Salted Caramel Apple Tart

This salted caramel apple tart is a great dessert to make when you want to make something for a group that looks super fancy but doesn’t require a lot of fuss. This tart takes about an hour and 20 minutes total time from start to finish, and only about 20 minutes of that time is…

No Bake Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter and Chocolate

‘Memba these from back in the day?  There isn’t one particular memory associated with these oatmeal, chocolate, and peanut butter cookies but they give me a general sense of nostalgia for the seemingly endless summer nights that were some of the most carefree days imaginable.  My best friend’s mom used to make these and they…

Strawberry Icebox Pie with Pretzel Crust

It’s hard to find a pie my kids will actually eat.  This is a pie that seals the deal! Even John, who indulges me by being my taste-tester but doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, really loved this pie.  It’s all gone, my friends.  All gone. The crust is made out of pretzels, brown…

Carrot Cake that Puts the “Carrot” in Carrot Cake

I can’t believe Easter has come and gone!  What a fun weekend it was!  The kiddos woke up and rummaged through their Easter baskets.  Both kiddos don’t really care too much for the chocolate.  They were most excited about the toys (stickers, bubbles, etc.).  Are these really my children?  This year, I made this carrot cake. …

Easy Ombré Easter Cookies

Sweeeeeet! Can you tell we’re willing spring and Easter to hurry up and get here??  I wrote about a fabulous sugar cookie recipe here.  It’s my go-to sugar cookie recipe for life (seriously though…it’s pretty amazing.  I can’t imagine switching).  It has a nice salty finish at the end, not too sweet but not too…

Cut-out sugar cookies with royal icing

Sugar cookies are actually more difficult than you’d expect.  Some dough is too dry, others have too much butter that causes the cookies to spread out and melt into a mess as they bake.  This cookie dough is the best around — and I won’t go back to anything else after much experimentation. Royal icing…

Nom Nom Nom Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie, especially when they’re fresh out of the oven…and homemade!  And February is a hard month.  I think it’s the hardest month because it’s the dead of winter, all of the fun holidays have passed, and spring is nowhere in sight…yet.  Comfort foods are on my mind, and…