Cinnamon Roll Cake

Adapted from Cookin’ Up North Blog.


3 c. flour

1/4 tsp.salt

1 c. sugar

4 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 c. milk

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. butter, melted

1 c. butter, softened

1 c. brown sugar

2 Tbsp. flour

2 Tbsp. cinnamon
Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9×13 pan. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes.

2 c. powdered sugar

5 Tbsp. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

While warm drizzle the glaze over the cake.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t know what’s up with me, but I am in the mood to bake….ok nothing is wrong, this is very typical.  I just need more people to come over to eat so I can keep baking!!

Inspired by a spoonful of peanut butter I ate this morning, I decided to revamp my peanut butter cookie recipe, I think I did pretty well.  You’ll see…I think it is near perfection!

1 cup softened butter

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs (always bake with room temp eggs)

2 tsp vanilla

1  1/2 peanut butter (creamy or chunky will work!)

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp corn starch

1 tsp salt

2 cups chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375


Cream butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla together.  In seperate bowl mix together dry ingredients.  Slowly incorporate the dry into the wet ingredients. Add chocolate chips.  Drop spoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheets.  Bake no longer than 9 minutes.

Even with eating a “little” dough….this made over 4 dozen cookies.



Mom’s Blackberry Cobbler

At Costco yesterday they had blackberries for $5 a pound and they were beautiful!!  Hence todays delight of blackberry cobbler.  This is a recipe I got from my Mom years ago and try to make it whenever I see big plump blackberries.  It is so easy and fast you will want to make it right away!!


1/2 cup sugar

1 T butter (soft)

1/2 cup milk

1 cup flour

2 t baking powder

pinch of salt


Pour batter into a greased 8x8x2 pan. Cover with 1/4 cup sugar .  Add berries and cover them with 1/4 sugar then add 1/2 cup HOT water. Then break apart a tablespoon of butter and sprinkle over top.

Bake at 300 degrees for an hour.  Serve with your favorite ice cream, enjoy!

Chewy Faux Thin Mint Cookies

So if baking is a science, I am a damn scientist!!!!  I will give a quick warning, if you can’t eat just one Thin Mint cookie, you won’t be able to eat just one of these!!  Have a glass of milk ready!!  Enjoy!!


  •                     1   1/4 cups butter, softened
  •                     2 cups white sugar
  •                     2 eggs
  •                     2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  •                     2 cups all-purpose flour
  •                     3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  •                     1 teaspoon baking soda
  •                     1/2 teaspoon salt
  •                     1 tsp corn starch
  •                     2 tsp peppermint extract
  •                     1 cup chopped Andes Candies


  1.                     Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2.                     In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and peppermint. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, corn starch and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the Andes Candy pieces. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
  3.                     Bake 8 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies will be soft. Cool slightly on cookie sheet; remove from sheet onto wire rack to cool completely.