cookies · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Brown Butter Iced Pumpkin Cookies

It’s hard for me to post new pumpkin recipes.  Every once in a while though, right when I start to think I have made all the pumpkin things, a great new recipe comes along, like these pumpkin sugar cookies. I saw this on one of those wonderful little Facebook cooking videos that makes it look… Continue reading Brown Butter Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Breads · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Apple Cranberry Quick Bread

In today’s episode of Diary of a Sick Woman, I confess to you all that I ate, all by myself, (for all intents and purposes,) this entire loaf of bread in under 36 hours. Listen, I’m not proud of it. My life is a constant battle between my love of food and my desire to… Continue reading Apple Cranberry Quick Bread

Breads · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Fudgiest Ever Pumpkin Bread {with brown butter icing}

Oh joy, it is September.  The “ember” months.  My most favorite four months of the whole entire year.  For me, it’s not just the pumpkin spiced everything, although I certainly enjoy that part.  It’s the coziness of fall.  The boots and the sweaters, the cool weather, the pumpkins, the anticipation of the holiday season, and… Continue reading Fudgiest Ever Pumpkin Bread {with brown butter icing}

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

brownies · Desserts

Marshmallow Crunch Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

My name is Shannon and I am a person who frequently makes baked goods to bring to a gathering and forgets them at home. I did not used to be this way. I swear, having my third child has turned my brain to mush. I used to be so organized and put together.  I had… Continue reading Marshmallow Crunch Peanut Butter Brownie Bars