Hummingbird Bread with Cream Cheese Fros...

Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by My Utensil Crock

I may not be Southern, but I know a delectable Southern dessert when I taste one. And that's what we have here. I was introduced to this deliciousness shortly after college, during a visit to E(H)A in Atlanta. At that time, I liked baking but had not at all yet hit my stride. E had kitchen skills that I attributed to her Southern DNA. It … [Read more...]

French Toast S’Morelettes a/k/a Cr...

French Toast S'More-lettes aka Croque Mons'morelettes by My Utensil Crock

When we last left our heroines, they were chowing down on Italian Quinoa Breakfast Casserole and a huge tray of Indoor S'Mores in a cabin in the woods in honor of LS's bachelorette weekend. Man, life is good sometimes. Our leading ladies, however, had a bit too much to eat and drink over the weekend and couldn't finish the billion Indoor … [Read more...]

Indoor S’Mores for a Group

Indoor S'Mores for a Group by My Utensil Crock

As summer comes to a close this evening, I would like to pay homage to a favorite taste of summer*: The S'More. * Also fall, and winter. And I have never turned down a Spring S'More. My cousin SFH put the idea for Indoor S'Mores for a Group in my head before her annual July 4 party this year, and it has been looming large since then. She … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Greek Yogur...

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt

To my new friend MM who told me tonight: "I love peanut butter, and I love yogurt, and I would love to put them together, but I don't know how" (or something very similar), may I recommend... Stirring. I jest. It's more than that, of course, but just the littlest bit. She (and you) will love this easy recipe idea. I first met this … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Flourless Cookies

Dark Chocolate Flourless Cookies - 5 ingredients and done in 20 minutes.

In my mind, I had been posting too many desserts. But as it turns out, I only posted one since September. Upon further analysis, I had been eating too many desserts, not posting them. My bad. Dark Chocolate Flourless Cookies are the easiest. The easiest! Egg whites, cocoa, powdered sugar - and vanilla and salt. THAT'S IT. And chocolate chips, … [Read more...]

Mini Salvadoran Breakfast Cakes

Salvadoran Breakfast Cakes-4

This week, we had a celebration at work in honor of a significant milestone for my supervisor: 25 years of federal service. 25 years! Oh no. I just realized I'm only a few months shy of half-way to 25 years. WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. Ack. Composure regained. Any-way, I organized a brunch at work on Monday for this event. And want to know what's … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Double Chocolate Chunk Cook...

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Bars-11

Let's wrap up this year on a sweet note! If you have never made cookies with brown butter, may I suggest that you New Years Resolve to do so. "Browning" your butter - a fancy word for melting it until it starts to cook - is an easy way to add a unique, rich flavor to not only baked goods, but savory sauces and more. I will do a … [Read more...]

Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake-3

I have a good friend from law school who always thinks I am pulling her leg. Don't get me wrong - I am often pulling her leg - but if one thing is true in this world, I would never steer SLRH wrong. She knows that, of course, but it doesn't stop her from rolling through the entire extended potential aftermath of whatever I have just thrown at her, … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies {Coconut ...

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Coconut Oil Cookies-8

I find that when I wait too long to post a recipe after making it, there are holes in my cooking memory. Was it in the oven for 13 or 16 minutes? How many servings did it make (= how many did I eat during the photo shoot)? Did I end up halving the nutmeg? Etc. Let's just say I didn't mind having to make this recipe a few times to fill in the … [Read more...]

Ga’s Easy Blueberry Coffee Cake

Ga's Easy Blueberry Cake by My Utensil Crock

Another family favorite! Does your family have some recipes that they have just come to expect at family events? The dish that, when the person who usually makes it arrives at the gathering, you hug and say hello, but reeeeally you're checking their hands to make sure they brought it? Share those dishes in the comments! It's so fun to see … [Read more...]