• 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…

  • Browned Butter M&M Blondies

    4th of July weekend is finally here and that means time for a yummy treat, these Browned Butter Blondies are perfect!  I don’t know about you but it seems like it has taken for ever to get to this point in the year.  Even though this year’s celebrations may look a little different that doesn’t mean it can’t be yummy.  These blondies are the perfect QUICK fix for your weekend celebrations. All about the browned butter… I love a good blondie but these blondies are next level.  Why?  You ask… it is all about the browned butter.   Browned butter really does make all the difference.  It adds a nutty…

  • Mexican Street Corn

    The Holiday weekend is almost here and I am busy thinking about all the yummies I am going to fix.  One dish I know for sure is this Mexican Street Corn Salad.  It is a perfect side for this Holiday weekend. It is so much more than corn Ok, obviously corn is a HUGE part of this dish but that is not all there is to it.  There is also lime, cheese, herbs, chili powder, sour cream…and a few more things.   Let me tell you it all comes together to create a delicious corn salad, that you can serve warm or chilled, that everyone is sure to LOVE!! It…

  • 4th of July Berry Trifle

    Looking for a way to celebrate the 4th of July in this crazy time we are living in?  How about this Berry Trifle?  It is delicious, quick, easy and so pretty!! Berrylicious Everything  Walking through the produce section (with my make on) of my local grocery stores and farmers markets I am overwhelmed with all the beautiful berries. With the long Holiday weekend here I want to highlight them in this amazing triple berry trifle.   Even better it is  red, white and blue making it perfect for 4th of July holiday.  Ok really it is perfect for any summer party you have coming and it is so pretty!! Trifle Fun Now I…

  • Berry good time…

    4th of July weekend is FINALLY here and it is a berry good time to celebrate!  Not only are we celebrating the 4th of July but lets also celebrate all the beautiful berries that are filling up all the produce areas of you local grocery stores and farmers markets. Now we could make a simple strawberry shortcake or maybe some blueberry muffins, but I wanted to take it up a notch…how about a LEMON BERRY Tart? Something Special… Tarts have always been a favorite of mine.  They just always seem to make something that could be ordinary something very special.  Every time I go to a French bistro or dessert…

  • Jalapeno & Cilantro Coleslaw

    Truth time…I have never been a fan of coleslaw.  I can actually count on one hand the number of times I have had coleslaw.  When my Godmother said she was going to make some I was not super excited to say the least.  Well… that all changed the minute I tasted it.  Jalapeño & Cilantro Coleslaw is now one of my most favorite summer sides!   It is all about the prep When SandyJones, my Godmother, said she was going to make coleslaw I just figured we would buy a bag of slaw and go from there…well I was WRONG.  She bought a head of cabbage and cut that bad boy…

  • Happy 4th of July

    July 4th is here…but do not worry here are some quick and easy last minute treats you can have ready for the BBQ this afternoon. First up is this delicious Lemon Berry Tart.  It is loaded with tons of berries and a delicious pudding filling with just a hint of lemon and one of the best tart crusts I have ever had.   Next up is Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.  This is my go to ice cream and my dad’s favorite.  It is rich, creamy and perfect for a warm evening under fireworks. Blueberry Pie Bars are a perfect quick treat.  They are loaded with tons of blueberry goodness and…

  • perfect for any celebration!!

    I love chocolate chip cookies!  I mean I L.O.V.E chocolate chip cookies and have been on the hunt for the perfect one for a long time. In the meantime I have a found a M&M Cookie Bar that is pretty amazing and SO EASY…much easier than any traditional cookie recipe I have found and OH SO GOOD! Bring on the fun The beauty of these bars is you can really add anything you want to them.  You can use the M&M’s like I did, or add in oreo cookies, or your favorite candy chopped up a bit.  You could also add in nuts, or butterscotch or peanut butter chips.  Some…