Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites

Dipping things in chocolate is all the rage. It’s like the trend that never goes out of style, because it’s always awesome.

Butterscotch Blondies

Mom used to make these in a sheet pan and cut the crust off before serving them. Grandpa would always sneak into the kitchen and eat the crusts. He always said they were the best part! I think he was also a little worried my mom would throw them away.

May 2014 Wrap-up

I know it’s such a boring and cliche thing to say, but seriously?! I cannot believe May is over. This entire year has flown by me way too quickly. And you know me, I love remembering where I’ve been as much as I love planning where I’m going, which means it’s time for another monthly wrap-up post.

S’mores Cookies

This is not my first time baking with graham crackers. In fact, adding some graham cracker crumbs to the chocolate chip cookies is just SO fantastic. It gives a little unexpected oomph to the cookies. I figured some marshmallow frosting would put these right over the top.

Raspberry Sorbet

Sorbet is crazy simple to make (this one has only 5 ingredients!), and it’s easy to make it really delicious. I added a mint leaf to my dish, and I loved what the mint did for the flavor.

Toasted Coconut Popcorn

Maybe you’ve heard me tell you before how often we eat popcorn, and how much we love coconut. It’s only natural that I should put coconut and popcorn together. Honestly, I’m surprised I haven’t done it before now.

Royal Icing

Royal icing is an icing that is great for decorating cookies, it dries hard so you can stack the cookies and even ship them. It is smooth, pretty, and easy to color any color you want.

Double Chocolate Cookies

I couldn’t get these Double Chocolate Cookies out of my head, mainly because of the one ingredient that makes them so different. One surprising little spice makes these cookies unique and memorable.

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I’m having a chunk of coffee cake right now, as a matter of fact. I’d tell you it helps me think, but honestly, the only thing I’m thinking about is crumb topping. And lots of it.

Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

I’ve posted this recipe before. I’m posting it again because it’s the all-time best banana muffin in the entire universe. For real, it’s one of the recipes on this blog I am the most proud of.

Pumpernickel Bagels

Why won’t my family eat pumpernickel? It makes no sense. It’s like they don’t appreciate the flavor of rye flour. For me, the amazing flavor of pumpernickel is the main reason I decided to make bagels in the first place. The pumpernickel calls to me. This means that these bagels are seriously dangerous to my diet right now. But I don’t care. Someone pass the cream cheese.

Lemon Thyme Shortbread

This lemon shortbread is perfect for Mothers Day. I added thyme to it because, well, I love thyme. And putting an herb in a cookie is interesting. And moms love that kind of stuff.

April Wrap-Up

Even though the skies were grey and cloudy, there was a bright spot in my kitchen this month. I had fun making snacks and desserts for you in April! Which one was your favorite?

Kitchen Sink Cookies

I used butterscotch chips, nuts, coconut, m&m’s, and of course oats. However, I think they would be fantastic with some raisins or dates, maybe a little orange zest and cinnamon, or peanut butter candies. Honestly, you can just use whatever you like, or whatever you have in your pantry.

Caramel Corn Snack Mix

This caramel corn is more crunchy than sticky. As it should be. You still get that awesome caramely flavor without the fear of emergency dental work. And, because the Chex cereal tends to hold more caramel than the popcorn, there are actually a few bites that are caramel-free. Or caramel light, I guess.