Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Homemade Lemon “Nothing Bundt Cake”

About a year and a half ago, when I was heavily pregnant with my third baby, I got the strangest craving for cake.  To most of you, that probably doesn’t really seem like a strange craving, but for me it was.  I’m not generally a cake person.  If I’m asked what I want for my… Continue reading Homemade Lemon “Nothing Bundt Cake”

candy · chocolate · cookies

Butterfinger Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is yes.  Yes, these cookies are just as dreamy as they sound.  Rich, chewy peanut butter cookies crammed with chunks of chocolate and bits of crushed Butterfinger candy. Good for you? No. Delicious? Yes. Since we’re mostly in the business of delicious over here, I share this… Continue reading Butterfinger Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

cookies · Desserts · valentine's day

The Easiest and Most Beautiful Way to Frost Sugar Cookies

Well, I have died and gone to sugar cookie heaven, for I have found an icing/glaze for sugar cookies that is not only beautiful, it tastes amazing and it firms up almost immediately so that you can stack the cookies on top of one another. Oh, and did I mention it is a million times… Continue reading The Easiest and Most Beautiful Way to Frost Sugar Cookies

Desserts · pies · valentine's day

Cherry Crunch Dessert – for Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s day, your desserts should be red or pink, whether it’s New York cheesecake with a strawberry topping, Lofthouse style sugar cookies, hand pies, or one of my very favorite desserts: warm cherry crunch with vanilla ice cream. I found out long ago that the key to making an amazing cherry dessert is to… Continue reading Cherry Crunch Dessert – for Valentine’s Day

Breakfast · Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day Donuts

“Howdy, Campers! Rise and shine! And don’t forget your booties, ’cause it’s coooooold out there today!” I thought Bill Murray was a genius before it was cool to thing Bill Murray was a genius.  Without a doubt, my favorite of his movies is Groundhog Day.  I have probably watched it 100 times in my 34… Continue reading Groundhog Day Donuts

bars · brownies · Cakes and Cupcakes

Lunch Lady Brownies

Remember how great the school cafeteria food was when you were a kid?  I remember begging, begging my parents to let me buy lunch.  They were almost always like “No! You aren’t eating that crap!” but every once in a while their resistance would fade and in the face of their pleading 8 year old,… Continue reading Lunch Lady Brownies

Appetizers and Dips · Side Dishes & Salads · whole 30 paleo

Whole 30 Dump Ranch

Oh mylanta you guys.  I can’t believe I completed 45 days of Whole 30 in my life without making dump ranch. Big mistake.  Huge. I finally made dump ranch today, and doing this recipe with the exact ingredients written, I swear to the heavens that I absolutely can’t tell the difference between this and homemade… Continue reading Whole 30 Dump Ranch