Zucchini Cupcakes with Pistachio Honey Buttercream

If there is one thing that grows in Utah, it's zucchini. We have a prolific plant in our garden and now, we have zucchini for daaaaaays. It's hard to know what to do with it. You always start with zucchini bread. That's really the only logical place to start. But then you have to branch out. Zucchini fritters, zucchini noodles, zucchini bars. Oodles and oodles of zucchini. And if Pinterest is any indication, I'm not alone. Every kitchen in America appears to be drowning in green squash....more

An Explosion of 4th of July Desserts

Fireworks. Sparklers. Parades. Barbecue. Red, white and blue. And desserts! I've made many 4th of July desserts the last few years. Here's a roundup of all the tasty treats you can create this Independence Day.These cupcakes are my favorite dessert. I love the red, white and blue cake, and sparklers on top. You can find the recipe in this post....more

My Favorite Coffee Cake

This past Christmas, I made my own personal Ezekiel-Style spin on stollen and the family loved it.  It has since become our go-to breakfast bread or, as we adults like to call it, coffee cake.  If you're familiar with Ezekiel bread, you know it has a considerable weight, lots of fiber and a very hearty flavor.  When you add dried fruits and nuts to the standard sprouts and sprouted grains, you get a substantial breakfast bread sure to satisfy any sweet tooth without added sugar, glaze or frosting.  ...more

Vegan Espresso Meringue Cookies (Aquafaba cookies)

If I hadn’t tried it for myself, I would have thought all those photos showing beautiful, shiny meringue with stiff peaks (that we all strive for) on all those KitchenAid whip attachments were photo shopped....more

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart has been on my baking bucket list for some time now.If y’all have been following me, you know how much I love lemons.Some might even say I have a lemon obsession, call me lemon crazy, or say I have an addiction to lemons.I say Yes, Yes, and Yes! All of the above are correct concerning me and lemons.I love lemons!And I love lemon treats with their sweet and tart flavors. It’s like a yin and yang kind of thing....more

Poppy Seed Plaited Loaf


Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

INGREDIENTS110g butter (softened)70g sugar150g plain (all-purpose) flour1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar (or essence)Caramel (I used Nestle’s)20g dark chocolate...more

Divine Divinity (or, who knew childhood memories tasted so sweet?)

So in my house, the shopping is done (almost), the tree is decorated (kinda), and I’ve finished all of my baking (yay!).  My goodie gift boxes have been handed out at work, consisting of Peanut Butter Haystacks, Big Bad Boozy Balls, Spiced Pecans (you’ll get that recipe next year ), and finally, my mother’s Divine Divinity....more