Samoa Oreo Cookies

Samoa Oreo Cookies from chef-in-training.com ...These cookies are SUPER easy and seriously SO delicious!

You have heard me say it before but I will say it again, I am absolutely obsessed with Samoa Cookies! I like to do different takes on them to change things up a bit!… Check out my SAMOA PUDDING COOKIES, SAMOA TRUFFLES and SAMOA BROWNIES for a few other tasty options! These cookies are about […]

Beef Empanadas

Beef Empanadas from chef-in-training.com ...A easy and delicious dinner the whole family will love!

My mom used to work at a Mexican restaurant during her college days. To this day, she raves about their Beef Empanadas. While I was visiting a few weeks ago, she whipped some up and I must admit, they are as delicious as she raves about them! The tasty flavor of steak, seasonings and flavorful […]

Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles

Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles from chef-in-training.com ...The cornmeal is the secret ingredient to the incredible texture of these delicious waffles!

I have come across a secret ingredient in waffles that provides a WONDERFUL texture… What is it you ask? Well, if you haven’t guessed by the title, I’ll tell you! It’s CORNMEAL! My parent’s neighbors shared this family recipe of theirs and my mother has deemed it her new favorite waffle recipe. The buttermilk makes […]

Not Your Average Box Cake Mix …

Not-Your-Average-Box-Cake-Mix-Recipe

I have been making cupcakes like a mad woman the last few weeks, particularly this last week. My sister is having a celebration for her baby today and I had to make over 100 cupcakes for the event. Needless to say, I have been making cupcakes, freezing them and repeating. Being crammed for time, I […]

Perfect Poppy Seed Bread

Perfect Poppy Seed Bread from chef-in-training.com ...The texture and flavor of this recipe is seriously melt-in-your-mouth delicious! My favorite!

I love this Poppy Seed Bread recipe. I grew up this recipe and have been in love with it since I was a little kid. This is another one of those family favorite recipes that is stored away in my grandma’s cookbook she gave each of us grandkids and is one that is highlighted, starred […]

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies From Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke on chef-in-training.com ... Not only are these cookies SUPER EASY and festive, but they are so delicious! #cookie #recipe

Kristen has become one of my great friends in this crazy life of blogging.  I first met her as a blog conference newbie at SNAP! last year where she taught an awesome class on photography! I mean, this girl has some serious talent! We then roomed together at EVO and I had a blast hanging […]

Homemade Birthday Cake Oreos

Homemade Birthday Cake Oreos! These are so fun and delicious!  The Cake Batter Frosting is incredible!

Growing up, My mom did all of the cooking/baking our home. However, there was always one go-to dessert that both me and my younger sister could make and that we both LOVED, Homemade Oreos. We all just love these!  This recipe is a fun homemade take on the Birthday Cake Oreos that have hit the […]

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies!  These beautiful cookies taste just like brownies and are perfect for that chocolate craving!

There is something about gorgeous cookies that makes them taste even better. These cookies not only taste like a chocolate brownie cookie, but are completely striking!  I got this recipe from my HERSHEY’S Chocolate Cookbook (pretty sure every girl should own this cookbook) and it is absolutely amazing! Have a chocolate craving?!  These will fix […]