Basic Muffins

This recipe comes from my mother’s 12th edition of the Fannie Farmer CookBook, circa 1983, before basic girls and Pinterest were a thing. I grew up on this muffin recipe… adding in whatever fruit (or chocolate chips) we happened to have an overstock of in our deep freezer.

Chocolate Candy Gems

These chocolate candy gems are so easy to make, I’m almost embarrassed. I made them for a wedding shower recently, and they were a huge hit! The main thing here is that you have your candy molds… larger is better in this case, because you need room to leave candy, cake or brownie chunks in…

Pretty in Pink Spring Wedding Shower

My husband and I have had a LOT of weddings the past few years, but this summer we have two extra special weddings to attend: both of our brothers are getting married! Today, I hosted, with the help of my sister- and mother-in-law, a wedding shower for my brother-in-law’s fiance (whew, that was a mouthful–are you still tracking?). We’re…

Oreo Cookies and Cream Drip Cake

Yikes. I’ve been really bad about posting any recipes in a while. I haven’t spent a ton of time baking since the new year, but my husband and his sister both have birthdays about a week apart in February, so it was a good time to pull out the mixer! We usually do a joint…

Coffee Cake Crumb Muffins

I’m starting to get the winter blues… it gets dark wayyy too early in the day, and it basically just snowed here for 24 hours straight. The poor road conditions keep me cooped up in the house, and I have to stay busy or I get antsy. Fortunately, I don’t have to leave the house…

Cranberry Cherry Crumble Pie

This is quite possibly my new favorite pie. I wanted to incorporate cranberries into a pie for the holidays, and I love my cherry pie recipe, so I was able to come up with this sweet and sour combination. It turns out a gorgeous bright red, and the sour from the berries is off-set by…

5 Food Photography Tips from a Non-Photographer

Let me start by saying I am 100%, absolutely NOT a photographer. I’m too lazy to buy a fancy DSLR camera and learn how to use it for my baking Instagram account or my blog. However, I realize that in order to keep the blog and Instagram account going, I need to try to have…

Pumpkin Pie

One Thanksgiving when I was little, I threw up after eating someone’s pumpkin cobbler. The cobbler really wasn’t bad, it was just kind of the perfect storm. I had been eating a lot of food all day and I probably had run all over the house before my stomach had really settled. Unfortunately, I haven’t…

Autumn Apple Crisp

Sorry for being totally basic, but it feels like fall folks! If you’re in the mood, like me, and want to fill your home with the unofficial smell of autumn, try out this apple crisp recipe!

Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cheesecake

Last Thursday, another young couple down the road invited us over for dinner and drinks on their patio. As always, my husband volunteered me to cover the dessert. I whipped up this easy and delicious Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cheesecake, inspired by Cookies & Cup’s recipe, the night before, and it was a hit!

My Top 5 Favorite Cook Books

It’s Day 5 of Max & Rosie’s August photo and baking challenge, and she’s challenging bakers to share their favorite cook book! The only problem is… I have several favorite cookbooks. Sitting loud and proud on my kitchen counter, tucked between the fridge and flour container, are my favorite cookbooks. I’m narrowing my list down to…

Light & Bright Summer Pasta Salad

So I normally stick to baking desserts, but this month my fellow blogger MaxAndRosies is challenging amateur and expert cooks alike to think outside the box and try some new things in the kitchen! It’s a 30-day photo and baking challenge, with a new one for each day of the month of August. Check out…