Bacon Jam – Way Back Wednesday

And now, for something a little different. This week’s Way Back Wednesday features my most popular post from back in November 2010, Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam: I have an important introduction to make. That, up there in the photo, is slow-cooker bacon jam. Intrigued? I was. You see, I love all things bacon. Well except for…

Thank You and a Prize

May has been an incredible month for me and my little blog. And I have you to thank you for that. More views, more likes and more comments than any month before. In fact, the number of views in May, rivals all the people who live in my hometown. There are some people who deserve…

Frozen Honey Cream – Way Back Wednesday

So the temps in our little corner of Ohio have been over 90 degrees the past several days. I don’t know about you, but those kind of temps get me thinking ice cream. Today, I reintroduce you to Frozen Honey Cream. And do you want to know the best part of this recipe.  You don’t…

Blueberry Crumb Cake

As you may know, I’ve been baking, or is it drooling, through Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours. Last week I made these Chocolate Malted Whopper Cookies. In an effort to bring you something other than a cookie (I know, there have been a lot of cookies lately) I present you with Dorie’s…

Oatmeal Cream Pies – Way Back Wednesday

Welcome to another edition of Way Back Wednesday. This week, featuring my very own Oatmeal Cream Pies from last October. These received raves at a party that I brought them to. Enjoy. The original post: Confession time. I’ve had crushes on girls. I’ll let that sink in a moment. In fact, my first crush was…

Chocolate Malted Whopper Cookies

As I write this post, I’m polishing off the other 6 ounces of Whoppers that weren’t needed for this recipe. I mean come on, how often do you have extra Whoppers on hand in the house? And they’re healthy, right? There’s some wholesome milk in them. At any rate, last week I borrowed Dorie Greenspan’s…

Cappuccino Brownies – Way Back Wednesday

Welcome to the first Way Back Wednesday at Made by Mike. A new weekly feature where I spotlight a recipe and post from some time ago. I realized that I get new readers every day. Readers that may have missed all the fun we had way-back-when. To kick off the series I reintroduce you to…

peanut butter – chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

What happens when you combine the best traits of three amazing cookies into one cookie? You get the Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie. Like any drop-cookie, they are a breeze to put together. The recipe bakes up 60 of these crispy-around-the-edges and chewy-in-the-center cookies. I particularly liked the addition of the salted whole peanuts. These…

vanilla-sugar palmiers with chocolate drizzle

Who’s up for baking a very simple cookie? You know, a cookie where you don’t even need to make the dough! Well, here it is,  the Vanilla-Sugar Palmier with Chocolate Drizzle. The recipe is based on one from Everyday Food magazine (of course it is). Their version uses cinnamon and sugar. Well, I’ve been going…

orange-vanilla meringue swirls

A little sweet, a little crispy and a little chewy. These Orange-Vanilla Meringue Swirls are a perfect little treat. It’s amazing what a few great ingredients can become when combined with simple techniques.They taste almost like one of those delightful orange creamsicles. Featured in the May issue of Martha Stewart Living, I’ve been looking forward…