Easy Cake Mix Cookies

Easy Cake Mix Cookies | Chezcateylou.com

Sometimes, you just need a quick and easy dessert recipe. Maybe you forgot about your friend’s birthday. Maybe you forgot to make something for your kid’s bake sale. Maybe you just need a cookie ASAP. Maybe you kind of feel like baking but are mostly feeling lazy. Whatever the reason, I have the perfect recipe for you today! Easy cake mix cookies. Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Cranberry Quick Bread {Mystery Dish}

Sweet Potato Cranberry Quick Bread | chezcateylou.com

Today I have a very special post for you – I am guest posting for a great blogging group called Mystery Dish.  Each month a group of mystery ingredients is selected, and then each blogger in the group creates a recipe using a certain number of the ingredients!  Sarah at The Pajama Chef introduced me to this group, and I am so excited to be their guest this month.  When she emailed me the ingredients, I kind of felt like I was on Chopped.  The possibilities of what to make were endless!!  Sweet, savory, breakfast, dessert…in the end, I went for sweet! No surprise there, I just can’t stop baking.  Continue reading

Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy Friday! To celebrate the weekend, how about some pancakes? But not just any ordinary pancakes (although there’s nothing wrong with plain ol’ buttermilk pancakes or whole wheat pancakes) – sweet potato pecan pancakes! I was thinking about making pumpkin pancakes, but I have been on pumpkin overload lately. So I figured why not try out the “other orange puree” – mashed sweet potato! Is that a thing people say, the other orange puree? Probably not, but they really should. Continue reading

Double Chocolate Pistachio Doughnuts

Double Chocolate Pistachio Doughnut | chezcateylou.com

Breakfast or dessert?  A moist chocolate cake covered with rich chocolate icing and topped with chopped pistachios – the description might sound like dessert, but the shape says breakfast so I’m going with that!  Continue reading

No-Knead Cranberry Walnut Bread

No-Knead Cranberry Walnut Bread | chezcateylou.com

The first recipe that I posted on my blog was no-knead bread, and it is still one of my absolute favorite things to bake.  I just love that with very little effort, I can have an amazing loaf of freshly baked bread any time that I want it!  And there are so many different varieties, the possibilities are endless.  I’ve shared bacon and carrot with you, and today I have a recipe for cranberry walnut bread.  This might be my new favorite.  The tart, sweet cranberries pair so nicely with the toasty walnuts.  And it makes the best toast!! Continue reading

Butterfinger Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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Halloween is coming up, and you know what that  means…candy everywhere!!  What a great holiday.  I’ll take any excuse I can to eat more sugar.   I have the perfect recipe today to use up some leftover Halloween candy, or to take advantage of the Halloween candy sales that are all over the stores.  This cookie uses one of my favorite candy bars – Butterfinger.  Butterfinger Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.  There is a lot going on in this cookie!  Continue reading

Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Muffins

Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Muffins | chezcateylou.com

In case anyone is keeping track, this is my third pumpkin recipe in a row. I might need to change the name of this blog to Cate’s Pumpkin Obsession.  It is really becoming an issue. I can’t stay away from pumpkin recipes! Luckily, TheBetterHalf is a big fan of pumpkin too. This is a new development in our life. Pumpkin (like peaches ) is one of those foods that he thought he didn’t like. I successfully convinced him otherwise (I mean if you like cinnamon, how can you not like pumpkin baked goods?!), and now he can’t get enough either. Continue reading

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Pecan Brown Butter Icing

Pumpkin Pecan Doughnuts | chezcateylou.com

I have been dreaming about pumpkin doughnuts ever since I made these.  They were SO good. But I always like to try out new recipes (and then share them with you!), so I went on the hunt for a different pumpkin doughnut recipe.  It didn’t take me long to find one.  Pumpkin recipes have really exploded in the past month. Everywhere I look, there is pumpkin – Pinterest, food blogs, Instagram pix.  But I am not complaining, I am also pumpkin obsessed!  There is just something about the color and flavor that screams fall.   Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie | chezcateylou.com

I have been cooking so much with yogurt in the past few weeks! As I mentioned when I made this delicious chocolate snack cake, the nice people at Chobani sent me some yogurt to play around with. TheBetterHalf and I have been making all kinds of great recipes with yogurt.

Some favorites were:

The possibilities with yogurt are endless!  But one of my favorite ways to use yogurt is by making a smoothie. I had some leftover pumpkin from making my pumpkin doughnuts  so I decided to whip up a pumpkin pie smoothie!  Continue reading

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies | Chez CateyLou

What is it about sprinkles that make them so celebratory? They are just so cute and colorful, and always remind me of a party! So today is the perfect day to write about these amazing cake batter chocolate chip cookies (chock full of sprinkles!).  It is our second wedding anniversary!  Continue reading