Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

The problem with being a baker (am I allowed to call myself that yet?) is that whenever you go visit someone or have guests come visit you, they always ask if you madeย dessert. I mean, I call that a “problem”, but it’s really not. I love being able to bake and serve people my treats,…

Chocolate Cherry Cola Cupcakes

Growing up, I don’t remember a time when there wasn’t a 24-pack of Diet Coke in our fridge. I don’t like to sayย my mother was addicted, but she was known to drink 2 in one day on occasion. She also collected old Coca-Cola crates and antiques. When I finished college, I found a cherry red…

A Peek into our 1915 Arts and Crafts Home

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. Lastย Monday night, we moved out of our one-bedroom apartment and into our first home. I never realized how muchย 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….

Rhubarb Raspberry Pie

My good friend Stephanie is the rhubarb queen, in my opinion. She introduced me to Red Ass Rhubarb wine from Prairie Berry Winery in her home state of South Dakota, she grows rhubarb in her garden, and she makes a mean rhubarb raspberry pie (inspired by her favorite pie bakers, Four & Twenty Blackbirds). Prime…

Vanilla Baked Donuts

I’ve mentioned it before, but baked donuts are ridiculously easy to make! This is my go-to recipe for vanilla donuts. The colors and design can easily be changed to fit the event… these always seem to be a hit for baby and wedding showers when I use pastel icing. You will need to have a…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Life has been ridiculously busy lately, between work and hobbies. I’ve been neglecting my baking, but there is one very important event coming up that I could not miss the opportunity to bake for–my birthday. My mom lives 6 hours away, and as much as I love my husband, I know not to expect an…

The Perfect Pie Crust

This is the pie crust recipe I use for any and every pie. It is a little doughier, which I like, and it makes is easy to shape and cut designs or letters. This recipe also makes enough for a bottom crust, top crust and a little extra for adding fun designs.

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…

Cookies n’ Cream Donuts

People, let’s talk about baked donuts. Baked donuts are healthier and easier to make than fried donuts. You don’t have to mess with the hassle of heating up oil in a pot and making sure the oil is the right temperature, not to mention, dropping your donuts in a pot of oil is extremely unhealthy….

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.

Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cake

My husband was at the Minnesota Vikings playoff game last night… it was -25 with windchill and he was out there for 4+ hours, only to see their kicker miss an easy 27-yard field goal attempt to win the game. I knew he was going to be cold and hangry (hungry and angry) when he…