• Apple Pie

    November 26, 2019

    My older brother has the most amazing apple tree! I love apples and probably have one a day, but these are literally the best apples I’ve ever had. They are tart but still a little sweet. A few weeks ago, he gave me a huge bag full of them. I immediately knew I would use…

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  • White Chocolate Chip Cookies

    March 29, 2019

    As you might know by now, I am a chocoholic! Dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate, I love them all! These cookies are extra chocolatey because the dough has cocoa powder AND white chocolate chips. I love having freshly baked cookies in the house! I bake them before we have guests over because they…

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  • Snowball Cookies

    December 24, 2018

    My Mom has been making these cookies for as long as I can remember. They are very similar to “Mexican Wedding Cookies”, but we call them Snowball Cookies. My Husband is not a huge sweets person, but this is his absolute favorite cookie. They are so simple, easy to make and perfect for your holiday…

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  • Sugar Cookies

    December 22, 2018

    Together, my Mom and I have tried countless sugar cookie recipes. This one (from Alton Brown) is by far the best recipe. Sugar cookies are so cute and fun to make (and eat) around the holidays. However, they can be a little difficult to make. Sometimes they spread too much and lose their shape. I’ve…

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  • Italian Christmas Cookie Cake

    December 22, 2018

    Italian Christmas Cookies are so nostalgic to me! My Nonna used to make them every year and they were amazing. I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest recently and had to try it. The only cake recipe I use is my Mom’s Chocolate Cake and a couple of the variations we’ve come up with. It’s…

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  • Butterscotch Apple Crisp

    December 6, 2018

    With Christmas around the corner, I’ve been baking like crazy! My Mom is best baker and bakes even more than usual around the holidays. I grew up with her making a new dessert pretty much every day of December. It was the BEST! There is something so sweet and nostalgic about the smell of freshly…

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  • Pumpkin Delight

    October 23, 2018

    Call me basic, but I can’t get enough pumpkin during Fall! I love savory pumpkin dishes like pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin soup. But most of all, I LOVE pumpkin desserts. I’ve tried countless recipes but this one beats any pumpkin dessert I’ve ever had! I saw this recipe on an episode of Paula Deen over…

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  • Almond Cookies

    October 8, 2018

    My Mom has been making these cookies for as long as I can remember. She will sometimes double or even triple the recipe if she’s making them for a big party. They’re the cutest little bite sized cookies and are always a big hit. Though there are no nuts in the cookie, there is almond…

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  • Lemon Cake

    September 20, 2018

    This is the lemon version of my Mom’s Chocolate Cake. I’m a chocolate lover, through and through, but this lemon cake is tough to beat. The lemon glaze on top is SO delicious and really pretty. I like to garnish the cake with fresh berries. This cake is rich and moist but has light and…

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  • Seven Layer Bars

    August 2, 2018

    If you’re looking for a quick, easy and delicious dessert, this is it! These bars are so simple yet decadent. They’re perfectly sweet, chewy and rich. I’ve made several versions, but these are just classic with dark chocolate, white chocolate and peanut butter. Sometimes, I like to add chopped nuts for a little crunch. While…

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