Pecan Shortbread Bars


S’mores Pie

Needing a desert to bring to a barbecue, I adapted this recipe to use up ingredients available in my pantry while the baby napped: a few packages of graham crackers, half a package of marshmallows, only 1-1/2 cups of granulated sugar, and King Arthur cocoa powder. With a S’mores Layer Cake and S’mores Bites, [...]

Berry Butter Bars

The inspiration for this recipe is Momofuku Milk Bar’s Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Bars. These are definitely ooey and gooey. I placed them in a mini cupcake liner to make them easier to serve and it is best to store them in the refrigerator.

Servings: 36 bars

Fresh 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter [...]

Blueberry Breakfast Bars

Cherry Turnovers

I’m going through a cherry phase right now, I buy them whenever I see them. I modified my Apple Turnover recipe to use cherries today in this tasty turnovers.

Servings: 12

Fresh 1 lb. cherries 12 Tbsp. (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, divided, cold 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 egg white 1 tsp. milk Pantry 2 [...]

Cherry Cobbler Bars

The cherries at the market today looked so appealing, I bought them without a plan and baked these cobbler/bars a few hours later by combining several recipes from my favorite cooking blogs.

Servings: 32 bars

Fresh 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened, divided 3 eggs 1 lb. cherries

Pantry 2/3 cup granulated sugar, [...]

Pink Elephant Sugar Cookies

I struggle with sugar cookies every holiday season – they are either to thick and chewy or too thin and crispy. I finally found the perfect sugar cookie recipe, and thanks to Annie Eats, a new method for icing the cookies that yield professional looking results. Using a Pinterest inspiration, I placed the cookies [...]

Strawberry Tart



Blackberry coconut tart

Inspired by Smitten Kitchen who was inspired by Heidi Swanson, I made this for Easter 2013 dessert.



Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake

I saw this beautiful cupcakes on Cooking Classy and couldn’t get them out of my mind until I finally made them. This was also my first use of these baking cups instead of liners. The cupcake is a little narrower and taller than a standard cupcake tin, and the cup doesn’t stick to the [...]