Boy, what a month! I didn't intend to take a 23 day break from blogging, it just happened. Life happened. I got sick with an awful stomach ailment, but luckily it was treatable and I'm getting right back on track. All that down time has made me realize how much I love what I do. I really missed ...
Light Key Lime Cheesecake Shots
Hello May! Warm weather means we get to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities like gardening and biking and just letting the sun shine on our faces in general (with some SPF 30 involved, of course!). This is the time of year that I most enjoy making lightened up sweets that won't weigh me down. ...
Really Good Southern Cornbread
I often get carried away with seeking out new recipes and completely forget about sharing the tried-and-true staples that I make on a regular basis. Maybe it’s because they don’t seem exciting enough. Maybe it’s because recipes like southern cornbread are so familiar to me that I assume everyone ...
Caramel Chocolate Moxie Cake and a Fair Trade Giveaway!
Hey friends! Today I've teamed up with Fair Trade USA to help spread the word about their new Mother's Day campaign called Fair Her . There are a great number of women who work for Fair Trade companies, including moms who are working to provide better lives for their families. Each time you ...
These cookies were the result of a kitchen experiment, which seems fitting for a Lego-themed treat. Legos have always inspired kids to be imaginative and experimental - to build and create! I think that's pretty exciting. I have a niece and two nephews at the ages where they are truly interested in
The Birthday Cake!
Today I'm sharing a recipe from the brand new cookbook " Layered: Baking, Building, and Styling Spectacular Cakes ". My pal Tessa of Style Sweet CA wrote it, and she's packed it full of dazzling cakes of all kinds! I was immediately drawn to her recipe called "The Birthday Cake". It's one of those
Braided Cinnamon Bread
I'm so happy to share this recipe with you today because it's part of a new partnership with Go Bold with Butter ! The site is devoted to cooking and baking with REAL Butter, and funded by the American Butter Institute. When they asked me to participate, I jumped on the chance to be a butter ...
Bridal Bouquet Cake
Brides usually have more than one bouquet for their wedding day - one for the ceremony and one to toss at the reception. Today I'm adding another to the list - and you can eat this one! Even though I've been married for more than a dozen years, I still think about what my wedding would look like ...
I've been seeing all kinds of unicorn-themed treats popping up on food blogs, and I love them all! They tend to be bright with eye-popping rainbow colors and with copious amounts of sprinkles. That sounds right up my alley! I decided to make 'Unicorn Food' which gives me an excuse to combine all of
Homemade Hibiscus Syrup
Have you tried using hibiscus flowers in your baking yet? I fell in love with them as an ingredient years ago when I first made these Hibiscus Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies . Boiled and well-steeped, the petals yield an elixir that is tangy and tart; a lmost fruity . Its flavor is reminiscent of ...