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? πŸ™‚ 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…

Razzle Dazzle Shortbread Bars!

I love the holidays. The colder weather makes it perfect for soft sweaters, hunkering down with your friends and family, cozy fireplaces, and, of course, baking! These bars combine 3 great flavors: raspberry jam, dark chocolate, and slivered almonds, all amidst a buttery shortbread cookie layer and topping. They practically melt in your month and…

Baked BBQ Drumsticks & Wings!

Happy Sunday y’all! I hope you’ve had a relaxing & fun weekend. I don’t know about you, but I like to keep Sundays chill. They’re for sleeping in, cooking, and, of course this time of year, football! Ok ok, I’m not a die-hard football fan, but I do love spending the day with friends, relaxing…

Apple Crisp! One more apple recipe before Christmas cookie baking!

Good morning beautiful people! It’s Wednesday! Aka Weekly-Wednesday-Recipe-with-Rachel day! Today we’re making…. Apple Crisp! Apple Pie’s beautiful, crumbly-topped cousin. Fresh, slightly tart juicy apples, sweet brown sugar, & spicy cinnamon, all underneath a golden brown buttery oat topping. + Served warm & topped with ice cream..Ohhh yeah, that’s the stuff. What I’m trying to say…

Weekly Wednesday Recipe: Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

Hello beautiful followers! We are just one day away from Thanksgiving– one day hooray! Thank you to all of you who read my stories and enjoy my recipes & baking. I am forever thankful & grateful for each of you. In the past, I’ve written posts sporadically. Admittedly, whenever I could find the time to…

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Bars!

Oh.My.Goodness. THESE BARS!! Maybe you’ve had pecan pie. Maybe (definitely) have had chocolate. Maybe drank some bourbon. But how about we take all three of these delectable treats, create a custard filling out of them, pour that custard over a buttery shortbread crust, bake it, and eat it warm with vanilla ice cream. WUUUTT They’re…

Pumpkin Spice Swirl Challah!

Have you had Challah? It’s a rich, fluffy, slightly sweet braided bread. It’s delectable as-is, toasted, or– my favorite– made into French toast! I love Challah (traditionally a Jewish Sabbath & holiday bread). And while it’s perfectly amazing as regular challah, I wanted to do something different that would make it unique and add #Fall…

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Bourbon Brownie Bars

When you’re having a chocolate craving, is there anything more satisfying than a brownie?? A rich, thick, gooey, luscious brownie warm from the oven? Perhaps topped with vanilla ice cream? Well, that’s certainly the scratch to my chocolate itch. I do love a classic brownie, but today, I wanted to take it up a notch….