Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

I wanted to try something fun and new for my Father-in-law’s 70th birthday party last weekend.  I was pretty proud of my cake, but in spite of it’s outward appearance, the inside of this guy was chocolate cake with chocolate filling, and I wanted to also do something white. I ended up deciding on some… Continue reading Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

banana recipes · Desserts

Browned Butter Maple Banana Blondies

You guys, these blondies are the bomb.  Picture a piece banana bread, but with more depth of flavor, more bananas, and the amazing maple-ish flavor of brown butter, but with the fudgy texture of a brownie, topped with an amazing maple brown sugar frosting. We should be browning butter in everything we make y’all.  Definitely… Continue reading Browned Butter Maple Banana Blondies

cookies · Desserts

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on the Face of the Earth

So, I’ve made thousands of oatmeal raisin cookies, using at least a dozen different recipes in my lifetime, and I finally found it.  Or, more accurately, my sister found it. The holy grail of oatmeal raisin cookie recipes. She brought these on our camping trip last week and they were the most amazing oatmeal raisin… Continue reading The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on the Face of the Earth

chicken · dinner · Dinners

Buca di Beppo’s Chicken Limone

Back when I was a DINK (double income no kids) person I used to live for the chicken limone at Buca Di Beppo.  This delicious pan fried, perfectly moist chicken topped with a  rich lemon butter wine sauce with capers was my favorite thing to eat in the entire world.  You didn’t even need noodles… Continue reading Buca di Beppo’s Chicken Limone


Glazed Lemon Pound Cake Loaf

This lemon pound cake recipe is my new go-to whenever I need something lemony and simple.  I love that, aside from the lemon, all of the other ingredients are pantry staples for me, so I can throw it together on a whim.  I love to bring this over to a friend who is having a… Continue reading Glazed Lemon Pound Cake Loaf


Champagne Cupcakes

I always thought champagne cupcakes looked festive and pretty, but sounded kind of gross, until I had an order for some and actually tried one.  Oh, my, I was very wrong. I used my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe for these and topped them with champagne buttercream.   They are super moist and full of champagne flavor.… Continue reading Champagne Cupcakes

Breakfast · Desserts

Strawberry Chocolate Scones

There is something about strawberries and chocolate.  Chocolate covered strawberries, Neapolitan ice cream, they just go very nicely together.  Strawberries are finally coming back in season (yay!) and these scones are the perfect breakfast treat to have with your coffee in the morning. If you’re not a fan of chocolate, just leave the chocolate chips… Continue reading Strawberry Chocolate Scones