A Peek into our 1915 Arts and Crafts Home

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. Last Monday night, we moved out of our one-bedroom apartment and into our first home. I never realized how much stuff we had accumulated in that small apartment until we had to pack it all up and unload it down the road. The work was all worth…

Tips for Baking for a Wedding

This past weekend, I officially baked for my first wedding! This means I’m a professional now and I’m entitled to give everyone else advice, right? Yeah… probably not, but I will share a few of the tips I learned from my first experience and what I would change moving forward with my upcoming scheduled weddings….

Grasshopper Fudge Mint Brownies

I needed Creme de Menthe for a cheesecake I made for my husband’s birthday a few weeks back. Unfortunately in Minnesota they don’t sell liquor in the grocery stores and I couldn’t even find a small bottle of Creme de Menthe in the baking section, so I had to buy an entire bottle from the…

Cinnamon Rolls (no yeast)

Last week, a cinnamon roll craving hit me hard and I knew I was going to have to figure out a recipe that didn’t involve yeast, but still had that gooey, delicious end-result.

These cinnamon rolls were ready in a little over a half hour, and they were the warm, doughy results I was hoping for! If you’re in the mood for a cinnamon roll treat, this recipe is your quick fix.

DIY Personalized Mugs

DISCLAIMER: The “happy camper” image I drew was *inspired* by Pinterest images, and apparently the slogan was coined by CampBrandGoods, so go check out their gear if you like that theme. I have not taken credit for the slogan in this post, I am strictly teaching people how to create their own camping mugs. I encourage…

Homemade Hot Fudge

Once again, credit goes to my mother for this delicious recipe. My family was always an ice cream family–you could open our freezer on any given occasion and there was always a tub of mint chip or rocky road. My mom introduced us to her homemade hot fudge at a young age, and once we tried…

Mom’s Sandwich Cream Cookies

Butter. Preferably the Land-o-Lakes salted kind. My parents raised us on butter, and I think we’ll all live to be a hundred years old because of it. These cookies have a LOT of butter in them–that’s why they are my favorite. My mom always made these cookies for Christmas and they are melt-in-your-mouth amazing… which is…

Origami Santa gift tags

Spruce up your gift wrapping this holiday season with these adorable tiny origami Santa tags!

Fudge thumbprint cookies

These fudge thumbprint cookies are easy and delicious – a great option for your Christmas cookie menu!

One-bowl Banana Bread

You may not think the “one-bowl” part is important, but it is. One bowl means less tricky steps to follow, less dishes and less time. One bowl is life. My husband loves banana bread. This is the recipe that his mom and sister make, and they were kind enough to pass on. He grew up…