Frosted Banana Bars

Frosted Banana Bars (A Seat at the Table)

Well as I mentioned last week, my kitchen failures continued while I was doing my Carroll Cafe cooking.  So instead of the planned recipes, I had to quickly come up with some alternatives.  A quick text to my aunt, and I got this reliable, delicious recipe that was one of Grandma’s go-to recipes.  I canRead more

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

Chocolate Turtle Cookies (A Seat at the Table)

These were a huge hit at Carroll Cafe.  These are everything a chocolate lover needs.  The rich chocolate cookie is almost brownie-like and is stuffed with crunchy pecans and gooey caramel bits.  These are an intense treat.  Your sweet tooth will definitely be satisfied. Chocolate Turtle Cookies Makes 20 large cookies Adapted from Two PeasRead more

Chocolate Pecan Carmelitas

Chocolate Pecan Carmelitas (A Seat at the Table)

This is another recipe from February’s Carroll Cafe.  These bars are chocolatey, sweet, nutty and chewy.  Carmelitas are a bit like oatmeal cookies, but with the extra deliciousness of chocolate, caramel and pecans!  These are easy to throw together and are easy to customize to your taste preferences. Chocolate Pecan Carmelitas Serves about 18 AdaptedRead more

Cranberry, Apple and Pecan Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is always a great breakfast option for me in the winter.  It’s a great warm breakfast full of nutritious whole grain oats, and fruit.  This is perfect while fresh cranberries are in season, but if you can’t find fresh, I’m sure frozen would work just as well.  The tart cranberries are a greatRead more

Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad

This recipe is a little bit of a different take on Strawberry Spinach Salad.  The kale makes this a bit heartier, the avocado adds some great healthy fats and creaminess; strawberries for sweetness, and pecans for crunch.  The best thing about raw kale salads is that they’re hearty.  You could easily make this at theRead more

Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

These cookies were awesome.  They’re buttery-delicious with a nice crunch from the toffee and pecans, and a chewy base from the oatmeal.  Upon first bite, Mom declared them her new favorite cookie.  They’re awesome, a little something different and super easy to whip up.  I’d definitely recommend these!! Oatmeal Toffee Cookies Makes about 3 dozenRead more

Raspberry Chocolate Pecan Rugelach

I’ve always been a fan of rugelach, they’re like delicious pastry cookies.  When I was younger I’d always go for the chocolate ones, but my mom liked the raspberry ones.  So imagine my delight when my new Smitten Kitchen Cookbook had a recipe perfect for the both of us.  These rugelach are the perfect balanceRead more