{A Little Boozy} Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies

Posted on May 13th, 2014

[pinit] I feel like I could set a world record for starting recipes that I don't actually have the ingredients for. I feel like it happens a…

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Award-Winning Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Aug 6th, 2012

[pinit] I must admit, I felt a little bit lame picking chocolate chip cookies as my recipe for the Secret Recipe Club this month. Especially since…

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Blueberry Pie

Posted on Jul 18th, 2008

Since I'm not a photographer, I don't have a picture ... but this pie turned out great. I was surfing the web yesterday and came across a picture of…

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C is for Cupcakes {Peanut Butter Ball Cupcakes with PB Cream Cheese Frosting}

Posted on Dec 14th, 2009

When the cold weather starts to bite, I start to bake. I don't know why. The Christmas-ness of it, I guess. See evidence A: Erm, yes. My…

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Chocolate Avocado Cake

Posted on Jul 18th, 2011

It's time for the Secret Recipe Club once again! (Last month, in spite of my blogging break, I made Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars.) This month my…

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Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Apr 24th, 2014

When I've had a long day ... I bake. The best part about being on-campus, in a dorm full of high-school boys, has been the ability to bake without…

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Chocolate Chip Banana Snack Cake {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Feb 10th, 2014

[pinit] Say what? Didn't I just do a Secret Recipe Club post last week? Well yes. Yes I did. But there was an "orphan" in my group, so I am making…

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Posted on Dec 17th, 2007

When I got home from our choir concert tonight I was feeling a little blue. I think the beginning of December Christmas elation has worn off. I am…

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Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars

Posted on Jun 13th, 2011

When I told you I was taking a monthlong break ... I kind of forgot about a few things I had promised to do. Oops! First, I was lucky enough to…

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Chocolate Date Candy {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Oct 12th, 2015

It's Fall! Maybe for real this time! Yes, in this part of Tennessee it's rarely fall before at mid-October. But every year we somehow forget about…

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Chocolate Drop Cookies

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2008

It's been a while since I had a recipe post, so here we go with some simple chocolate drop cookies. I'm going to a friend's house this afternoon…

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Chocolate Malted Milk Ball Cookies

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2012

[pinit] I didn't forget, exactly, that I had to make some kind of dessert to drop off before my kids went to school on Thursday morning. I just…

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Chocolate Mint Cookies (Secret Recipe Club)

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2013

[pinit] It's Secret Recipe Club time again! (You can see all my SRC posts here. I've been doing this for two years now!) My assigned blogger…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on May 5th, 2014

[pinit] Do you know that there are places in the world that just don't do chocolate and peanut butter together? I know. It's so sad. (On…

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Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies PLUS a Giveaway for #Choctoberfest

Posted on Oct 5th, 2015

Guess what today is? It's October 5 ... and that marks the beginning of #Choctoberfest! I have never participated in something like this before, but…

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Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake with Ganache

Posted on Aug 19th, 2017

The boys are back in town ... or, in our case, the girls. For six years, my husband has been a dorm parent in a boys' dorm at the private high…

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Chubby Hubby Truffles (Secret Recipe Club)

Posted on Aug 5th, 2013

"Secret Recipe Club?" my husband asked. "Oh yeah," I answered. Because really, why else would I be making truffles in the middle of Saturday…

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Cinnamon Roll Cake

Posted on Sep 6th, 2013

I talk a lot about "feeding the boys." I even have a Pinterest board called "Goodies for the Boys." But I realize if you're a more recent reader to…

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Coconut Lime Cake: Put the Lime in the Coconut!

Posted on Feb 6th, 2012

[pinit] I really, really, really like lime. Well, I like all kinds of citrus. I've been contemplating lately if I should make a whole Pin board…

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Cookie Butter Puppy Chow {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on May 9th, 2016

Puppy chow? Muddy buddies? You know what I'm talking about, right? We always called it puppy chow when I was a kid. But please don't feed this to…

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Cookie Exchanges & Molasses Cookie Recipe

Posted on Jan 13th, 2011

I love the idea of having a cookie exchange any time of year! Why not mix it up a little? Jen is a faithful reader and commenter of Vanderbilt Wife.…

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Cranberry-Citrus Cookies and Care Packages

Posted on Sep 1st, 2011

A while back, we did a post on ParentLife Online about mailing care packages overseas to active military troops.  It's one of those things I've…

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cake

Posted on Mar 18th, 2015

I refuse to let the fact that I didn't get any great pictures of this cake keep me from posting it. I've never claimed to be a great photographer…

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Family Recipe Fridays: Peach Cake

Posted on Jun 19th, 2009

Once upon a time, what seems like a million years ago, Mr. V and I, along with several of our college friends, were at beach week before our college…

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French Lemon Yogurt Cake

Posted on Feb 14th, 2012

So, you have a giant tub of plain yogurt. It seemed like such a good idea at a time. Sure, you'll eat plain yogurt with honey and granola for…

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Healthy Strawberry Popsicles

Posted on Oct 10th, 2011

This month for the Secret Recipe Club, I was given This Mama Cooks (On a Diet!) as my assigned site. If you're new or have forgotten about Secret…

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Heaven and Fall in One Little Cookie

Posted on Oct 29th, 2013

In honor of my husband's birthday today, I thought I would repost this wonderful cookie recipe. It makes perfect, soft, cakey cookies with lovely…

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Honey Peanut Wafer Cookies (Secret Recipe Club)

Posted on Jan 7th, 2013

[pinit] Well, it's after Christmas. After New Year's. Maybe you ODed on cookies during the holidays ... but in my house, there can never be enough…

