Homemade Cream Puffs

Homemade Cream Puffs from chef-in-training.com ...These are so simple and delicious!

One of my mother’s fancy desserts she has always made for special occasions are Homemade Cream Puffs. Not because they are hard to make, but because we would eat WAY too many of them :) I made these for our New Years Eve party and they were quite the hit with the crowd. How could […]

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 […]

Samoa Brownies

Samoa Brownies from chef-in-training.com ...Rich fudgey brownies toped with a delicious salted caramel buttercream, toasted coconut, chocolate and gooey caramel.

I have been on the biggest samoa kick lately! Everything about them is heaven. These brownies are nothing short of fabulous. The salted buttercream on top of these rich and fudgey brownies, topped with crisp toasted coconut, chocolate and gooey caramel all combine to perfection. These brownies seriously have it all and you would be […]

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 […]

Waffle Brownie Cookies

Waffle Brownie Cookies from chef-in-training.com ...These cookies are so easy to make and completely delicious! They are perfect for an after school snack or to fix that chocolate craving :)

When I was in Jr. High, I took a Home Ec. class. This was the first time I really ever made a recipe with myself. This was one of those recipes and it was obviously delicious enough to withstand the tests of time :) These cookies are SO easy and fun to make! Kids love […]

BAKED Cream Cheese Rangoons

BAKED Cream Cheese Rangoons from chef-in-training.com ....These little appetizers are insanely delicious and addictive!

Today I have a yummy Chinese appetizer to share with you. Whenever I go to Panda Express I see their Cream Cheese Rangoons staring me right in the face. I never get them because they are a couple buck extra (I’m cheap at Panda for some reason) and honestly, I try to avoid fried foods […]

Homemade Brownie Mix

Homemade Brownie Mix from chef-in-training.com ...This is SUCH A GREAT recipe to have on hand. It stores for 10-12 weeks in an airtight container and makes easy and fun neighbor gifts for the holidays!

I am a chocolate lover through and through. Pass me the rich and fudgy decadent brownie and I am one happy girl. This recipe comes straight from my grandma’s cookbook. It is fun to make up a big batch of these and portion them out for gifts in mason jars. I love this recipe for a […]

Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Bread

Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Bread from chef-in-training.com ...This bread combines two fabulous ingredients into one moist and delicious recipe!

Are you loving all the fabulous pumpkin recipes hitting blog world as of late? I know I am. Pumpkin is one of my favorite ingredients to bake with but it is only *socially* acceptable to break out during fall… I know… crazy, right?! haha! Anyway- I am taking crazy advantage of pumpkin during the season […]