Peaches and Cream Cookie Bars

Peaches and Cream Cookie Bars

Peaches and Cream Cookie Bars –  A chewy cinnamon-spiked blondie base holds a layer of vanilla cream topped with homemade peach pie filling. You’re going to love these cookie bars! My little man picked the peaches for these bars from a local farm in Pennsylvania. CJ, loves seeing where his food comes from. We’ve made peach picking a […]

Apple Pie Salsa With Cinammon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Apple Pie Salsa With Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Apple Pie Salsa With Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips – Warning: You may devour an entire bowl of this warm apple salsa on your own. My dad would say it’s a recipe you need your “eating pants” for. Cooked brown sugar gives the apples a hint of caramel flavor while cinnamon and nutmeg add a warm fall touch. […]

Grandma’s Raspberry Crumb Cake (The Story of How a Cake Made Me Cry)

Raspberry Crumb Cake

Grandma’s Raspberry Crumb Cake – If you have ever lost someone you love, you know the feeling, the emotional punch that certain scents or sights trigger. Grief grips your stomach then claws its way up to your throat. You try to fight it, but the darkness swells into your face and forces tears down your cheeks. This […]

Lemon Pastry Cream

Lemon Pastry Cream

Lemon Pastry Cream – A delicate lemon flavor perfumes this rich cream. It’s the perfect citrus complement to the white chocolate glazed ├ęclairs in the picture above (recipe coming next week). My mom inspired this recipe. Last Mother’s Day she requested “something lemon.”  I usually go straight for chocolate when I bake, so this was an opportunity to […]

S’more Cookies

S'more Cookies

S’more Chocolate Chip Cookies – These may just be the best cookies ever. You mix real graham cracker crumbs in with the flour to get that classic s’more taste. Milk chocolate chips dot the chewy base and oven toasted marshmallows give you gooey fire-side goodness without the fire. Mmm…I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. We start […]

Strawberry Daiquiri Bites

Strawberry Daiquiri Bites

Strawberry Daiquiri Bites – Strawberries take a long relaxing soak in a daiquiri pool then slip into a smooth white chocolate coating. Pink sprinkles add a sweet touch of sparkle.   So many of you loved my Buzzed Cherry Bombs, and Buzzed Strawberry Bites that I just had to bring you a new boozy fruit. […]

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cupcakes –  Some days the freezer is a much more attractive appliance than the oven. On those days when just the thought of turning on the stove makes you sweat, you need a dessert like this — no bake Ice Cream Cupcakes. These are super-fun for birthday parties and kids love to get […]

Buzzed Strawberry Bites (Strawberries Soaked in Rum)

Rum Soaked Strawberries

Buzzed Strawberry Bites (Rum Soaked Strawberries) – When I posted a recipe for Buzzed Cherry Bombs, many of you asked if you could do something similar with strawberries. The answer is, YES! Strawberries soaked in rum then dipped in white candy and blue sprinkles make a perfect Fourth of July snack or dessert. The first time I […]

Red, White, and Blue Pretzel Sticks (Pretzel Sparklers)

Patriotic pretzel sparklers

Red, White, and Blue Pretzel Sticks – Guests will love if you bring these patriotic pretzels to a Fourth of July party. Old Glory’s stripes inspired these red, white, and blue pretzel rods. Do you call them pretzel rods or pretzel sticks? Either way, they’re so much fun to decorate!   These are made just like my […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Frosting with chocolate and peanut butter

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting – It seems like many of you just can’t get enough of the classic chocolate peanut butter combination. It’s like an addiction. When I post a new peanut butter recipe I almost feel like I’m dealing illicit substances in a back alley. You raved about the chocolate peanut butter pairing in cheesecake, cookies, and cupcakes. So, […]

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