Super Easy Cherry Icebox Cake

I have been SUPER busy lately. I’m getting ready to go off to college soon, so we’ve been doing and traveling a lot for that. However, this dessert is PERFECT for busy seasons (especially over summer) because it is so easy and quick to make. It is customizable, and requires very few ingredients. It’s actuallyContinue reading “Super Easy Cherry Icebox Cake”

Croissants

School is winding down, but my most recent assignment was to learn how to something. Of course, I immediately knew I had to tackle a new recipe, and croissants have been on my bucket list for a while. I always see my Aunt Vickie make beautiful looking croissants, so I got some tips from herContinue reading “Croissants”

Cranberry Orange Butter Cookies

1 1/2 c vegan butter/coconut oil 1 1/4 c powdered sugar 2 tsp vanilla 3 c flour 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 c chopped dried cranberries 3 oranges worth of orange zest 1 c sparkling sugar to roll dough in Beat butter for about 2 mins until creamy. GraduallyContinue reading “Cranberry Orange Butter Cookies”

Brown Butter Caramel Centered Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

Merry Christmas Eve! I’ve been on a cookie baking frenzy lately. I made about 10 dozen cookies in the last week, no exaggeration. I’ve been giving them out as gifts (and of course sampling along the way). These cookies are decadent, bursting with flavor, and not as hard as they look to make. They haveContinue reading “Brown Butter Caramel Centered Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies”

Mini Pumpkin Cakes

Happy belated Halloween! I wanted to get this recipe out yesterday, but better late than never. Plus, I think this would be a really cute centerpiece/dessert for the Thanksgiving season, especially if you have a select few non-pie eaters. I made the recipe small batch, so you’ll get 3 mini pumpkin cakes. The cakes areContinue reading “Mini Pumpkin Cakes”

Cinnamon Roll Croissant Loaf

This loaf is the pinnacle of fall treats. It’s warm, comforting, sweet, and cinnamony. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE cinnamon. It’s one of my favorite flavors, and this time a year I put it in everything from desserts to breakfast to soup to roasted veggies. For such a complex concept, it’s super easyContinue reading “Cinnamon Roll Croissant Loaf”

Mel’s Lemon Macarons

My family recently had our 2nd macaron baking showdown. I won’t lie, I kind of went off the grid and didn’t use a scale for my recipe, so it was not my best work. I thought I’d share my sister’s recipe instead, as she thoughtfully made hers vegan, too. Macarons are one of our favoriteContinue reading “Mel’s Lemon Macarons”

Strawberry Orange Morning Knots

I looove a good pastry and we had a bunch of oranges to use, so I was excited to make this recipe. They’ve got a nice blast of citrus and are a perfect way to wake yourself up with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. The shape is really fun, and everyoneContinue reading “Strawberry Orange Morning Knots”