Category: Sweets

Oreo Breakfast Rolls

So the other day I told KB I was going to make Oreo Cinnamon Rolls for him to take into work for the first day of the new OCS class.  And he looked at me like I had 2 heads.  I think it was just the thought of Oreos mixed with cinnamon that horrified him.


Caramelized Pear Ice Cream

I got an ice cream maker for a wedding present.  When I got married almost 9 years ago, I thought it would be cool to register for an ice cream maker, but never really imagined I would use it all that much.  Surprisingly, it’s been through a lot of use.  The other day I had


Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

There’s something about the combination of salt and caramel that is so yummy and decadent that I can’t resist it.  It’s kind of like browned butter.  Any time I hear browned butter, sign me up.  Any time I hear salted caramel, sign me up. So the other day, TAB was bored and we decided to


Margarita Cupcakes

Naturally my day 2 cupcake blog will consist of the second batch of cupcakes that I made within 2 days.   I’ve been on a big cupcake kick since moving to Connecticut.  Maybe it’s just because I like cupcakes or maybe it’s just because I still haven’t found a cupcakery that I like that will


White Chocolate – Blackberry Cupcakes with a Pink Champagne Frosting

The other day I found myself in the position of having to make 2 different types of cupcakes within 2 days for 2 events.  Not really sure why I volunteer myself for these things – perhaps it’s because I don’t mind baking.   So naturally, I went to Pinterest for to find a quick and


Browned Butter – Nutella Swirled Blondies

There’s something about the nutty combination of browned butter and nutella that is delux.  I mean – I love browned butter on it’s own.  And I love nutella on it’s own But then to combine the two?  In a chocolate chip blondie of all things?  Unreal. So I bake to relieve stress.  And last week


Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Confession time: I like to bake.  I like to bake when I get stressed out – and normally I send the results in to work with KB after just a little taste.  I suppose that’s really not the best thing to do around weigh in time though, but it’s better than having it around the


Black and Tan Brownies

I love to bake.  There I said it.  I love to bake. I think there’s something satisfying about baking that is rather cathartic to me.  I like baking because you can follow a recipe – or adapt it – and come out with an end product that is…tasty! I love to bake with booze.  I


Hot Cross Buns

It’s Easter time and we celebrate it in the Beckmann house.  Also, I love that the weather is getting nicer now, so we can do our Easter egg hunt outside.  Around Easter time I also see an abundance of hot cross buns in the grocery store.  And it reminds me of growing up.  Not that


Bourbon Browned Butter – Banana Bread

I may or may not be obsessed with browned butter.  I don’t usually cook with a lot of butter, but recently I made some brownies with a browned butter frosting and I keep thinking about how much I like browned butter. So the other day I did have some bananas to use up.  There were