Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mocha Cupcakes

Rich chocolate cupcakes with thick mocha buttercream and sweet chocolate chip cookie dough hidden inside!

Rich chocolate cupcakes filled with a little nugget of cookie dough (egg free) and topped with thick mocha fudge frosting! Field trips.  Remember those?  Remember how excited you were when field trip day finally arrived?  The bus would feel electric!  The air was thick with anticipation of all the fun to come.  You could be going to go watch wood rot, but you wouldn’t care because you weren’t in school.  It was like a big jail break, freedom … Continue reading →

Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Truffles

Rich chocolate truffles with raspberry and mocha flavor!

Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Truffles are decadent bite-sized treats! Are you getting my posts through Bloglovin? Our kids have been doing lots of research lately.  My oldest daughter researches animal facts and my son researches Lego's.  They love watching videos of kittens frolicking on YouTube or Legos’s being assembled.  All fun, all harmless and informative. But something happened recently that reminded us that we should always be near … Continue reading →

Mocha Brownie Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

Mocha brownie on the bottom, homemade peppermint ice cream on top!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. Homemade peppermint ice cream rests atop a simple mocha brownie!  This ice cream pie is as simple as it is delicious! Out of all the winter months, I like December the best.   It’s just the very beginning of winter and we haven’t had time to get sick of the gray sky that looms over Ohio all season long.    It’s just starting to get cold so I … Continue reading →

Bailey’s Mocha Milkshake {And A Giveaway}

Bailey's Mocha Milkshake

A frosty treat just for adults! This milkshake has a healthy dose of Bailey's Irish Cream mixed with chocolate ice cream and frozen coffee ice cubes for a mocha flavor! I love coming up with fun food ideas for my family, primarily my kids.  We've made fruit cups in wonton wrappers, kid-pleasing granola bars, waffle sandwiches and even chili dogs.  For Halloween night, I try to come up with a festive dinner such as spaghetti for … Continue reading →

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

  You know the story where the shoemaker has little elves make his shoes for him while he sleeps?  Well I sort of wish I had those elves. Each year for the holidays, I set out to make gifts for my husband to deliver to his customers.  While I certainly enjoy baking, it's a bit daunting knowing that I have to make  1200 mini cupcakes.  See, this is where my 24 pounds of butter comes in handy!! Last weekend, I finished 400.  Only … Continue reading →

Mocha Shortbread

Mocha Shortbread

One of the best things about moving is getting a new phone number.  And for this time of year, it means that we've ditched the political calls! Yeah!!!! I was so tired of hearing "if the election were held today....".  I'm not interested in being a statistic!  Since I have a hard time hanging up on people while they are speaking, I would end up listening to them until there was a pause in their script and THEN I'd hang up!!  Ha! No, actually, … Continue reading →

Chocolate Chunk Mocha Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Mocha Cookies

We needed cookies, plain and simple.  I had it in my head that I wanted to make these mocha cookies.  I love the taste of chocolate and coffee, and these particular cookies have a really wonderful frosting that reminds me of Texas Sheet Cake with a hint of mocha.  The cookies are soft and moist with chocolate chunks filling each bite. I had received a gift card to Sur La Table for my birthday and have been itching to spend it.  I got online to … Continue reading →