cookies · Desserts

Sheena’s Chewy Molasses Cookies

My friend Sheena is one of my favorite people.  We became friends through my sister.  She is the best friend of my sister’s sister-in-law (how’s that for a mouthful?) and when my sister met her, she called me and said “You need to become friends with this girl Sheena who I just met.  She is… Continue reading Sheena’s Chewy Molasses Cookies

cookies · Desserts · valentine's day

Perfect Every Time Cut Out Sugar Cookies

This is by far my favorite roll out sugar cookie recipe.  I found it on years ago, and I use it absolutely every single time I make sugar cookies.  This delicious cookie holds it’s shape absolutely perfectly while it bakes– there is nothing more annoying than cutting out perfect shapes into sugar cookie dough,… Continue reading Perfect Every Time Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Moist Vanilla Cupcakes

These simple vanilla cupcakes are my absolute go-to.  They have all the components that make a cupcake excellent.  They are moist, but they come easily out of the wrapper.  They are packed full of flavor.  They are a perfect, light, nondescript color that is easy to decorate.  They stay moist in the fridge for DAYS.… Continue reading Moist Vanilla Cupcakes

Desserts · pies

Bakewell Tart

If you’re an American, there’s a good chance that you’ve never tried, much less heard of, a Bakewell Tart.  I am fortunate that a big portion of my family is from England, so I’ve grown up on these amazing almond short bread pastries with raspberry filling and maraschino cherries on top.  Thank God, because they… Continue reading Bakewell Tart

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Chai Carrot Pie

Did you know that February is National Carrot Month? Neither did I, until I was asked to take part in an online “Carrot Party” with my fellow bakers and bloggers on Instagram. I decided to step out of my comfort zone a little, and instead of doing one of my tried and true carrot recipes,… Continue reading Chai Carrot Pie

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Pumpkin Pie

I absolutely refuse to be one of those people who thinks pumpkin pie is just for fall. When it comes to pumpkin pie, I subscribe 100% to the keep it simple theory.  I have been making the exact same pumpkin pie for years.  Same crust, same recipe on the back of the Libby’s Pumpkin can. … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie

Desserts · pies

Simply the Best Key Lime Pie

This is the best key lime pie recipe I’ve come across.  The ingredients are few and very simple, but the result is a perfectly tart-yet-just-sweet-enough pie with a buttery graham cracker crust and a fluffy whipped cream that is heaven in a bite. Key lime pie always takes me back to the pre-babies days trips… Continue reading Simply the Best Key Lime Pie