Homemade Lemon Curd (in a jar!)

If you’re by chance living in the part of the country covered with snow this morning, you may need something bright and sunny as much as I do today! Now don’t get me wrong I happen to love me a good snow day: the quiet blanket of white covering everything, and the way it forces us all to slow down and relax. But my mind is dreaming of Friday when I leave this winter wonderland for five glorious days in Mexico! ...more

Sweet & Salty Layer Cake

Have you ever had a dream about a cake? I actually have dreamed about several desserts in the last few years and this beauty was one of them. I woke up super excited to make a cake that involved ground up potato chips and pretzels in the frosting! ...more

Perfect Homemade Pizza Crust

One of my New Years Resolutions was to bake more homemade bread. After mastering pita, I felt like the natural next step is a really delicious, classic pizza crust. Middle of the road- not too thick or too thin, crisp but also chewy… you know- that pizza crust that will house years of pizzas for my family ....more

Blood Orange Curd Bars

It’s January and you should be expecting at least one recipe per week that involves juicy, citrus, goodness. Are we Ok with this? I was lucky enough to find a bag of perfect looking blood oranges at Trader Joes last week and they were just begging to be juiced and baked into something so here it is Continue reading: Blood Orange Curd Bars ...more

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies for Two

This is the time of year when it’s popular to cut out sugar and replace it with salad and green juice right? No don’t get me wrong, I happen to love salad AND green juice, but I also think a little dessert is Ok. I’ve always been someone who prefers to allow sweets in small quantities vs ....more

Lemon Greek Yogurt Pound Cake

It’s January 5th, you guys are cool to be back to sweets again right? I tried to crank out a healthier recipe for you today, but then I made this amazing pound cake over the weekend and I just couldn’t wait to share. I do have some non-dessert recipe plans for this month, but for today it’s all about this super luscious lemon-y cake ....more

Best of 2014- Your and My Favorites

Happy New Years Eve! I cannot believe this year is over! Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was waddling around, as pregnant as can be, spending New Years Eve 2013 in my PJs on the couch? ...more

Dark and Sticky Gingerbread Cake

Is holiday senoritis a thing? Like I’m so ready to be on vacation and home with my family that I’m a bit over doing anything that can be considered work. Is that a thing? ...more

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

I just can’t stop with the super festive recipes you guys. I’m just having way too much fun with it! Also, by some miracle, Hugo is in a self-sufficient phase, happily playing by himself for huge chunks of time ....more

Dark Chocoalte Peppermint Layer Cake

I think it’s high time for some chocolate peppermint action up in here don’t you? No Christmas season is really complete without the presence of a festive candy cane or two and this layer cake has a couple of those and so much more. It’s a showstopper if I ever saw one, and would be the perfect dessert for a holiday party or special dinner ....more