Cakes and Cupcakes · christmas · Desserts

Cranberry Christmas Cake

Every year in October when the cranberries start showing up in the stores, I grab a couple of bags to bake with.  It feels like such a treat, since they are mostly only available in the fall and winter.  They are such a beautiful, versatile berry, and they just scream Christmas to me. This is… Continue reading Cranberry Christmas Cake

brownies · Cakes and Cupcakes · candy · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs

I am a total sucker for brownies.  Especially slightly underbaked brownies.  I always take mine out of the oven a few minutes early and let them bake a little longer in the pan outside the oven because while I adore brownies, there is absolutely nothing more disappointing than a dried out one. Sometimes this backfires.… Continue reading Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs

bars · brownies · Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

Oh joy, football season is upon us, and it is my absolute favorite time of year.  Time to cheer my Seahawks on to victory, bundle up in cute scarves and tall boots, eat pumpkin-spiced things, and narrowly avoid rear-ending somebody 4 times a day because I am so easily distracted by the beautiful fall leaves.… Continue reading Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

bars · Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

It appears that summer may be skipping the pacific northwest this year.  I think our average high has been about 70.  This is not a complaint, on the contrary, I’m super happy about it, I’m just telling it like it is.  Hopefully it will mean lots and lots of snow for us in the fall… Continue reading Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Pineapple Sunshine Cake

This is one of those vintage recipes from forever ago that has stood the test of time.  I remembered my mother-in-law posting a recipe for it on Facebook a few months back, and saying they used to make this all the time and she loved it, so when I was planning her birthday dinner this month,… Continue reading Pineapple Sunshine Cake

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Easy Sopapilla Cheesecake

My 35 year old self was recently lured onto SnapChat by my girlfriends who also use it, despite the fact that they are not, in fact, in middle school (although my “Stories” feed from them is full of silliness.) Trying to navigate a new social media outlet gets harder and harder the older I get.… Continue reading Easy Sopapilla Cheesecake

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Marble Cake

I’ve never attempted a marble cake before, but it has always looked good to me.  So when I saw a recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction where she actually made like 2 dozen cakes trying to find the very best marble cake recipe ever I was totally sold and had to try it. Verdict: this recipe is… Continue reading Marble Cake