Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles

I received a copious amount of brown sugar from Dixie Crystals as part of the Third Annual Good Cookies Food Bloggers' Valentine's Event. The decision to craft a recipe around their generous gift, however, was my own. It's a terrific day to talk about dessert! Wait - isn't every day a good day to talk… Continue reading Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles

Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot cake has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. But when you live with a bunch of Scandinavians, sooner or later, someone is going to whip up a delicious carrot cake. I don't think it's a particularly traditionally Scandinavian dish, but most Scandis I know really like it! This particular… Continue reading Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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. They're full of baking and decorating how-to's… Continue reading Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Icing