Peppermint Sticks & Chocolate Coffeehouse Spoons

I always say there’s nothing like a well dressed gift.  It’s all in the details and I really believe that presentation is everything.  Better Homes and Gardens helps make giving homemade gifts easy with their guide to Luscious Homemade Food Gifts. There are so many great ideas here.  Some of my favorites are the Peppermint […]

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Pink Velvet Roulade Recipe

Baking can certainly be a calming thing to do.  I don’t think Heather, of Sprinkle Bakes is alone in discovering this.  What is it about stirring ingredients into batter that can ease our minds so simply?  Maybe it’s giving work to our hands, the scents that play in the air, the delightful textures we create, […]

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How to make Sugar Cookies that Look Like Ice Cream

When I first saw these Sugar Cookies That Look Like Ice Cream, well, I really thought they were ice cream until my ice cream-loving brain caught up and realized that they really are cookies.  These, indeed, are a perfect April Fools joke—deceptive, but also delicious.  The trick is in the dough.  It needs to by drier than […]

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Cookie Exchange Favorites

  Need a new cookie idea?  Check out this great list of Cookie Favorites from Better Homes and Gardens!  There are 39 great ideas for you to try this holiday season, each of them sure to be a tasty treat and to light up the faces of the ones you love.  A few highlights: Creamy Peanut Butter […]

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Best Decorated Christmas Cookies

I don’t think anyone makes Sugar Cookies quite like Sugarbelle of The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle.  Her work with frosting is gorgeous!  Did you ever see such lovely Santa Clause Cookiess?  Check out the step-by-step directions at Eighteen25, and make sure to check out Sugarbelle’s great frosting videos.  I’m excited about her 20 Second Frosting, which I’m pretty sure […]

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How to Make the Best French Macarons

There’s nothing like some good advice from an expert.  Especially when the advice concerns macarons, a sweet I have always found magical and mysterious.  Thank you, Brave Tart for The 10 Commandments of Macarons.  Now, we can bravely make these delectable treats ourselves.  With patience, precision, an oven thermometer, and a digital scale, we too can create […]

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Fudgy Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars Recipe

  There’s not one word in the title of these Fudgy Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars from Family Bites that doesn’t leave me drooling!  Graham cracker crumbs, butter, chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate chips, toffee bits: what’s not to love!  I also love that I won’t be spending days making these with the use of pre-made […]

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BFFF in Easy Food Magazine

I am beyond excited and humbled that Easy Food Magazine invited me to be apart of their Taste Team for the December / January Winter Issue.   Easy Food Magazine had me bake and review their “Great Coffee Cake ” recipe.   Testing and reviewing dessert recipes is definitely my favorite niche of all time.   Thank you […]

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Mini Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

  Ice cream sandwiches were one of my favorite childhood treats.  I ate one every night after dinner.  These Mini Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Sunset Magazine are a twist on a classic.  Imagine two delicious brownies sandwiching your favorite flavored ice cream.  Their mini size makes these treats even more perfect because we all […]

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Nutella Chocolate Fudge

  Please tell me that you’ve had Nutella.  If not, it’s a glorious chocolate hazelnut spread and you are missing out!  It is one of the best things ever and I eat it straight out of the container with a spoon.  Thank goodness Jules Food has come up with a better way for me to […]

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Peanut Butter Eclair Cake

  “Wherever we go, whatever we do, we’re gonna go through it together. We may not go far, but sure as a Peanut Butter Eclair, wherever we are, it’s together.” Some things in life just go better together, and peanut butter and chocolate are BFFs!  This light and airy, yet rich and decadent, dessert from […]

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How to make Red Velvet Cake in a Jar

  True to what Rubyellen says at Cakies, these red velvet cupcakes in a jar “will be heartbreaking to eat, as it is so pretty, but it is so yummy!”  What a creative and beautiful way to give cupcakes as a gift.  No need to worry about them falling sideways during the transport, or smushing […]

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Sugar Cookies

From the kitchen of Our Best Bites, comes a confession:  “My name is Sara, and I am a sugar cookie snob. I’m not afraid to admit it anymore!”  With that bold of an introductory statement, I’m figuring that this is a girl who knows her cookies!  Until about 2 years ago, I didn’t eat sugar […]

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Chocolate Covered Cherries

Here’s a simple recipe for a lovely dessert.  Check out these fanciful Chocolate Covered Cherries from Bakers Royale.  They are so simple and so very beautiful.  It’s amazing what just a drizzle of dark chocolate over white chocolate can do to dress up a desert.  If you’re anything like me and tend to forget to plan ahead, […]

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