Strawberry & Pistachio Cluster Bark

Nothing like jumping ahead to a Valentine’s Day dessert just as we are all settling into 2014. But hey, I figure many of you may be a little burnt out on your fair share of sweet treats. With that, we might as well get into the next holiday gift-giving mode ....more

Cranberry and Coconut Bread

Happy 2014, everyone! I’m starting the year off with a cranberry bread—a simple, sweet treat that comes together in just ten minutes. I added some coconut and chocolate chips to balance out any tartness the cranberries may have ....more

White Chocolate & Cranberry Pot de Creme

Who is still recovering from holiday baking fatigue? No worries, I’ve got you covered with this no-fuss, show-stopping New Year’s Eve dessert—White Chocolate & Cranberry Pot de Crème. I’m keeping this super short, because like most of you, I’m recovering as well Continue reading: White Chocolate & Cranberry Pot de Creme ©Bakers Royale ...more

Nespresso Review and Giveway!

As many of you know, I’m a coffee fanatic. With that I can be quite a coffee snob. I’m not much of coffee-for-fuel drinker other than for a morning jump start ....more

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Let’s switch it up today and take a break from all the holiday baking for an easy, gluten-free pizza. By that I mean an easy cauliflower crust recipe that takes 20 minutes to throw together and bake. See I’m all about easy lately, especially when the easy things in life aren’t so easy ....more

Double-Chocolate Peppermint Pot de Creme

I’m officially peppermint crazy, but if it’s not “peppermint” crazy it’s bound to be something else, so at least this benign. Because other crazies would be like using my mascara wand to stir coffee, squirting contact solution on my toothbrush and leaving the house for work with no shoes. As it is, I can be absentminded enough on my own, pregnancy has just made it better—crazier, ...more

Blackberry & Almond Coffee Cake

Grab a plate so you can catch the crumbly almond streusel, because trust me—you won’t want to miss any part of this cake. What can you expect under the streusel? How about a tender cake crumb with a sweet ribbon of blackberry jam, running its way through every bite? ...more

Ooey Gooey Blackberry Butter Bars

I think you are going to love this riff on the classic ooey gooey bar recipe. If you are a regular reader than you know the classic is something I find too sweet. If you’re a newer reader, then join me and let’s play with our food ....more

Cranberry-Almond Rum Balls

These Cranberry-Almond Rum Balls are a variation on the classic rum ball that just so happens to turn out to be more healthy. Although I didn’t set out to do that, it happened. I skipped the traditional crumbed cookies for crushed marcona almonds and corn syrup for honey ....more

Peppermint Tuxedo Fudge

Holiday crazy is in high gear around here, so to keep things simple I’m doing a 5-minute fudge with only five ingredients today. You are gonna love this recipe. Wait till you see it, its highly adaptable and great for gift giving ....more