What to make for birthday treat?

Is your birthday coming up? A friend’s birthday? Boyfriend? Girlfriend? Husband? Wife? Son? Daughter? Co-worker? I LOVE birthdays! Everyone deserves to have a wonderful, special day on the anniversary of their birth. Birthday cake is a classic. There is no more iconic way to celebrate. But, what if you want to do something different? Or…

Chocoholic Cookies!

Do you love chocolate? I love chocolate. All desserts are great, but to me, there’s nothing more sweet-satisfying than a gooey, rich, chocolate treat. Enter: These. Cookies. Chocolate cookies studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chunks, and milk chocolate chunks, & dusted with sea salt. The secret? The key that makes these cookies truly…

Monster Cookies!

Question: “Would you like a cookie?” Response: “No” …what? Is No an option to that question? Isn’t it more like, a rhetorical question? Q: “Would you like a cookie?” Answer: A) Absofreakinlutely B) Yes, please C) No words, just an outreached hand to procure said cookie So, anyway, would you like one? OF COURSE! If…

Fudgy Cookies ‘n’ Cream Brownies! (dairy-free!)

When people find out that I’m a baker, 99% of the time they ask me what my favorite thing is to make. It’s a very good question. My answer: Brownies, for 4 reasons: 1) They’re versatile. Chocolate chunk brownies? Peanut butter swirl brownies? Cheesecake brownies? There are so many ways to add a twist to…

Cherry Berry Red Wine Pie! (vegan, dairy-free)

HAPPY PI Day!! Aka March 14th. 3/14 –> 3.14 AKA a day that provides an indisputable excuse to make, buy, eat, and enjoy PIE! Are you celebrating with a “pizza pie” for lunch or dinner? Or how about a savory chicken pot pie? And/or, of course my favorite, a dessert pie. The first thing I…

Honey Olive Oil Banana Muffins (dairy-free)!

Hello, Sunshine!! We’ve made it to the weekend, YES! I’m kicking it off here with a new recipe, a muffin recipe! Five of my favorite pros about muffins and quickbreads are: 1) They’re super quick to whip up (as the name, quick-bread, implies ;)) 2) They typically require just 1 bowl (minimal clean-up, yes please!) 3)…

Double Peanut Butter Cup Bars!

Peanut butter & chocolate. You know by now, it’s my all-time favorite flavor combination. Reese’s are my favorite candy. I grew up mixing m&ms into jars of peanut butter for an after-school-track-practice snack. I put peanut butter on my Oreos. It’s just the best. True to form, how about another way to eat this creamy,…

Hello, Blondie (with the pecans & chocolate chips!)

Blondies are delicious. They’re the brownie’s brown sugar based cousin. A smooth, creamy, buttery dough with the perfect sweetness from the brown sugar, and studs of chocolate and pecans mixed in. They’re more dense than cake, but softer than a cookie bar. This basic recipe can have any of your favorite mix-ins added to it….

Red Velvet Cupcakes!

Who looovess Red Velvet? You! Me! Don’t we all? 🙂 These mini cakes– you know, cupcakes– have a perfectly moist cake and a smooth, creamy frosting that is sweet with a subtle hint of cream cheese tang. Perrrrfection. I’m ready to get baking, to get eating, yes?? Red Velvet Cupcakes Makes about 28 cupcakes Ingredients:…

Java Java Crunch Bars!

Each morning, I look forward to my cup of coffee. Don’t you?? In the winter, a warm mug of soothing, cozy coffee to start the day, and in the summertime, a tall glass of iced-coffee to keep cool & caffeinated. To make that cup o’ joe extra special, I LOVE adding some chocolate. A creamy…

Choc-O-PB Bars: Chocolate Oreo Peanut Butter

Warning: These bars are rich, addicting, gooey, and dangerous. Once you start eating them, it’s very hard to stop. Add Oreos to fudgy brownies, and then add a gooey peanut butter oat layer choc-full of peanut butter cups, and you get these: Chocolate. Peanut butter. Oreos. Peanut butter cups. Personally, these are all of the…

Spritz!!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! These little gems need little introduction. Spritz cookies are a Christmas classic. They’re bite-sized buttery cookies with the perfect amount of sweetness. Plus, they’re fun to make in all different shapes! My favorite, as you can see here, are the Christmas trees. To make these with the…