Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it.  Sweet creamy peanut butter sandwiched between a salty pretzel, and then dipped in chocolate? I am so all over that.  This is a super easy thing to make, requires little in the baking skills department, and is dangerously delicious.… Continue reading Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites


Cinnamon Vanilla Cafe Latté

Cinnamon Vanilla Latte I love vanilla lattes.  I love them so much in fact that my husband and I bought an espresso machine in January that has probably saved us about $400 in Starbucks spending alone since then. 🙂  One of the greatest things about my new machine is experimenting with different kinds of drinks. … Continue reading Cinnamon Vanilla Cafe Latté

Breakfast · christmas · cinnamon rolls

Clone of a Cinnabon

Clone of a Cinnabon When I was a high school girl who hung out at the mall all the time, I ate a lot of Cinnabons.  That was back when I could eat whatever I want and I never gained any weight.  Then, I turned twenty. Now, my Cinnabons are few and far between, snuck… Continue reading Clone of a Cinnabon

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Gluten free chocolate peanut butter cupcakes I’m always looking for gluten-free dessert recipes that are easy and inexpensive to make, and this one really hit the nail on the head! Creamy cream cheese and peanutbutter fill a crisp chocolate shell, and the entire process takes about half an hour!  These delicious no-bake cupcakes are sure… Continue reading Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

chicken · Dinners

Chicken Pad Thai

Chicken Pad Thai I. Love. Pad. Thai.  My favorite Thai restaurant is a little hole in the wall in Lynnwood called Talay Thai.  It was the first place I ever had Thai Food, and even though I’ve tried what feels like millions of Thai joints since then. Talay Thai is still the best.  I have… Continue reading Chicken Pad Thai

Breads · Breakfast

Cinnamon Bun Bread

Cinnamon Bun Bread I admit it– I used to be terrified to bake with yeast.  There was something daunting about temperatures, and kneading that I just didn’t want to dip my toes into.  I am comfortable with it now, but I wish I had found a recipe like this to try when I was first learning!  Don’t be… Continue reading Cinnamon Bun Bread


Simple Strawberry Shortcake

Simple Strawberry Shortcake Strawberry shortcake is one of my very favorite summer desserts.  Often, I make it with homemade angel food cake, but my very favorite way is with a simple shortbread scone.  Last night, I made them for my sister’s birthday.  This is a very easy dessert that takes about 10 minutes to prepare,… Continue reading Simple Strawberry Shortcake