Wednesday Replay: May 27, 2020

It's really hard to choose just a few posts each week from 12 and a half years of archives. Here are four of my favorites from this week in history. (Click the links to go to the posts.)

One Smart Cookie Graduation Cookies ♥
These just make me smile. You can read a little about the tradition associated with them. That reminds me - I need to get baking! 

raspberry poppy seed bread with lemon glaze from @bakeat350 and @imperialsugar
Raise your hand if you love a quick bread. (Both of mine are raised.)

From 2011, DIY Coke Icee
Now, I admit that these aren't *exactly* like an Icee out of a machine, but they're the closest I can make at home. Also, they're SO SO EASY! 

big batch NYT chocolate chip cookies
Maybe possibly the best chocolate chip cookies I've made. Not only that, but they're also gorgeous. Like, swoon-worthy. Make them. 

Wednesday Replay: May 20, 2020

Welcome to our look back at this week in the blog archives! This week we're checking out two cookie tutorials and two homemade treats. Let's go!

From 2010, Simple Strawberry Cookies

Just starting your journey into cookie decorating? You can start here. These are super simple to decorate and super cute!

From 2018, How to Make Frozen Yogurt at Home
How to Make Frozen Yogurt at Home. Vanilla Bean ♥ for The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends
I DREAM of this vanilla bean frozen yogurt. It's, well, dreamy!

From 2014, Stenciled Floral Thank You Cookies
gold chevron stenciled floral thank you cookies ... and thoughts on overcoming "cookie decorating perfection angst" ;)
I like these because they're really just a jumping off point. So many options for colors and making these your own! No airbrush needed for the stenciling!

From 2011, Homemade Strawberry Pop-Tarts

Pop-Tarts are a quick treat...homemade Pop-Tarts are a beautiful and delicious pastry!

Happy baking! ♥

Lemon Sweet Rolls

This post is sponsored by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas.

Baking is not unusual around our house, but over the last couple of months, I've been drawn to slower bakes. Bakes that aren't hurried - that are meditative and calming. Not only do these lemon sweet rolls fit the bill for a calming, unhurried bake, they are altogether exquisite.

Getting the opportunity to partner with Nielsen-Massey is a bit of a dream. You all probably already know Nielsen-Massey Vanillas as producers of all-natural, allergen-free, gluten-free pure vanillas and flavors of the highest quality. I love that they're family owned as well.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie
I'm unsure if there are days when I DON'T crave a chocolate chip cookie, but sometimes the craving hits harder than usual. Let me present to you...the oatmeal chocolate chip mug cookie! Yes! A warm chocolate chip cookie for one baked right in a mug! By "baked," I mean microwaved, so you can literally be eating this in less than 5 minutes.

The addition of oats makes the texture a bit more cookie-like rather than a mug cake. It's denser and not as fluffy. It really, really hits the spot when you just have to get your cookie fix. The brown sugar and salted butter add to the chocolate chip cookie experience. Keep in mind that this is perfect for a craving, but it's not to be compared head-to-head against a cookie like this.

Wednesday Replay: May 13, 2020

If nothing else, this post is to remind you that IT IS WEDNESDAY. Yes, I confirmed that with my husband this morning.

This week's peek into the archives includes two cookie recipes, a decorated cookie tutorial, and a classic cake. Enjoy! (Click the title to go to the full posts.)

Brown Butter and Vanilla Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
I know. I know we like chocolate chip, not raisin, but I kid you not. These are incredible!!! As a matter of fact, I think I'm making them today. 

Oh, I haven't made picket fence cookies in AGES, and I love them so. You'll find the full tutorial in the post. These are just perfect for new neighbors, but now I'm thinking they're also perfect for staying at home. ♥

Not only is this a great cake, but there's a great story in the post about how my mom always did know best. Even when it came to putting a bully in his place. 

From 2014, Banana Nut Cookies
banana nut cookies ... perfect for dessert OR breakfast ... banana bread in cookie form!
They look plain and unassuming, but oh, are they ever delicious. Makes a great breakfast!

Happy baking!