Vanilla crème brulée

After the success of my banana cream pie, I felt like I could tackle anything. So I decided to attempt one dessert that has defeated me in the past: the pesky crème brulée. The last time I tried this dessert out, I pulled it out of the oven, let it sit for the required amount…

Banana cream pie

For the past few years, my New Year’s resolutions have revolved around food (shocking, I know). I’ve vowed to start this blog (which I did!). I decided I would try a new recipe/restaurant every week—and I accomplished that, too! So when I sat down to decide what my focus this year would be, I knew I…

Cinnamon roll muffins

I’m not a big breakfast person, but there are a few breakfast foods that can entice me enough to munch on something in the morning. One of those foods is muffins. (It’s probably because they remind me of cupcakes without the icing). When I found this recipe for cinnamon roll muffins, I knew it was…

Fudgy turtle brownies

Let’s be honest: Sometimes you just want to eat chocolate. And there are many different types of chocolate you can go for. Will it be a single piece of chocolate candy? Or maybe you like to go with something a little colder and grab a chocolate ice cream. There are literally hundreds of chocolate options…

Mini coconut cream bites

My love of miniature things borders on obsession—and that includes mini foods. So when I saw these mini coconut cream bites, I knew I needed to try making them. The graham cracker crust is super simple to make, and the pudding is so tasty, you might just find yourself consuming the extra pudding spoon after spoon….

Nutella cheesecake brownie bites

I decided to try something a little different for my Valentine’s Day treats this year. In the past, I’ve made chocolate-covered strawberry cupcakes, plain old cookies, and an attempt at homemade peanut butter cups. But this year, I decided to go for a special sweet … a merging of two iconic sweets if you will:…

Brown butter blondies with pecans

If you search through my posts, you’ll see that I’m a little obsessed with brown butter. The nuttiness it brings to everything you add it to is almost magical. So when I saw this recipe for pecan blondies with a brown butter gooey filling in one of my issues of bon appétit, I obviously had…

Strawberry crumb bars

When I was younger, I used to always eat an English Muffin or toast with strawberry jam on it. I loved how you could feel the tiny, little seeds on your tongue as you ate. Strawberry jam was—and continues to be—my jam. So as I sifted through my many Barefoot Contessa cookbooks to decide what…

Chocolate banana bread pudding

I know it’s been a while since I last posted—but it’s been a busy holiday season! With the New Year approaching, many of you may be considering cutting back on all those calories you accumulated throughout the month of December and start 2016 off with a little diet. So in the spirit of one last…

Buttermilk pumpkin donuts with brown butter maple glaze

My nieces—Celia, Sophie, and Lindsay—have been asking to bake with me for a while. The problem is, I’m never in PA long enough to be able to devote a full day to it. But with the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, I have a whole week free for plans—and we’ve already marked down our baking date day….

Chocolate spider cupcakes

I wanted to keep with my spider theme this week and share another great sweet and spooky Halloween recipe. This chocolaty cupcake has slimy licorice legs and beady candy eyes. The best thing is that it uses a lot of prepared ingredients, including cake mix and pumpkin puree. It will be the most delicious spider…

Chocolate peanut butter spider cookies

With Halloween quickly approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to share one of my favorite sweet, creepy treats. This one is a peanut buttery, spidery cookie—with a chocolate truffle on top. It’s super simple to put together: All you have to do is make a traditional peanut butter thumbprint cookie, place a…