• my most favorite sugar cookie

    I have been very blessed to have some amazing grandparents.  All of them made huge impacts on my life but my MeeMaw was the one who had the biggest impact on my cooking.  I make a ton of her recipes but these cookies are my favorite. Worth the wait… The minute we would get to the farm (where she lived) I would go straight to the cookie jar.  The cookie jar would sit on a bakers rack at the entrance of the kitchen.  It was always loaded with tons of these cookies.  It would take us about 12 hours to get there from Texas and every single minute on the way there…

  • Red Velvet for some Valentine’s Day Love!

    Valentines Day is just around the corner and that means it is time to break out all the red velvet recipes and celebrate with the one you love.    These whoopie pies will be a favorite Valentines Day treat for sure!! It’s time for a little whoopie…whoopie pie that is I’m sorry I just can’t resist.  It is just too easy.  Ok…I know enough, lets move on. I love red velvet anything.  Red Velvet cake, red velvet cupcakes and especially red velvet whoopie pies.  Whoopie pies are just about the best invention ever.  They are a perfect cross between a cupcake & a cake that can all be held in your hand.…

  • Gingerbread Cookies

    UPDATE – This Gingerbread Cookie post is from several years ago but I just love the pics, and the memories and everything about it so I just had to repost it.  I also love Gingerbread cookies so there is that too. ************************************************************************ This past weekend I got to watch my niece and nephew for a night and making cookies was on the menu for sure.  Not too long ago I was at World Market and found this great pack of sprinkles that had a little bit of everything from cinnamon dots to metallic sprinkles and everything in between. My little helper is the BEST EVER Anytime I can get my…

  • The Santa Chocolate Chip Cookie

    Cookies are a must make for all the time, but especially during the Holiday Season.  Good thing I know which cookie Santa prefers.   A little bit for Everyone … especially Santa For me a good chocolate chip cookie is a little crispy on the edges, soft in the center and loaded with tons of chocolatey goodness.   My families favorite chocolate chip cookies are these, but let me tell you after they have these cookies they might just change their minds. Not only are these cookies crispy and soft but they are also loaded with tons of yummy.  First I used semi-sweet chocolate chunks and then I threw in…

  • Spooky Brownie Bites

    It is officially spooky season and that means it is time to bring out all the spooky-licious desserts.  These super quick & easy Spooky Brownie Bites are just what you need.  These are sure to make Halloween super fun! Nephew to the rescue! One of my favorite things is being an aunt, or Chelle Chelle, to my amazing niece and nephew.  They are literally the coolest little humans I know.  Plus they are both super smart, funny, sassy, witty, creative and have the biggest hearts.   I love anytime I get to spend with them and yesterday I got my nephew after school for a few hours. After getting a…

  • Spooky Cosmic Brownies

    Happy Spooky Season Y’all!!  I am so excited that it is almost October.  As you know I am all about everything Pumpkin, but really I am all about anything Fall and that includes the spooky season.  To amp up our Halloween sweet table this year I decided to bring a classic but make it a little spooky. Classic … Classic … Classic Sometimes it is good to go back to a classic, simple recipe.  I am all for changing up a traditional recipe but there is just something so good about the classics.  These brownies are as classic as they get.  They are rich, fudgy, everything chocolate, topped with icing…

  • Loaded Candy Blondies

    Have Ester candy hanging around?  Let’s make blondies!!! Load them up! I am blondie fan… especially loaded ones like these cookies & cream blondies and these pistachio white chocolate blondies.  Today I was craving something sweet and starting looking around and realized I had a ton of Easter candy that I had not sued so I decided to throw a lot of it into a blondie. Let me tell you… I am obsessed with these… OBSESSED!! Use what candy you have… So I threw in mini cadbury chocolate eggs, peanut butter eggs, M&M’s and sprinkles.  You could just use one kind of candy or more, if you have more… just…

  • Gluten Free Pistachio Blondies

    Pistachio Blondies are so, so good but when they are Gluten Free almost everyone can enjoy them making them even better! Hello (toasted) Pistachio I am going to be fully transparent with you, it took me a couple of tries to get these blondies right.  To get them to that perfect, slightly ooey gooey goodness. As with most gluten free recipes, the blondies were a little too dry the first go around, and then the 2nd one wouldn’t set up enough and then finally on the 3rd try we finally got there.  These blondies have a beautiful golden crust, each bite is filled with tons of pistachios and hints of…

  • Lucky Charm Cookies

    Lucky Charm Cookies are the perfect last minute St Patricks Day treat!  They are not only super fun they are SUPER YUMMY!! Are you a Lucky Charm? I was strolling down eh cereal aisle the other day, remembering all the kid cereal I ate growing up.  Everything from Coco Puffs to Captain Crunch (I liked the one with berries) to Cookie Crunch… and then I saw Lucky Charms.  I LOVED the marshmallows in Lucky Charms so much.   The unicorn was my favorite one, but I was also a big rainbow fan as well.  As I was standing there reminiscing for a second it hit me… let’s put them into…

  • Iced Sugar Cookies

    These Classic Iced Sugar Cookies are a MUST MAKE.  They are super tender, topped with a delicious icing with hints of vanilla bean in each bite and fun sprinkles.  A perfect cookie for any Holiday or Special Occassion. No rolling here One of the things that annoys me about sugar cookies is having to roll them out.  Rolling pins and I don’t have the best relationship.  I tend to roll things too thin, or not thin enough…it just never seems to be right.  With these cookies though there is no rolling…that is one of the reasons why I love these cookies. I also love how tender they are.  Not so…