• 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…

  • 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…

  • Mary’s Flourless Chocolate Cake

    Flourless Chocolate Cake is a must in my family and this recipe is the only one I use now. It started with a flourless birthday party… This past year my sis-in-love found out that she feels best when she does not consume gluten.  Now I am not going to lie this kinda freaked me out when it all first happened, but eventually I decided to embrace it.  My first challenge was finding a delicious, decadent cake for her family birthday dinner and that is when I started working on a recipe for a Flourless Chocolate Cake. After several tries and several taste tests we finally found the RIGHT recipe… and…

  • 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…

  • Salted Brownie Cookies

    Salted Brownie Cookies are everything you need in a cookie that you didn’t even know you needed. Brownies + Cookies = Everything Salted Brownie Cookies are everything you love about brownies but packaged in a cute little cookie.  They are rich, fudgy, chocolate yumminess with the perfect hint of salt and crackle crust. What is your favorite part of brownies?  For me it is the shiny, crackle top.  There is just something so decadent about it, especially in this cookie.  It is holds together all the chocolate goodness making each bite just PERFECT! Sprinkle of Salt The shiny shell is not the only thing that makes these cookies something to…

  • Classic Iced Sugar Cookies

    These Classic Iced Sugar Cookies are a MUST MAKE this Holiday Season.  They are super tender, topped with a delicious icing with hints of vanilla bean in each bite and fun sprinkles.  A perfect Holiday treat. 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 fragile they…

  • Cranberry Shortbread Bars – A Holiday Treat

    Cranberry Shortbread Bars are the perfect Holiday treat!!  They are a little sweet, a little tart and surrounded in a buttery shortbread… it doesn’t get much better! Cranberry Goodness in each Bite I have always been a BIG, BIG fan of cranberries.  I love them dried and use them in lots of recipes, such as this Pumpkin Cranberry Pistachio Bread, but I also love fresh ones.   There is just something about the tartness in each cranberry but then also the burst of sweet flavor you get at the same time.  I use fresh cranberries each Thanksgiving for my Spiced Cranberry Sauce but I also love, love them in pastry.…

  • Salted Caramel Brownies… YES PLEASE

    Salted Caramel Brownies make me happy… like giddy happy.   I have tried several recipes and all are good (like these) but this is the BEST in my opinion. Caramel Yumminess… Salted Caramel is a must in my life.  I love it on ice cream, poured over cheesecake, dip fruit in it and of course drizzle into super fudgy and delicious brownie batter.  There is just something about chocolate and caramel together. I usually make my own salted caramel sauce but for these brownies I used this Salted Caramel Sauce.  I love it because it is thick and super creamy, and holds up well as it is baked.  You can…

  • Monster Cookies – The Halloween Version

    Monster Cookies are my new favorite Halloween treat.  I mean just how adorable are these little yummies?? SPRINKLES & MORE SPRINKLES I am all about a fun sprinkle for any and all occasion.  I have an entire section in my pantry dedicated to my sprinkle obsession.  My niece and nephew love them as well and want to decorate cookies almost every time they come over just so they can use them. For these cookies I went with a variety.  As seen above a traditional halloween blend of orange, green, black, purple and white and then a pink, green and white version as well for the purple cookies.  I also did…