Mini Pecan Pies

Yes, more pecans. But, it is pecan season after all. I made these as a little anniversary treat for Quinn. (We celebrated 6 lovely...

Pecan Muffins

I woke up earlier than usual this morning and decided to take advantage of the extra time by whipping up something for breakfast. I...

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Another birthday, another cheesecake. For my brother-in-law Jim’s birthday, I scoured countless recipes until I happened upon this recipe involving one of his favorite...

Butter Pecan Turtle Bars have so many delicious layers - shortbread, caramel, pecans, and chocolate. 100% irresistible! - Bake or Break

Butter Pecan Turtle Bars

I first shared this recipe for Butter Pecan Turtle Bars with you way back in 2006. As of July 2017, I’ve updated both the...

This simple Cinnamon Swirl Bread is perfect for breakfast, a coffee break, or even dessert! - Bake or Break

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

I’ve long had a love of baking quick breads. I love their simplicity and versatility, not to mention that they make great homemade gifts....

These Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed with plenty of chocolate chips, hazelnuts, and a special adults-only ingredients for some seriously amazing flavor. - Bake or Break

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

As much as I love classic chocolate chip cookies, I’m always eager to try something that makes them a bit different. In the case...

Mix Review:  Barefoot Contessa Outrageous Brownies

Mix Review: Barefoot Contessa Outrageous Brownies

I picked up a box of Ina’s brownie mix during our recent travels. I had been wanting to try out a brownie mix for...

Chocolate Chip Date Nut Cookies are jam-packed with so much flavor! There is also plenty of crunch and a wonderful soft texture. - Bake or Break

Chocolate Chip Date Nut Cookies

An alternate name for these cookies would be Cleaning out the Pantry Cookies because that’s basically what I did. I was staring at my...

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins offer double the chocolate for a sweet morning treat or snack. - Bake or Break

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

The beauty of muffins is their versatility. Sure, the obvious choice is to enjoy them for breakfast. But, they’re also a great afternoon snack...

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cheesecake

I have become famous, or perhaps infamous, in my family for cheesecakes. For every occasion, they can somehow justify serving cheesecake. I actually enjoy...