Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Apple Kuchen {German Apple Cake}

The fictional character I most identify with is Monica Geller from Friends.  But for a few minor differences, she *is me.   You know the episode where she is desperately trying to recreate Phoebe’s Grandmother’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies? “Nest-lay Tool-ouse” That has been me trying to recreate my husband’s Grandma Mary’s Apple Kuchen. Apple Kuchen… Continue reading Apple Kuchen {German Apple Cake}

christmas · cookies · Desserts

Santa Sugar Cookies

How cute are these cookies? I think they were my favorite Christmas cookie that I made this year.  They taste amazing and they are SO cute! They look much harder than they actually are- really it’s just a sugar cookie dough, spiced lightly with some orange zest, cut into a Santa face and then painted… Continue reading Santa Sugar Cookies

Breakfast · christmas

Eggnog French Toast

Today, I’m posting a breakfast food that I make for my kids alllll the time, but “Christmas-ified” You know that scene in Love Actually where Billy Mack says “Yes… but we changed the word ‘love’ to ‘Christmas…”  Basically, I just change my french toast recipe to include eggnog instead of milk.  I’m very clever. When… Continue reading Eggnog French Toast

christmas · Drinks

Mulled Wine {A cozy, warm holiday drink}

Last year at Christmas, my friend brought over Swedish Glögg.  Have you ever had it? This warm, spiced wine was so cozy and delicious that it stole my holiday loving heart the moment I tasted it.  This was my introduction to warmed wine type things. Fast forward to this Halloween, I was watching my favorite movie… Continue reading Mulled Wine {A cozy, warm holiday drink}

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Black and White Halloween Cupcakes {3 ways}

I love these cupcakes because they all look different, but they follow my favorite rule: keep it simple.  Same cake, same frosting, but three different, cute, Halloween designs. I used my favorite homemade chocolate cake recipe, and my favorite vanilla buttercream.  I even used the same Wilton icing Tip (large 1A)  then I did a… Continue reading Black and White Halloween Cupcakes {3 ways}

bars · christmas · Desserts

Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

So, because my husband reads this blog, I’m not going to post how much money I’ve spent on Cranberry Bliss Bars in my lifetime, but it’s a lot.  Would you believe I had never attempted to make them before? Big mistake. Huge. Back in the day, what kept me from trying them was that all… Continue reading Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Crustless Cranberry Pie

Make this crustless cranberry pie, and it will will be the best thing you put in your mouth this fall. And, wait for it…. It will be the easiest dessert you throw together this fall, too. It is all the things that make a dessert great.  Sweet and tart.  Moist and crunchy.  So many flavors… Continue reading Crustless Cranberry Pie