Triple Berry Chocolate Crisp & IFBC 15 Recap

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of once again joining up with the Krusteaz Baker's Dozen team in Seattle at the International Food Blogger Convention! Seattle is a such a wonderful city with so much to see, do, and eat! (Beecher's mac and cheese, don't leave the city without some!) Our lucky friends at the Krusteaz HQ get the privilege of living there. So not only did we get to enjoy the IFBC we ... [ read more... ]

Spooky Spider Cookies & A Review Of Creature Cookies!

This weekend I'm enjoying a little blogger away time in Seattle. And next weekend I'll be headed for a little more away time in Salt Lake City. As I was packing for my insanely early Starbucks-is-not-even-open flight it occurred to me, I was going to see fall! FALL! As in the season we have missed while becoming desert dwellers. You guys have heard me ramble on about fall like my lost puppy right? ... [ read more... ]

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... ]

Snow Cone Cupcake Tutorial

In case you've totally missed all the fun this far, Cupcakery (my book) is officially here! This last week has been a whirlwind of emotions as I was able to watch you guys share your excitement while receiving your books over social media. From the bottom of my heart, I can not thank you enough. While I have many many many more sobbing thank you's I'm going to save those for another post later ... [ 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... ]