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Layered Lemon Dessert

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2010

I'm a sucker for lemon desserts. Tart and sweet is kind of like chocolate and salty--you can just keep eating its perfection forever. (OK, that's not…

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Lemon Coconut Crinkle Cookies

Posted on Sep 9th, 2012

[pinit] I really like citrus. I mean REALLY like it. If I can figure out a way to add citrus to something that's already good (banana bread?…

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Low-Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Feb 8th, 2016

Do you ever eat cookies for breakfast? We sure do. One of my kids' favorite breakfasts is Giant Breakfast Cookies. (They also love having Popsicles…

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Magic Triangle Faux-Cookies {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Oct 5th, 2014

Want something supersweet, gooey, and absolutely irresistible? You've come to the right place! This month my assigned Secret Recipe Club blogger…

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Mango Upside-Down Cupcakes {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Aug 3rd, 2014

It's Secret Recipe Club reveal time once again. Which means it's been a month since my blog went ballistic and HostGator tried to shut me down and I…

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Millionaire Bars (with a Little Cheat) #Choctoberfest

Posted on Oct 9th, 2015

Shortbread that's crumbly and caramel that oozes ... chocolate and crunch and when I eat it makes me snoozes ... OK, nice try. But these are a…

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Mouthwatering Mondays: The Easiest Dessert in the World

Posted on Nov 9th, 2009

Last night (Saturday), I threw a little Surprise Belated Birthday Party for Mr. V. His birthday falls two days after Libbie's--or I guess I should…

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Nutty S’more Bars

Posted on Oct 24th, 2014

A few Christmases ago, my best friend from college, Michelle, gave me the sweetest gift for a foodie: a cookbook with post-its annotating all the…

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Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2015

I grew up using the 70s version of the Betty Crocker Big Red Cookbook quite a bit. We didn't have a lot of cookbooks, other than some church…

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Party Food {Oreo Truffles}

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2008

Works-for-Me-Wednesday is all about recipes with five ingredients or less this week. The corn dip was the first one that popped into my head. And…

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Peach Pie Coffee Cake with Maple Buttercream

Posted on Aug 26th, 2015

I'm determined to make it through a bunch of the recipes I've Pinned this year. I have a mere 5,400+ Pins ... and most of them are probably recipes.…

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Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzel Crust

Posted on Sep 16th, 2013

I was working on my recipe column for HomeLife this weekend and got tempted by a recipe I came across on Cookin' Mimi for Peanut Butterscotch Pie. My…

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Overload Bars

Posted on Sep 25th, 2013

[pinit] I really like not being pregnant. It's not that I don't love my babies. I do, of course! I am just not a great pregnant woman, in case…

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Pecan Doodle Cookies

Posted on Nov 7th, 2011

Do you suffer from grocery amnesia? I can't count the number of times I've gotten halfway through a recipe and went to reach for that ingredient I…

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Pistachio, Cashew, and Chocolate Toffee {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Apr 27th, 2015

  I am doing a quick fill-in for someone in Group D of Secret Recipe Club, so this is my second reveal for April. Fun! I got to explore the…

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Popsicles for Breakfast! My Favorite Fun-Mom Tip

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2014

My very favorite fun-mom trick is this: make popsicles so healthy that you can give them to your kids for breakfast. They will seriously think you…

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies

Posted on Sep 20th, 2011

Remember how I said that I don't like pumpkin spice lattes? These cookies have convinced me that I need to give them another chance. I still don't…

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Recipes from Grandma’s Cookbook: Old-Fashioned Strawberry Ice Cream

Posted on May 30th, 2012

Wait, don't go away! I don't have an ice cream maker. You can make this without one!  [pinit] When we were sorting through the things from…

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S’mores Cookie Cups {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Apr 7th, 2014

[pinit] Welcome to this month's installment of the Secret Recipe Club. Did you know I've been making recipes with the SRC since June 2011, almost…

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Scottish Shortbread (Secret Recipe Club)

Posted on Feb 4th, 2013

[pinit] I'm going to be perfectly honest about this month's Secret Recipe Club - I have not done a whole lot of moving around for the better part…

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Strawberry-Beet Popsicles (or Smoothies)

Posted on Jan 13th, 2016

I've said it before and I will say it again: my kids will eat basically anything if I puree it and put it in popsicle form. Spinach? Yep. Mango?…

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Summer Treat: Butterfinger Cake

Posted on Jun 14th, 2012

Thank you COOL WHIP for sponsoring this post. Join us on Facebook for inspiration and recipes for everyday treats. What you add makes it.…

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Tart Lemon Ice Cream {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Apr 11th, 2016

I got an ice cream maker for Christmas this year. It's the attachment for my KitchenAid, so I love that it's not really a whole other appliance to…

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Tennessee T Cakes {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2014

[pinit] I picked up an extra reveal for this month's Secret Recipe Club at the last minute - and I am sure glad that I did! These little tea cakes…

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Thanksgiving Recipes: Cranberry Chutney and Cherry Cheesecake Pie

Posted on Nov 13th, 2011

I shared these recipes on Vanderbilt Wife ... three years ago! They are still two of my favorite holiday recipes and make an appearance pretty much…

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Vanilla Baked Donuts (Secret Recipe Club)

Posted on Mar 10th, 2014

  Don't you LOVE all the Springtime colors there? We've been having some beautiful Spring weather lately. It makes me feel kind of bad when I…

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White Chocolate & Banana Krispy Treats #Choctoberfest

Posted on Oct 7th, 2015

This is my second recipe for #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar. Don't forget to enter the $350 chocolate giveaway - you can find the Rafflecopter to…

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