Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf Cake

Happy New Year! This is a What Wu Cookin’? original! I rarely stray from baking recipes except to add less sugar since it’s much harder (near impossible?) to salvage baked goods. However, I was feeling adventurous this weekend – maybe it’s the New Year motivation getting to me – so I tried my hand at something new….

Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

I really like biscuits, and it makes me happy when a restaurant serves them at the beginning of meals. My favorite biscuits are the ones from Loveless Cafe in Nashville, and they give you endless baskets! You can also watch them make them, which is really cool, but at the same time, you probably don’t really…

Thanksgiving 2016

This was the first year we hosted Thanksgiving, and although it was only for one more person other than us (hi Mom!) and we didn’t need tons and tons of food…I still made tons and tons of food. The menu consisted of: Herb-Rubbed Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey with Basic Turkey Gravy (from Serious Eats) Roasted Acorn Squash…

Butterscotch Blondies

I volunteered to bring dessert to a potluck a while back, but didn’t have time to run to the store, so I needed something that I could make with whatever I had at home. These ended up crumblier and sweeter than I anticipated, but I also have a pretty low threshold for what I consider…

Banana Oat Cakes

I needed a new breakfast idea since I was getting tired of eating yogurt everyday. I like things that I can take on the go, since I’m often rushing out the door in the mornings. This is a good breakfast-on-the-go and also works well as a snack or a small dessert. It goes great with…

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Peanut butter and chocolate is my husband’s favorite dessert combination, so this is a take on that. It’s nowhere near the deliciousness of my mother-in-law’s chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting, but this is a small consolation prize until we can get our hands on that goodness again. I made a ton of these –…

Pumpkin Donuts

To say that I love donuts is a bit of an understatement. I love them so much that I had a donut tower at my wedding (thinking about it now and wishing I had some). While Pinterest-ing, I kept coming across recipes and pictures of baked donuts that kept staring at me (it’s creepy how much the internet…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

According to The Food Lab, these are the best chocolate chip cookies, and I agree! The only edit I made was to substitute light brown sugar for dark brown sugar only because I didn’t have any dark brown sugar. I made these twice in one week because I love them so much, trying to give away most of…

Chive Biscuits

These biscuits have no butter or cream (crazy, right!?), so they are much healthier than your typical southern biscuit. Believe me, I love that buttery biscuit goodness as much as you could possibly imagine (favorite: Loveless Cafe in Nashville), but I also know that my arteries would lose that battle. These were biscuits actually made for…

Strawberry Scones & Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I was cooking dinner for some friends who recently had a baby (soooo cute!!) and thought I’d include some dessert as well. So, I know that scones are a breakfast food, but I love them so much that I probably eat them more as snacks and desserts than as breakfast. Also, I’m glad they turned…