Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Happy Thanksgiving! William Arthur Ward wrote “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” At our Thanksgiving table today we will be enjoying these moist and delicious Carrot Cake Cupcakes…hope you’re all enjoying a wonderful meal with family and friends. Heidi & I wish everyone a blessed holiday. Continue reading

The Cookie Jar: Cookies & Crème Cookies

You ever browse the internet and find something that looks so darn good that you just have to make it? Well the other day I was checking out my friend Jodi’s blog The Creative Life In Between and she shared a cookie recipe that was just that…. it looked so good that I just HAD to make it…In fact, it tasted so darn good that I just had to share it! Even though my husband thought it was silly that I was turning a cookie INTO another cookie – I made them anyway…and boy were they a huge hit. These fabulous Cookies & Crème Cookies all started with an Oreo… Continue reading

The Cookie Jar: Walnut Butterballs

Walnut Butterballs
Years ago when we were young my mother would organize cookie making days during the Christmas season. She had a ton of wonderful cookie recipes that my sisters and I would make with her – it was so much fun! It’s been years since I’ve had to make more than a batch of cookies…but since I was recently invited to join in a Cookie Exchange Party I had the opportunity to make these delightful Christmas-time cookies that my mom used to make with us. What made it even more special is that I spent the day making these with my friend Kristin. Thank you Kristin for opening up your kitchen for a special day of cookie-baking! Continue reading

Coconut Blueberry Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

Coconut Blueberry Cake

Happy 4th of July! In honor of the national holiday celebrating our independence, here’s a luscious and dense Coconut & Blueberry cake, frosted with a creamy Lemon Cream Cheese Icing and topped off with fresh blueberries. The perfect dessert to add to your holiday menu. Pop on a few fresh strawberries and you’ve got the red, white & blue theme covered…Enjoy your holiday! Continue reading

Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

Mini Chocolate Lava Cake 1

These little treasures are great to make and have in the fridge for a plethora of occasions. I serve them at dinner parties and give them as gifts in pairs every Valentine’s Day to friends and family. Today I made 40 of them for a bridal shower as a favor to take home and bake… but of course my Hubby and I had to have a little sample so I could show you how awesome and easy they are… (now there are only 38). The best part is they can be stored uncooked in the fridge for several months and you can pop them in the oven any time you want one. Here, have a bite… Continue reading