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

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

I’ve pinned so many different carrot cake and cheesecake combo recipes throughout the years and never gotten around to making one of them until now. I like carrot cake.  I like cheesecake.  So, of course, I like them together. You know what else I like? I like that the prep for this entire cake came… Continue reading Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Breads

No Knead Artisan Bread

Most of us bakers have had bad bread experiences.  You know what I’m talking about. Hours of rising and kneading and rising and shaping and baking with the end result a loaf of “bread” that has the texture of a brick. A few years ago, I discovered this no knead crusty artisan bread recipe from… Continue reading No Knead Artisan Bread

dinner · Dinners · Soups

Homemade Corn Chowder

I have been making a copycat recipe of the corn chowder they serve at Mimi’s Cafe in California for years.  Years.  I have only recently started adding and changing some things with the recipe, and I’m sharing the new and improved version of the soup today. Mimi’s Cafe is a chain, and there is one… Continue reading Homemade Corn Chowder

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Cherry Chip Cupcakes

Move over, cherry chip boxed cake mix- homemade cherry chip cupcakes are not just super simple and easy to make, but they are ten thousand times better. I recently branched out with my blog and began baking for friends and family.  I didn’t think people would order from me, because to make it worth my… Continue reading Cherry Chip Cupcakes

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Perfect Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate buttercream is so simple and versatile.  It can be used for cakes, cupcakes, frosting on brownies or cookies- the perfect light, fluffy, slightly salty and sweet, chocolatey topping for all things. This is my go-to recipe for chocolate frosting.  I use it for everything.  This recipe will frost one three layer 9 inch cake,… Continue reading Perfect Chocolate Buttercream

Side Dishes & Salads

Classic Macaroni Salad

Confession: I’m a macaroni salad snob. I can’t stand the super sweet stuff you get in grocery store delis or restaurants. Give me a classic, less sweet mac salad peppered with onions, celery, and pickles any day of the week. This is a very simple recipe. The beautiful thing about this recipe is that you… Continue reading Classic Macaroni Salad