My mom loves scones but she is very picky about them (ie. they have to be big and preferably with berries) and probably eats about one a day. My mom has been asking me to make her scones for some time now, so I decided to make a batch for my boyfriend as a trial run for my mom. The scones worked out well thanks to this unique recipe that calls for cornmeal and whipping cream rather than using butter.
I found this recipe for butterscotch-glazed coffee shortbread bars thanks to one of Cookie Madness posts about Christmas cookies and once I saw the picture I couldn't wait to make them. I didn't have the right supplies on hand to make the butterscotch glaze so I opted for a chocolate espresso glaze instead. The cookies worked out well with a nice buttery coffee
My good friend Patrick from work doesn't have a big sweet tooth and doesn't care much for chocolate baked goods like my other co-workers do. So instead of the usual chocolate brownie request that I always get from my co-workers, Patrick asked me to make him a vanilla cheesecake! So because of Patrick I started looking up vanilla cheesecake recipes and found this recipe and this recipe. Both sounded good so I decided to combine both recipes and come up with something new that I hope Patrick would like.
I decided to go for a walk the other day because it was just one of thoose really nice and warm crisp fall days. During my walk I ended up at Chapters and after a few hours of browsing and reading I ended up buying a new book called 100 Best Bake Sale Recipes. It has lots of great classic recipes including cookies, bars, pies, tarts, and brunch favorites. I hadn't made anything from it yet until one day when my girlfriend Sydnee came over and was really in the mood to bake something for her boyfriend. Syd's favorite cookie is oatmeal but she also loves chocolate, so we decided to use