Brown Sugar Maple Sunflower Cookies

This summer has been one for the books, and not in the way I had been hoping. I had some really fun plans this summer, especially with the launch of my new book Cupcakery, but things took a turn before they even got started. In May we found out we would be expecting our fourth child and I pretty much spent ever day after battling the worst of morning all day sickness. I spent far too many days ... [ read more... ]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

It's peanut butter jelly time! Peanut butter jelly time! I get a little pumped when it comes to peanut butter and jelly, I meant who doesn't? It's the ultimate kid flavor combo, and the easiest way to please when it comes to kiddo lunches. This time of year I'm a peanut butter and jelly factory as the kiddos head back to school, yay! I make sure to incorporate other foods, but if I let them ... [ read more... ]

Apple Crisp Cupcakes Fall Is Coming!

We're officially three days from September, three days! Which means pumpkin, spice, apples, scarves, crispy air...eek! I get so crazy happy when the fall nears, it's that first hint of excitement for all of the things to come over the next few months - holidays! Sadly, while we're living in the desert we don't really get a fall, not like were use to in the north, but we've come to make due no ... [ read more... ]

Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

Yesterday we sent the kiddos back to school, which means all three of the kiddos are now in school. ALL three! For most of my grown up life I've spent my days changing diapers, making PB & J's, wiping noses, picking up toys, and kissing boo boos. While part of me is totally relieved and totally excited for their new journey the other part of me feels completely lost. What exactly am I suppose to ... [ read more... ]

Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake Bars With Krusteaz!

I'm having major problems believing were already well on our way into August. If you catch yourself blinking at all you might just find the kids back in school, leaves turning, and cinnamon & pumpkin everything on the horizon! I for one am over here cheering them right along! I simply LOVE the time of year that's fast approaching, each year I find myself struggling through August to hold myself ... [ read more... ]

Lemon Cherry Pound Cake

I have really been enjoying teaming up with Krusteaz in the Baker's dozen program! This past year it's really given me a great opportunities to explore some fun baking mixes that I might otherwise have overlooked! This Meyer Lemon Pound Cake Mix is a perfect example! I've honestly never made a lemon pound cake, actually I've never made a pound cake from a mix either! I often let my family direct ... [ read more... ]

Pistachio Almond Ice Cream (No Machine!)

Last year I spent weeks researching ice cream makers. I really wanted to make ice cream at home but I was unhappy with my research outcome. It seemed that in order to have a machine that made great ice cream I was going to fork over quiet a few bucks. It just didn't seem like a great idea to me since it's such a seasonal item. Just shortly after I discovered you could make some really yummy yet ... [ read more... ]

Lemon-Lime Cheesecake Cupcakes

One of my favorite things about baking, is proving myself wrong over and over. I know, weird right? But it's true. I love to break my own boundaries, discover new things, and realize that maybe I actually do love that flavor I've always said I don't like at all…wait did I just admit to behaving like a picky toddler? Let's take our citrus friends lemon and lime for example, the BFF's of ... [ read more... ]