8 Fantastic Desserts for Thanksgiving

Finish off your Thanksgiving feast with one — or more — of these delicious desserts! You know the old adage, “So many desserts, so little time.” It’s true, of course. It’s so hard to choose just one dessert to make for Thanksgiving. Even though we often have only eight people which would maybe need a […]

Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Enjoy salted toffee, chocolate-y goodness with these Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies. They are perfect for gift giving — or hoarding them all to yourself. Over the years, in my efforts to step away from the grocery store cookie and cracker aisle and lean on more real food, I’ve been experimenting with baking more stuff myself […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Got bananas and chocolate? Then you’ve got the makings for a wonderful snack. Or breakfast. Or dessert. Make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread! I never heard of Chocolate Chip Banana Bread until college. It was a “new thing” in 1990. What can I say? We didn’t have the internet back then. One always knew when Chocolate […]

How to Make a Fruit Cobbler Easy Peasy

Enjoy all the luscious summer fruits available by baking them into a Fruit Cobbler. This one with a luscious lemon biscuit topping is a winner! Despite the warm temps of summer, I love baking with summer fruit. Whether it’s a pie like this mixed berry pie, a batch of scones like these chocolate strawberry scones […]

Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake

Feed a crowd easily with this Easy Chocolate Cake studded with almonds and scented with cinnamon. It comes together quicker than a mix cake and tastes amazing! You want to know how to be the hit of the party at your next potluck event? Take this cake. Seriously. It takes less than half an hour […]

Coconut Berry Salad Recipe

Enjoy in-season berries in this deliciously simple Coconut Berry Salad that can be madeĀ in just minutes. It’s the perfect healthy dessert to serve all spring and summer. Berry season has arrived here in California. Last week the kids and I joined some friends for our annual strawberry picking adventure. While the berries aren’t cheap, they’re […]

Cranberry-Orange Scones to Bake Someone Happy

Bake someone happy with these easy Cranberry-Orange Scones. Sweet cranberries, orange zest, and whole wheat pastry flour, not to mention ample butter, make for a divine weekend treat! Scones are kind of my thing. I can’t remember ever having them as a child, but once I grew up and went to college in Santa Barbara, […]

Whole Wheat Aebleskiver Recipe

Whole Wheat Aebleskiver Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

Enjoy a traditional Danish treat when you make Aebleskiver with raspberry sauce. This simple recipe includes whole wheat flour and vanilla to enhance the “pancake puffs”. When I was a kid, one of our regular family outings was a trip to Solvang, California. It’s a little tourist town, inspired by Danish culture. Whenever relatives came […]