I think it’s safe to say there are two kinds of cookie lovers. You either go for the soft and chewy variety or crunchy and crispy. I am all the way soft and chewy. I don’t care how chocolate-y or how delicious, if it’s crisp throughout, I won’t eat it. That’s what happened with these Milky Way Red Velvet Cake Cookies. They are crispy and crunchy and just not my thing. However, mom loved these and so did a bunch of her coworkers. The few that I did eat were seriously packed with chocolate, but I couldn’t get over the texture. So if you lean to the crispy cookie side, these are for you!
Another successful cookie baking day is in the books! Last Saturday mom and I did our annual cookie baking. Six different recipes of all kinds of cookies! First up were these German Chocolate Cake Cookies. You’ll notice there’s no actual German chocolate in the recipe, but it’s still got that fabulous combination of chocolate, pecans, and coconut. If you’re a chocoholic like me, you’re going to love these! We scooped our dough a little smaller than the recipe called for, so it made a lot of cookies. The more the merrier, right?!
I love a comforting casserole. Simple and easy, and you usually don’t have to worry about sides. Cut a big slice and dinner is served! This Enchilada Casserole is just that. It’s not fancy, it’s not pretty, but it’s also not hard to make. I can have this ready in no time and the leftovers are even better! This recipe comes from my JCPenney Associate cookbook from 1996. I worked for their catalog store over Christmas break that year when I was home from college. I loved it! I could organize those shipments to my OCD heart’s content. When I started they had a huge backup of returns to organize and ship back…yours truly knocked out that pile in a few days. I was the catalog store rock star! I remember every night closing the store and having to backup the day’s accounts on huge floppy disks. My my how times have changed, but I’m still making this casserole!
This is the last of my recap from Thanksgiving and why not end it with a cocktail! This Ginger Cranberry Cocktail is definitely festive for this time of year with it’s gorgeous color and taste from cranberries. The ginger gives it just a touch of spice to warm you up (along with the vodka!) and makes it special.
Now is this a ginormous chocolate monstrosity or what? I took these pics with my phone, so excuse the quality, although I’m not sure my fancy camera would have done any better with this chocolate blob. I was super excited about this Pumpkin Spice Cake with Chocolate Pecan Filling. It combines the best of three worlds in holiday baking: pumpkin, pecans, and chocolate. Getting it to look as good as the Food Network’s version proved to be quite the unachievable feat.
Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog! I am a food lover, living in Nashville, Tennessee. I enjoy cooking, baking, and definitely dining out. My passion for food and cooking started pretty late. I once had to beg my college roommate to make a grilled cheese for me because my cooking skills were that pitiful! (more about Leah)