Category Archives: Dessert please

Pecan Squares

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This is a very humble name for a not humble at all dessert. It is not a cookie or a cake, but has a shortbread cookie-like crust. And it is not a pie but does have a sticky sweet filling very similar to a pecan pie. Their humbleness is quite appropriate for a day when we should give thanks, be… Read more »

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Any kind of homemade bread is awesome. This quick bread recipe is…whatever is better than awesome.  And your kitchen will smell great. And you will use up your over ripe bananas. There is no downside to making this recipe as far as I can tell. No kneading or waiting for it to rise. Just beat some ingredients, pour in a… Read more »

Caramel Apples

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I think I have mentioned this before…I love to bake. There is something so nourishing, so taking- care- of- my- people- and- making- them- happy about baking. Making caramel has this feel for me especially. You can’t just put ingredients in a pot and come back in twenty minutes when you are making caramel. You need to be present, stirring… Read more »

Ginger Chocolate Chip Cookies

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When I first started this blog I thought I would maybe run out of recipes or things to say. Turns out the real issue is which recipe to share and to hold back from posting to often. If anything posting has given me more ideas and made me more creative with recipes and what tastes good together. So when I… Read more »

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I am just going to apologize now for posting these delicious cupcakes – I am sorry for the cravings this picture creates and I am sorry for the calories that the actual cupcakes provide. Repeat after me, “cupcakes are a sometime food”. For tips on baking visit my page YOU are a Baker. This is a Cooking with Cait kid-friendly… Read more »

Caramel Corn Brittle

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We make a lot of popcorn in our house… sometimes with butter and salt, sometimes with Parmesan cheese or truffle oil and pepper.  This caramel corn is our new favorite. I pop the corn in a popper on the stove top (thanks Mari!), but you could use a bag of microwave popcorn. This is a great after school surprise, takes movie… Read more »