Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Moist Yellow Butter Cake with Raspberry Filling and Almond Vanilla Buttercream

This is without a doubt my most requested cake that I make.  I love it because it’s quite versatile- you can do a colored ombre cake with it, a plain white cake with sprinkles, a naked cake.  You can switch up the fillings- I’ve done it with strawberry or blackberry.  It’s moist and it is… Continue reading Moist Yellow Butter Cake with Raspberry Filling and Almond Vanilla Buttercream

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

Our friend Luke had a birthday last week and we had a BBQ to celebrate.  When I asked him what kind of birthday cake he wanted, he said to let my five year old son, Charlie pick.  This is what we ended up with. A fudgy, dense chocolate cake, layered with hot fudge filling, and… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

The Perfect Cheesecake

On my mind today: life lessons. When I was in my early twenties, I moved in with one of my best friends, despite repeated warnings from many older and wiser people.  “Don’t move in with your good friends,” they wisely warned. “All it takes is one dispute over your living situation and your friendship could… Continue reading The Perfect Cheesecake

Dinners · Side Dishes & Salads

Simply the Best Corn Salad

Nothing better than sweet summer corn, my friends! Nothing! This corn salad is proof that sometimes the very best things to eat come from the simplest ingredients.  It comes together, ready to eat in a matter of minutes, and it is so, so, so, so, so good. My family loves to have this on the… Continue reading Simply the Best Corn Salad