Welcome to Rachel's Sweets and Treats!

100% homemade treats from scratch! No box mixes, bag mixes, or anything from a can, and I love to test out new ingredients and recipes!

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Homemade mac & cheese!

Mixin' it up a little bit! Here is my first savory posting! Homemade (baked) mac & cheese!

Now, I planned on taking a picture of it right when it came out of the oven, but I forgot and within 5 minutes of the pan sitting on the stove, it looked like this:

So I guess everyone liked it!! Way better than the stuff from a box! Gooey and delicious!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

YUM cookies. warning, they are addicitive.

Soo I've definitely made these before, but they are SO good I had to post again. Chocolate peanut butter cookies with peanut m&ms. Last time I made 'em with peanut butter m&ms. I loveee them both! and they disappear literally in the blink of an eye when I leave them out!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dog bone shaped cookies / chocolate mint cookies

Alright so I've had a few reasons to bake lately. I made these dog-bone shaped chocolate chip cookies for a presentation in my Travel Marketing class (it made sense I promise- if you were there you know! :) haha) They were delicious!

So a few days after I made those cookies, I made these! Pi Beta Phi (my sorority) and Chi Omega had a fundraising bake sale/BBQ, so I made these for us to sell! People, including me, LOVED them! Everyone kept saying they tasted just like a thin mint! Will definitely make again!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Healthier Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I've made my traditional banana bread recipe many, many times, and usually keep it pretty much the same. However, I decided it's time to try to make some of my baking a little healthier. So, rather than make the chocolate chip banana bread I usually make, I made a few modifications: Whole wheat flour instead off all-purpose flour, and extra banana & a little applesauce to replace the butter (this might sound weird if you've never heard of it, but in baking applesauce is a common health substitute for butter). Now, to really make it "healthy," the chocolate chips should probably be omitted, but I'm all about balance, and of course, all about chocolate. It tasted DELICIOUS-- even more moist than the original, and wonderful texture. I think I will make it this way from now on! perfect.