• Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    It is pumpkin season and these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect Fall treat. Pumpkin + Chocolate = Must Make I am all about pumpkin anytime but when you throw chocolate to the mix… well I am ALL IN.  I love pumpkin pie spice (especially this Trader Joe’s version) and chocolate together.  I first fell in love with spiced chocolate when I made these Mexican Spiced Brownies several years back. I love how the spices really mesh with the bitterness of the chocolate and enhance each other.  I know that sounds very foodie but try it… you will see what I am talking about. Extra Chocolate… Please Can there…

  • Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies

    Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies are everything the end of the summer needs… and MORE! It starts with the curd! There is lemon in each bite, starting with the dough, but the star is really the curd.  I love a good lemon curd, and just so you know it is really easy to make.  If you have about 10-15 minutes you can have homemade lemon curd that will impress anyone. Here are my little secrets to making the best curd.  Patience and a wooden spoon.  First, know that you are going to stir quite a bit and that the time will vary each and every time you make it.  Second, your…

  • Oreo Stuffed Cookies

    Oreo cookies and 4th of July are a perfect combo and then you stuff them into a chocolate chip cookie, they are even better!! Let’s talk dough You could stuff oreo’s in any cookie you want but for me I wanted to make it a little extra fun for the 4th so I made M&M chocolate chip cookies. You could use your favorite sugar cookie recipe, plain chocolate chip cookie recipe, double chocolate cookie recipe…really just about anything you would like. Once you pick your dough you can get to stuffing! Hello Oreo Being that we are around the 4th of July I was able to use the Fireworks Oreo…

  • Berry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

    Cheesecake is always a good idea, but when you swirl it with berry jam… well thats just a whole new level of YUM! OH the Crust… One of my favorite parts of cheesecake is the crust.  I am a sucker for a good graham cracker crust.  There is just something so yummy about a buttery graham cracker crust.   I know you can make it with other crusts but for me I am a graham cracker girl all the way. Cheesecake Time! In my opinion a good cheesecake is rich, creamy, a little tart and a little sweet.   This one is all that and more because I used vanilla…

  • Banana Pudding Cheesecake

    Banana Pudding Cheesecake… yes you read that right, I am using banana’s in one of of my recipes. Let’s talk Nilla Wafer… I am all about a Nilla wafer.  Anytime I have a box of them in the house it disappears quickly.  I also love turning them into crust, and for this cheesecake they are the perfect crust option.  I mean you have to have Nilla Wafers with banana pudding… right? Banana’s are a must… I guess It is no secret I am not a fan of bananas AT ALL.  I don’t buy them, eat them, cook with them… nothing ever.  So when a sweet friend of mine asked me…

  • Strawberry Bread – aka your summer bread

    Strawberry Bread is all I can think about… honestly I am all about the berries right now and especially strawberries. Strawberry Bread Time! Y’all I am so, so excited about this bread.  Not only is it super quick to make, but it is LOADED with strawberry goodness.  I mean just look at all the strawberries!   The bread itself is pretty dense, making it perfect to hold the strawberries in place, and not let them sink to the bottom of the bread.  It is also buttery, which I so love!    It is on the sweeter side… but not too sweet.   It is just so pretty! Not only is…

  • Roasted Berry Jam

    I am all about some jam in my life and this Roasted Berry Jam is everything I need and everything you want. Yep… Roasted Berry Jam If you have been in my world for a while I am sure you have seen my Roasted Strawberry Jam.  Hands down that is still one of my favorites, but I have to say this triple berry version is AMAZING! Roasting these berries really intensifies there flavor and makes this a jam that is truly Berry-licious. Berry Goodness Every time I walk into the grocery store I am overwhelmed with how good the berries look.  All of them look amazing.  The strawberries are bright…

  • Berry Puff Pastry Galette – Your Summer Dessert

    Berry season is here & I am so excited!!  Let’s make anything and everything with berries and let’s start with this galette. Berry Season!! I am all about berry season.  I love pretty much all berries… blueberries, blackberries, raspberries & strawberries, heck even gooseberries.  My go to berries are strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.   I make jam (check website soon), muffins, bread, cookies, bars.. etc.  They are so versatile, so yummy and just sweet enough. Puff Pastry + Berry Goodness = So Good! So most galettes I have had, are made with a more traditional pie crust, but for this one I used puff pastry. Yep, puff pastry.  I mean…

  • Key Lime Cookies- The Perfect Spring Treat

    Key Lime anything is a must have in the warmer months… and according to the calendar it should start warming up soon.  That means it is time to celebrate that cute little green fruit! Key Lime Cookies for the Win! Pie is what most people, including myself, think of when they hear “key lime” but that is changing.  Don’t get me wrong I love a good pie, but they are also more involved to make.  These cookies literally come together in about 15 minutes and are ready to indulge in within a hour.  No chilling, no wait time to set up… mix, bake, ice and eat.  DONE! Yes… you can…

  • Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Red Velvet Cookies are the perfect sweet treat for Valentines Day… I mean it is just a few days away.  By the way…what are your plans for the sweetest day of the year?  I think these Red Velvet Cookies would be a GREAT option!! Red Velvet Love! I am a big, big red velvet fan.  I just love the hint of chocolate it gives you, but honestly it really is all about the color.  I just love how pretty red velvet is … for reals the deep red just makes me so, so happy.   Speaking of the red color I personally like to use gel coloring.  I feel like…