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…

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…

Chocolate Pie

Where are my pie lovers at? I’m a BIG fan of pie – cherry is my favorite! My husband, on the other hand, doesn’t like fruit pies. Whenever I make a cherry or apple pie for an outing (or just for myself), he always asks me to make him a chocolate pie. After weeks of him asking for a chocolate pie, I finally caved and made him this chocolate pie… with a little sass on top.

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!