Rocky Road Brownies

News flash! While celebrating Marshmallow Week, I think I’ve found the perfect brownie recipe. The brownie layer at the base of these Rocky Road Brownies is amazing. It’s a from-scratch-recipe that only used one bowl to come together. That fact alone, would make these brownies great. They’re a dense, rich and fudgy brownie. Baked for…

Snickerdoodle Krispie Treats with Cinnamon Frosting

As we continue to celebrate Marshmallow Week here at Made By Mike, I’d like to reintroduce you to one of my original recipes from back in February of last year. The sweet and crunchy Snickerdoodle Krispie Treat. Rice Krispie Treats, great just as they are. Even better when the recipe is tweaked just a tad….

Crisp Wontons with Strawberries and Yogurt

A visit back in time to July of last year for a simple and elegant dessert. Saturday night we were invited by our friend Jim to enjoy an evening of classical music provided by the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra at the beautiful Blossom Music Center. Unlike every other concert at Blossom, for the Orchestra you are…

Gluten Free Lunch with Friends

Last Wednesday, I spent the most delightful day with two of my favorite friends from High School. Stephanie and Jennifer drove up from our hometown for an afternoon in my kitchen. It’s part of a new series here on my blog, “In the Kitchen with Friends.” Jennifer and her family eat a gluten-free diet. So…

Strawberry Freezer Jam – Way Back Wednesday

It seems as though there might be some sort of Strawberry theme this week. Earlier in the week, I told you all about Roasted Strawberry Lemonade. Today, we go way back to last August, when I learned the fun skill of making freezer jam. It changed my life forever. Ok, that might be a bit…

Roasted Strawberry Lemonade

Warning! I’m about to go all Sandra Lee on you. It pains me, to even type that. I’m sorry, but this guy isn’t going to squeeze a bazillion lemons and make a simple syrup just to make lemonade that I can pick up at the grocery store. I will, however, roast a pint of strawberries,…

Peach Buckle – Way Back Wednesday

A peachy delight from way back in September 2010. Rustic and elegant. That’s how I’d describe this incredible Peach Buckle from issue #14 of Everyday Food Magazine. First, it’s almost the perfect time of year to be using the sensationally seasonal peach. I have to say, this recipe made for a divinely moist cake. And the…

Toasted Cheese and Tomato Soup Cupcakes

I hear your collective yuck, but these are seriously good. I bet that if I didn’t tell you there was tomato soup in the cupcake batter, you’d have no idea. But there is, and it makes the most moist cake you’ve ever had. Combined with a few spices, you’ve got a great little cupcake. It’s…

Perfect Cookies Become Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Four of the perfect chocolate chip cookies didn’t make the voyage to work this morning. They have become two after-dinner ice cream sandwiches for tonight. These perfect cookies held up perfectly to the ice cream smooshing.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Perfection

I realized this week that I’ve never featured a basic chocolate chip cookie.  There have been many cookies, usually with other mix-ins like dried cherries, nuts or espresso powder. But a good-old fashioned chocolate chip cookie, nope. A co-worker approached me earlier in the week. Many years ago, I made a batch of Martha Stewart…