Apple Peach Crisp

I love a good apple crisp. It’s one of those desserts that tastes delightful year round. Yet something about using fresh apples from fall apple picking season to make an apple crisp, just feels like tradition. Don’t get me wrong, apple pie is delicious and so good. But apple crisp is faster, easier, and I…

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

As weather cools and days get shorter, leaves turn, and pumpkin weather abounds, it’s time for fall comforts in our kitchen, and in our bellies. The fragrance of nutmegs and cinnamon, and all things pumpkin baking in the oven can practically be tasted in the air. My cozy Pumpkin Spice Cookies are a fall treat…

Summertime Peach Bars

Fresh peaches are one of summer’s many delights. From golden sunlit fields of sweet corn to colorful floral blooms, to vine ripened veggies and fresh summer fruits, peaches are right up there on the list of seasonal favorites from summer’s coveted bounty. Peach bars are a fantastic way to enjoy this sweet fruit at its…

Vanilla Cream Cake

My Vanilla Cream Cake makes for a lovely dessert for special occasions or, just because. You will want to serve this cake for holidays, Mother’s Day, and for many other celebrations. The vanilla flavoring makes this a versatile cake. My three favorite ways to frost or top this cake is with a cream cheese vanilla…

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can honestly say I’ve never tasted nor made a horrible chocolate chip cookie. And I’ve tasted many a cookies and have made quite a few homemade cookies from scratch. When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, there are so many recipe variations and preferences. I’ve had many that are crispy or crunchy, or more…

Bakery Cinnamon Rolls

The sweet smell of fresh, hot cinnamon rolls is so inviting. Having one of these soft, gooey, sticky buns filled with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, topped with sweet vanilla cream cheese frosting is one of life’s little simple indulgences, like a luxurious scented candle, an afternoon cat nap, or a refreshing shower after a…

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Are you ready to take your chocolate chip cookie game to the next level? These little treats are special for a few reasons. The brown butter for one, gives these cookies an aromatic and lovely nutty, toasty flavoring, the cocoa gives them their beautiful golden brown coloring, and instead of chips, we use Hershey Milk…

Lemon Pie Bars

If you’re a lemon lover, you’re going to love these lemon pie bars. It’s not your typical cake-like lemon bar, it’s more custard-style, very similar to a key lime pie. It’s made with a graham cracker crust and topped with fresh homemade whipped creme. These little dessert bars are going to go a long way…

Salted Caramel Cashew Chip Cookies

Crispy, buttery, chewy sweetness. Everything I love in a cookie. These kind of cookies don’t receive the type of fanfare as the classic chocolate chip, but they are oh, so so good. If you’re looking for cookie variety, and you’ve been through the list of the more popular chocolate chip, sugar, oatmeal, and peanut butter…

Sweet and Salty Cookie Bars

Have you ever thought about combining chocolate and pretzels into a dessert? Oooh, I have, a few times. I love a good sweet and salty combination, and was inspired to create a treat that was dense, a bit chewy with a hint of salty, and a whole lot of sweet goodness. These Sweet and Salty…