• 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…

  • Easy Shortbread Cookies

    Shortbread Cookies are my mom’s most favorite cookie.  Anytime I ask her what she wants for her birthday or a holiday treat she says shortbread…and these are her MOST FAVORITE recipe. What makes them so special? First thing is the Vanilla Bean Paste.  It adds a true vanilla flavor to these cookies, along with the cute little specks from the vanilla bean making these cookies look a little bit fancier then your typical shortbread.   If you do not have vanilla bean pasta that is ok you can use vanilla extract, but of you can get your hands on vanilla bean extract I would. Secondly, these cookies have less powder…

  • Hello Dolly Bar

    Valentines Day is just around the corner and that means it is time for everything sweet and these Hello Dolly Bars are the perfect treat.  They are loaded with tons of flavor with a little something for everyone. Brining back my Childhood  Growing up my mom would make these bars ALL THE TIME.  These were her go to dessert.  She would bring them to friends homes for get togethers, they were on every holiday dessert table and all our church pot lucks.   As a kid I hated coconut but I LOVED these bars… there is just something so special about them, especially when my momma made them. Options, Options…

  • M&M Dream Bars

    Dream bars or as we called them growing up, Hello Dollies, have been a favorite dessert in my family as long as I can remember.  They are rich, buttery and loaded with tons of flavor.  Later this week I will be posting the more traditional dream bar but this M&M version is perfect for any holiday, especially Valentines Day! M&M overload My favorite M&M’s each year are the Valentines Day ones.  I love all the pinks, red and white in one bag.  This year M&M’s took it to the next level with these BIG M&M’s with messages from Cupid on them.  They are everything you love about M&M’s but only…

  • Red Velvet Cookie Bar

    Are you a fan of red velvet?  I AM…I mean I am a BIG fan of red velvet.  I literally could have it anytime, anywhere….but Valentines Day really is a perfect time for a little red velvet fun.   Super, Quick and Easy The beauty of these cookie bars is that literally they can be done in less than 30 minutes, start to finish.  Yes you read that right…30 minutes and done.  Now I am not normally the one who uses a cake mix, but in this recipe it is AMAZING!   Extra M&M Fun I am always the first to jump on the seasonal M&M bandwagon each holiday, but…

  • Homemade Oreo Whoopie Pies…YES please

    So I am sucker for Oreo Cookies.  There is usually a package of them in my pantry at all times.  I have tried almost every variety but the classic is still my favorite.  What is your favorite? Why make them yourself? I ask, why not?  First, look how cute they are.   Two little pillowy cakes with a  creamy center…I’m in love.  Second, they are DELICIOUS!!  Third, they are SO EASY. Yes, they really are easy.  I know I was surprised too but trust me they are really are so easy. Let’s talk cake The beauty of whoopee pies is that they are a cake and cupcake that had a…

  • Red, White & Hearts for Valentines

    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.…

  • a little love in the morning

    This week is all about love, with it being Valentines Day week and all.  To show a little extra love I am going to be making a favorite, my Brioche French Toast. Making the morning special One of my favorite things to get for breakfast or brunch is french toast.  Anytime there is  Brioche French Toast on the menu I am ordering it.   There is just something so yummy about thick cut bread dipped in a delicious egg mixture and then grilled to perfection. Every time I fix this for The Hubby he always says he feels like we have gone out for brunch in our PJ’s.  Now that is a…

  • 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…

  • a bundt cake to remember

    Valentines is one of those Holidays that not only celebrates the love of your life but it also celebrates dessert.  Most typically chocolate desserts are on the menu, but for The Hubby chocolate is not what his heart desires.  He loves caramel anything so I thought to bring two favorites together.  Caramel & Cake.  Can it get any better? Caramel & Bundt = Perfection This year I decided to make a bundt cake. I just love a rich & buttery bundt cake and when paired with caramel it becomes AMAZING!!  I also love how pretty this bundt cake is.   Without any topping at all the cake is already pretty, especially when you use…