Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Moist Yellow Butter Cake

To me, there is nothing more disappointing than a piece of dry cake.  I’ve been writing this blog for seven years now, and I’ve definitely learned some cake tips along the way.  I’ve learned to make and freeze my layers the night before for ultimate moistness.  I’ve learned to do a crumb layer when frosting.… Continue reading Moist Yellow Butter Cake

Desserts · pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Pie is one of my reasons for living. You all know this.  I have been so spoiled by my Dad’s homemade pie my whole life that I will almost never eat pie that isn’t homemade.  I’ll occasionally eat a piece of pie from Snohomish Pie Company, which is a wonderful little local bakery here, but… Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

bars · Desserts

Strawberry Pretzel Cheesecake Dessert

Confession: I’m a potluck snob.  To clarify, I am not a fan of eating food if I don’t know where or how it was prepared.  If we’re friends, and I’ve seen that you have a clean kitchen and you don’t pick your nose and eat it, I’ll eat your food.  Otherwise, I’m afraid, I usually… Continue reading Strawberry Pretzel Cheesecake Dessert

Desserts

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Dessert Pizza

Before I tell you guys about this dessert pizza, I have to first tell you about my new puppy.  Okay. My husband wouldn’t like that term.  Our new puppy. His nickname is Grizzy, his formal name is Clark W. Griswold Jr., and he’s my new baby.  I seriously cannot believe how much I love him.  I’ve… Continue reading Cinnamon Toast Crunch Dessert Pizza

Desserts

Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Cake

My little brother turned 34 last week.  Gone are the carefree days of sitting around in Grandma’s front yard with his shirt off and his sister’s sunglasses on. He and his fiancee have a restaurant they love that makes a chocolate cake with salted peanut butter frosting that they are always raving about.  Sounds good, yes?… Continue reading Chocolate Salted Peanut Butter Cake

bars · cookies · Desserts

Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars

My almost two year old daughter Phoebe is quite a handful.  She’s really giving me a run for my money in a way that her two older siblings did not.  She has a very mischievous, get-into-absolutely-everything, help-myself-to-anything-in-the-pantry, try-to-run-into-traffic, jump-off-all-the-high-things, streak that I am quite certain comes from my Dad’s side of the family and that… Continue reading Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars

Dinners · Pork · whole 30 paleo

Spaghetti Marinara with Crispy Pork with Zoodles (or noodles!)

When I was a teenager, my parents took a trip to Italy, and when they got home, my spaghetti life was changed forever.  My Dad, who cooked dinner most nights in our family, came home proclaiming that the spaghetti we had been eating our whole lives was crap, and that the Italians did it better.… Continue reading Spaghetti Marinara with Crispy Pork with Zoodles (or noodles!)