cookies · Desserts

S’mores Cookies

I love Memorial Day weekend camping.  Every year, we go with family and some of our best friends to a different campground, where we enjoy three days of sunshine, (God willing) tent sleeping, dirty feet, campfires, hot chocolate, and delicious food. I’ve been wanting to develop a s’mores type cookie for quite some time, and… Continue reading S’mores Cookies

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Fresh Strawberry Cake {No cake mix or Jell-o}

This beautiful, pink cake is made 100% from scratch without any cake mixes or strawberry Jell-o, but still arrives at an intense strawberry flavor.  It uses quite a bit of fresh strawberry puree, a touch of strawberry extract, and comes out absolutely amazing. It has the dense, buttery quality of a scratch, homemade cake, with… Continue reading Fresh Strawberry Cake {No cake mix or Jell-o}

christmas · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Cranberry Christmas Cake

It feels weird posting a cake with a Christmasy title in May, but here we are.  Many people think of cranberries as a seasonal, holiday time ingredient, but I refuse to accept that.  As the season for fresh cranberries ends, you will find me in the grocery store, taking full advantage of the sale prices… Continue reading Cranberry Christmas Cake