Tag: Tia’s Treat of the Week

Individual Makes It Sweeter

Thanksgiving means pie.  Don’t try to deny it.  You’re guests are expecting pumpkin and probably apple.  How can you surprise them with something different, but sticking to traditions?  Make it individual. Tia made this little goodie as a Treat of the Week and vowed to never do it again.  It’s a popular post 0n Pinterest and …

TTW: Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

These were delicious cupcakes.  The creamy filling keeps the cake moist and compliments the chocolate nicely.  If you’d like to try it, here’s the recipe she used.  Tia said, “This was my first experience with filled cupcakes and I am proud to say it was a successful venture!  These were very, very good!  Rave reviews …

TTW: Gingerbread Cupcakes

When Tia said she was going to make a gingerbread cupcake, I sneered.  I scoffed.  I huffed and said “Who likes gingerbread?  I mean you’re forced to at Christmas time, but why would someone choose to eat it?”  Boy, was I wrong. People couldn’t get enough of it.  People who usually pass up sweets and …

TTW: The Pantry Brownie

The official name to this is the Ultimate Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Brownie Bars.  Seriously?  How is anyone supposed to wait around for you to get out the title before you dive into this awesome brownie?  So, I changed the name.  Yeah, I did it just like that. With all the ingredients being …

TTW: Lemon Bars

It should be a crime to use lemons for anything but Lemondrop martinis.  Okay, maybe that’s a little drastic.  If you do end up having tons of lemons you aren’t sure what to do with them, here is a great, easy, summer recipe. These lemon bars are a fabulous combination of tart and sweet.  They have …

TTW: Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake

This is a perfect treat for a 4th of July morning.  And it’s super good, too!  I’m not a big fan of the blueberry muffin, but this cake is so much more.  The cake is moist, light and a nice ratio of blueberries to cake.  The crust on top has a crunch and a beautiful brown color.  The …

TTW: Raspberry and White Chocolate Scone

Breakfast is one of those meals where it’s hard not to go with one of the regulars such as bagels, donuts, or cinnamon rolls.  Anything outside of that and you are likely to start a riot.  Tia was bold and went for an english classic.  While it’s true, if you add white chocolate and raspberries …

TTW: Snickerdoodle

The snickerdoodle is a classic cookie.  Funny part is the fact I’d never really had a snickerdoodle before meeting Tia.  She introduced me (and my daughter) to the world of a soft sugar cookie rolled in a cinnamon/sugar coating.  The concept sounds so simple, but as we’ve discovered through several tastings of snickerdoodles all over …

TTW: Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

There is something about April that reminds me of lemons.  Maybe it’s the matching yellow from the rough skin of the fruit to what it supposed to be the sun shining in the sky.  Or maybe it’s the fresh citrus smell to match the blooming tulips.  It may even be the hope there will be …

TTW: Banana Bars

When a banana passes that day where you want to eat it straight out of the peel, it turns into something delicious.  Sure, there’s no possible way you are going to eat it as a mushy mess and unless you have a baby in the house, no one else will either.  Bakers all over the …