, cake, pie, etc, that I've ever made is, he says, "Why do I have to pick a favorite?"  Good point, but I still like to know which recipes he likes better than others and why...

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Salted Peanut Butter Ice Cream and a Better Brownie

Brownies, Fudge Brownies, Chocolate Desserts, Peanut Butter, Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Ice CreamPeanut butter is something I couldn't get enough of throughout my pregnancies, and rarely would a day pass that I didn't have a snack consisting of a banana or apple with peanut butter, or peanut butter toast and a glass of milk.  And now, I have a toddler who loves peanut butter, and has recently discovered how fun it is to dip things in it.  Messy, as you can imagine.

I prefer the all-natural peanut butters with a little salt, and although I used to believe you couldn't bake a decent cookie with all-natural peanut butter (because of the separation of the oil), I've since changed my mind.  It really requires no change other than just a bit more flour in the dough and a good couple of hours to chill to compensate for the thinner consistency of the peanut butter.

Chocolate was my other essential treat while pregnant, specifically those peanut-butter-filled Dove chocolate promises.  So when I made this Salted Peanut Butter Ice Cream, naturally, I had to make some brownies to go with it...

Monday, September 3, 2018

Wedding Vows Pie and a Polkadot Drip Cake

Chocolate Chip Cake, Drip Cake, Polkadot Cake, Cake Decorating, Rosette CakeSaturday was my 4th wedding anniversary - four years married to my amazing husband and best friend, who has become such a wonderful father to our two little boys.  Our life together is everything I ever wanted for a family of my own, and as our relationship has evolved from boyfriend and girlfriend, to newlyweds, to parents, I'm more sure than ever that this is exactly where I want to be.  That he is my person forever.

To celebrate, I made a pie on Friday which we finished over the weekend, and a cake for today, but I'll start with the cake...