• 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…

  • Everything Bagel Dip

    Everything Bagel Dip is everything you love about your favorite everything bagel but without the bagel… I know cheesy. Thank you Trader Joes! If you have followed me for long I am sure you know I have a special place in my heart for Trader Joes.  I love their flowers, their produce, their spices, seasonal offerings and of course their wine. As for their spices though my favorite (behind their pumpkin spice blend which is AMAZING) is their Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning.  It is loaded with onion, sea salt, garlic and sesame seeds.  If you do not have a TJ’s close to you I highly suggest you order…

  • Grilled Summer Veggies

    I am still all in on the summer veggies that are everywhere right now and so to celebrate them I heated up to grill to let them shine. It is still summer  Y’all I know I am so ready for cooler weather (& pumpkin spice everything) but one of the best summer things happening right now are the veggies.  There are some amazing veggies happening at the farmer’s markets and grocery stores. The zucchini is amazing, the squash is just so good, then onions are the perfect sweetness, broccolini, asparagus everywhere & the corn… y’all THE CORN!  PS… more corn recipes coming, I cannot get enough. Summer Lovin & Everything…

  • Homemade Pigs-in-the-Blanket

    Pigs-in-the-Blankets were are a staple in my childhood and even still now… especially these homemade ones. Homemade (well the blanket part at least) … like from scratch My mom would always use crescent rolls for her piggies (that is what would call them), but I don’t always have crescent rolls on hand so I decided it was time to change it up a bit.  As much as I love a good crescent roll, I am not into making them from scratch so I decided to go with a more simple approach.  This dough is a a cross between biscuit and a light bread. It is super easy to mix up,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Cinnamon Roll Bites – Your New Go-To Breakfast

    Cinnamon Roll Bites are the perfect Christmas morning breakfast.  They are quick, easy and bring the wonderful aroma of homemade cinnamon rolls (like these) without all the work. It all starts with Biscuits… These delicious cinnamon roll bites start with canned biscuits.  Yep, you read that right… canned biscuits.  That is what makes this recipe so easy, you cut up canned biscuits.  I used the grands buttermilk biscuits, but you could use whatever you have on hand.   PS…Flaky biscuits would be pretty good I bet. Let’s talk Cinnamon & Sugar (& few little something extras) Growing up I ate A LOT of cinnamon toast and these Cinnamon Roll Bites…