Banoffee Pie (Banana Caramel Pie)

Have you noticed how much friendlier people have gotten when you’re out walking around? Much to the embarrassment of my kids, I’ve always been a “waver” but now when I see friends or acquaintances or even total strangers, everyone has a huge smile and a wave. It’s like we are collectively saying “Hi! I haven’tContinue reading “Banoffee Pie (Banana Caramel Pie)”

Pumpkin Cheesecake

*Recipe updated with better pictures and streamlined instructions* (Also, the primary helper has switched from the oldest to the youngest!) The first time I made this cheesecake it was for an LSU game… and it was also the day I bought my first LSU shirt.  I’ve always liked the Tigers — it’s part of livingContinue reading “Pumpkin Cheesecake”

Peanut Butter Cookies

June 25 My husband loves peanut butter cookies.  It’s always seemed an odd “favorite cookie” choice to me, what with all the chocolate in the world.  I used to think it had something to do with the fact that when we were newly-weds, my then-teenager brother was notorious for stopping by and devouring (as only teenage boysContinue reading “Peanut Butter Cookies”

Brownies Without The Box

July 16 For someone who has always shied away from box cakes (I can make my mom’s faster than I can go buy the box), I’ve always been deathly afraid to make brownies without a box. I was scarred (not physically, thank goodness) very early in life by brownies.  One afternoon I was babysitting my younger sistersContinue reading “Brownies Without The Box”

Chocolate Chip Cookies

August 31 One of the biggest perks of teaching is that we are off on school holidays.  My friends who actually use their law degrees? Not so much.  So sometimes they let me hang out with their kids… and sometimes, I get those kids to make cookies with me, since my kids (sigh) are kindaContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Cookies”