Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Classic Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

In this season of frenetic cookie baking, we need a variety of cookies, but we especially need ones that travel well. And if you're looking for something deliciously seasonal that will survive a trip to faraway friends and relatives, my family's classic gingerbread cookie recipe is the one for you! When I was deployed in… Continue reading Classic Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Cranberry Macadamia Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate

We used to have a hard and fast rule in the house about when the Christmas decorations went up and when the Christmas playlists started playing and all the rest :: no Christmas until the weekend after Thanksgiving. We kept everything tucked away in storage tubs and didn't go hunting for a Christmas tree and… Continue reading Cranberry Macadamia Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate

Cooking, Fall Recipes, Recipes

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Call me crazy, but I love the last days of fall leading up to a Thanksgiving where we're hosting at home and not traveling. It feels like a long and lazy indulgent morning where the rest of the world is heading off to work and you can hit the snooze button and stay wrapped up… Continue reading Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Cooking, Fall Recipes, Recipes

Baked Cider Donuts

Fall has finally, finally arrived!! We've had a string of days where the temperatures have been hovering between the 50s and 60s and I'm pretty sure I caught sight of some leaves turning in the woods next to the house. It's not the riot of color we've been hoping for, thanks to all the storms… Continue reading Baked Cider Donuts

Cooking, Recipes, Summer Recipes

Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Icing

I've been slacking. I keep promising myself I'm going to buckle down and learn how to properly frost cakes and cupcakes. I keep vowing I will learn to pipe icing into lovely rosettes and swirls, garnished with sprinkles and flowers and...you know the routine. Check out my Pinterest boards.ย They're full of baking and decorating how-to's… Continue reading Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Icing

Recipes, Summer Recipes

Rustic Strawberry Shortcake

There's something magical about the combination of fresh and ripe summer fruit, homemade whipped cream, and a sweet and savory biscuit to pile it on - especially when you can whip it all together in less than an hour! There's nothing neat or orderly about these shortcake biscuits. They're buttery, flaky, crumbly, savory, and sweet,… Continue reading Rustic Strawberry Shortcake

Recipes, Summer Recipes

Red, White, + Blue Chocolate Layer Cake

I never was much of a baker. I could whip together a mean chocolate chip cookie when the mood struck and I do like an occasional sweet, but until lately, I never did a lot of baking. If I did bake, and didn't send what I made with Scott to work, it would just sit… Continue reading Red, White, + Blue Chocolate Layer Cake