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

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

Desserts · pies

Raspberry Cream Pie

Every year, I have a group of girlfriends come over to watch The Oscars. We drink lots of wine, we all bring an appetizer or dish to share, we all critique the styles of the rich and famous on the red carpet and wager who will or will not win each award.  It’s very good… Continue reading Raspberry Cream Pie

bars · Desserts · Easter

Rice Krispie Egg Nests

Easter is less than a month away! This year is just flying by for me so far. I swear, the older my kids get, the faster time flies.  Between all the sports, activities, holidays, and school functions I feel like I never catch my breath. It goes something like this: Christmas. Four months of baseball,… Continue reading Rice Krispie Egg Nests

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Moist Yellow Butter Cake

To me, there is nothing more disappointing than a piece of dry cake.  I’ve been writing this blog for seven years now, and I’ve definitely learned some cake tips along the way.  I’ve learned to make and freeze my layers the night before for ultimate moistness.  I’ve learned to do a crumb layer when frosting.… Continue reading Moist Yellow Butter Cake

Desserts · pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Pie is one of my reasons for living. You all know this.  I have been so spoiled by my Dad’s homemade pie my whole life that I will almost never eat pie that isn’t homemade.  I’ll occasionally eat a piece of pie from Snohomish Pie Company, which is a wonderful little local bakery here, but… Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

bars · Desserts

Strawberry Pretzel Cheesecake Dessert

Confession: I’m a potluck snob.  To clarify, I am not a fan of eating food if I don’t know where or how it was prepared.  If we’re friends, and I’ve seen that you have a clean kitchen and you don’t pick your nose and eat it, I’ll eat your food.  Otherwise, I’m afraid, I usually… Continue reading Strawberry Pretzel Cheesecake Dessert