Cookie Dough Cupcakes

I forgot about this gem of a recipe until recently. You may have gathered by now that I’m a big fan of a good mashup. These cupcakes combine two classics– the chocolate chip cookie and the cupcake. The cupcakes have all the rich flavors of a chocolate chip cookie, with the light, tender texture ofContinue reading “Cookie Dough Cupcakes”

Mini Pear and Fig Ramekin Pies

Sometimes when I mess around in the kitchen, it just creates a huge mess that no one wants to eat. Sometimes, though, magic happens. Today was one of those days. I had some ingredients that needed to be used, so I whipped together these fun little desserts, and I absolutely love them. They take minimalContinue reading “Mini Pear and Fig Ramekin Pies”

Chai Cupcakes with Apple Spice Frosting

The flavor of these cupcakes is out of this world. The cake is tender and the frosting is sweet and indulgent. Another great choice for non-pie eaters during the holidays, or just to add another option; they pair prefect with a hot mug of tea or cider. I used Trader Joe’s Apple Cider Jam inContinue reading “Chai Cupcakes with Apple Spice Frosting”

Autumn Harvest Pie with Apple Cider Punch

This really is the perfect autumn combo. The pie has is warm and comforting with a bold flavor. The punch is light and woodsy. Enjoy them by a campfire in flannel pants like we did, and you have a picturesque fall evening. I always think that throwing out the fruit from Sangria is a bigContinue reading “Autumn Harvest Pie with Apple Cider Punch”

Cookie Muffins

This was one of my completely spontaneous recipes; I literally made it as I went along. I had some cookie dough that was a little dried out from being in the fridge. I didn’t want it to go to waste, but knew it wouldn’t make the best cookies on it’s own. I’m so glad thisContinue reading “Cookie Muffins”

Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Muffin Tops

I’m not going to lie, I ate like 16 of these at once. They’re addicting and delicious, but also packed with nutrients. The recipe is from one of my favorite youtubers, Ellen Fisher. I have both of her e-cookbooks, and I use both of them frequently. They’re full of fun whole food recipes like thisContinue reading “Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Muffin Tops”

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”

Quick & Easy Staple Brownies

These brownies don’t need an introduction. They are fudgy, have a crackly top, and store very well. Don’t be intimidated by the boiling water; it just melts the chocolate, so that you get maximum fudginess. I believe everyone needs a really solid brownie recipe. Brownies are a classic, no matter what the event or seasonContinue reading “Quick & Easy Staple Brownies”

Tulane’s Peach Shortcakes

This week I had the amazing opportunity to bake virtually with Tulane University’s Assistant Director Jorge Nunez, so my thanks go out to him for this recipe. It was part of Tulane’s self care series they were having, which I thought was awesome. It was nice to relax for a couple hours after some longContinue reading “Tulane’s Peach Shortcakes”

Super Moist Zucchini Bread

Huge thank you to Love & Lemons for this amazing recipe! I saw it on her beautiful blog, and I just knew I had to try it. My neighbor always brings us GIANT home grown zucchinis in the summer, so I was looking for ways to use them all. Seriously, 1 zucchini produced enough forContinue reading “Super Moist Zucchini Bread”