My brothers are the coolest. Seriously. They teased me a lot growing up, and we have 10 years and 6 years separating us, respectively, but they’re both very supportive of me and also the best dads and husbands I’ve ever known. They’re smart as whips, too.
This is my favorite little creation ever. They make me very, very happy. I even made some mini ones so I could “play around with decorating”, but really I just wanted to eat them all. So all I really did was take my two favorite recipes and make these cupcakes. Ok, 3 recipes. They’re my favorite, which is actually saying something because for as many sugary treats as I make, it’s gotta be GOOD for me to eat more than one. Or to make a recipe more than once.
When I pin things on Pinterest, I try to actually use them at some point. I try the exercises, the crafts, or the recipes and see if they’re worth keeping. If they aren’t, I delete them. For my recipes, I have a board called “Best Pinned Recipes” where I move recipes I’ve tried and enjoyed so I can use them again eventually.
Mom makes the best chocolate meringue pie. Growing up, I’d watch her cook the filling on the stove and lick out the bowl once it was cooled. She has this old cookbook that has a recipe for “Man Pleaser Chocolate Pie”, which always made me smile when I saw it. Once I was old enough to realize how amazing homemade pudding is all by itself, it became my go-to dessert. I like to make a batch and eat it all by myself. Sorry, Michael!
Are you sick of granola bar recipes that result in crumbly, dry bars or mushy oat piles? Then you NEED this recipe! It makes perfectly textured bars. The best thing about the recipe is how versatile it is. The bars can be made with any kind of nuts, seeds, cereal, and dried fruit combination you can dream up!