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…

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 made 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 say 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. 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….

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…