Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting

Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting

When you don’t have time to make a cake (or cupcake in this case) from scratch, a good alternative is to focus on the frosting.  That way the cupcakes still have that homemade touch.  This time around I made a chocolate cupcake from a cake mix and topped it with a big helping of Oreo Cream Cheese frosting.  Oh ya. [Read more…]

Individual Chocolate Mousse & Cake Cups

Individual Chocolate Mousse & Cake Cups

These individual dessert cups have chocolate cake, chocolate mousse and vanilla mousse nicely packaged into a single serving.  I made them for my son’s Dashing Deer Party.   Even though they have 3 components, they are a semi-homemade dessert so they won’t take the whole week to make! [Read more…]

Chocolate Glazed Brownie Batter Cookies

Chocolate Glazed Brownie Batter Cookies

These cookies put all other cookies to shame.  Not only do they really taste like brownie batter but then they have the audacity to go and coat themselves in a not too sweet but oh so decadent chocolate glaze.   How can something taste so good? The only bad thing about this cookie is that once you eat it you will compare all other chocolate cookies to it and unfortunately for them they will all draw the short end of the stick. [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Protein Bars

chocolate peanut butter swirl protein bars_homemade

This recipe was done at my husband’s request.  He had purchased a big bag of protein powder and wanted to try out some protein recipes.  These protein bars were one of the first protein recipes that I tried and they were surprisingly delicious and addictive! They do not taste like the store bought protein bars.  They have the texture of a dense muffin and are hearty and filling.  I have made them a few times since and have adjusted the recipe to use more common things that I have in my pantry regularly. [Read more…]