full bore

I know it seems weird, but I find the greatest peace in life just being with my family. Hanging out on our property and watching the kids explore and delight in the grass and trees and bugs and little flowers that we sometimes refer to as weeds, even though they aren’t and watching children play together realizing that these relationships are one of the greatest gifts in this world and that there is just no comparison to the friendship between sisters (and brothers) even when they are running for their lives from the whole family who just wants to shower the baby with hugs and kisses but the baby is not quite on board with that plan so runs full bore into me and I drop my camera and can’t quite stop laughing long enough to notice that I have kids piled on top of me and am holding on for dear life to a baby turned toddler and it’s the quite possibly the greatest day ever. Or, Sunday ....more

Zucchini Double Chocolate Cake

This is the best Chocolate Zucchini Cake, ever. Totally moist, full of amazing flavor, and destined to be your go-to recipe! And while I did add poured chocolate ganache AND piped chocolate ganache… the truth is that this cake really doesn’t need any frosting at all ....more

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies will rival any chocolate chip cookie recipe~ they are soft and full of buttery chocolate deliciousness! We have been blessed with a very healthy zucchini crop this year and I am taking full advantage! Zucchini is going in everything ....more

so good

The fact that this sweet girl greets me with a huge smile every morning, and that...more

zucchini slutty brownies

Making decadent chocolate zucchini brownies that cover double stuff Oreo’s that are nestled over a layer of zucchini chocolate chip cookies is my new favorite thing to do. Telling people what they are called is not. I first saw these over on The Londoner and, just like so many millions of people in the world, was completely fascinated ....more

Froggy Cupcakes

These sweet little frog inspired cupcakes are made from buttercream and the very best vanilla cupcakes! These frog cupcakes were suggested by (ok, they flat out begged) my kids. We had fun figuring out a way to do them that was easy but still looked like a frog ....more

blueberry zucchini cupcakes

I shared a recipe for Blueberry Zucchini Cake and it has been popular to say the least! One question that people ask over and over is, “Can I make this into a cupcake?” Yes! Yes, you can ....more

amazingest sugar cookies and how to be a good mom

This post is brought to you by me (all thoughts and recipes are my own) and Aquafresh. Thank you for helping me to continue to bring you beautiful and delicious treats! I don’t know if you are aware, but I have five kids ....more

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cone

Let me just say this straight out, I did not invent this! I saw this on Dude Foods and was completely intrigued. But while they do give a brief description of how to do it, there were a lot of details missing ....more

Shark Fin Cupcakes

Making shark fin cupcakes is easy and fun! I made these this morning because this week is a special week. SHARK WEEK! ...more