Seven Layer Bar Cookie Cake

I’ve had a busy week and decided to forgo the blog post I had planned, but I got an unexpected snow day today so here we are! As I’ve said before, I love the creative process behind baking and styling and photographing, but sometimes putting the words to go along with the photos can be a drag to me. And as a result some weeks go by without any post, just because I get too busy (or too lazy) to complete my least favorite part of the process ....more

Heart Emoji Sugar Cookies

With all the hearts flying around these days, I only thought it was right to pay homage to one of my favorite emojis in baked good form – the heart eyes smiley face! I use this one A LOT, and although I’ve been dying to do some poop emoji cupcakes (love these!), I guess this version of an emoji treat is a bit more appetizing, especially with Valentine’s Day coming up. I’ve been doing a lot of baking recently since we’ve been home a lot – by choice and because of Jonas – so these were one of my snowed-in creations from last week ....more

Salted Caramel Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake

Now that I don’t walk past at least 3 Starbucks on my way to work every morning, I’ve been making a lot more coffee at home. Which is great for my wallet, but I do miss my special caffeinated treats every once in...more

Sea Salt Dark Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Last week we had our first coating...more

Disco Ball Funfetti Cheesecake Dip

I may have gone 100% over the top with this one, but I just couldn’t stop myself once the idea got into my head. A party dip for your New Year’s Eve party that looks like a disco ball! I really wanted to make something cute and festive for New Year’s since I’ve ignored the holiday on the blog the past few years, and this is what I came up with ....more

Homemade Cut-Out Dog Treats

I couldn’t get through the holiday season this year without at least one post to celebrate Piper’s first Christmas! Our little puppy is now almost 5 months old and growing like a weed. She looks SO different from the last post I featured her in, but still unbelievably cute ....more

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Snowmen Cookies

It wouldn’t be Christmas if I didn’t make at least one batch of peanut butter cup cookies! They are the baked good I’ve been making the longest, it’s my most tried and true recipe, and I love thinking of new ways to basically make the same cookie over and over again. Last year Ryan helped make a cookie butter version, and this year I’ve swapped out the traditional milk chocolate Reese’s for the white chocolate variety ....more

Christmas Tree Eggnog Pound Cake + a Giveaway

Let the holiday baking begin! ...more

Glazed Chocolate Donut Stack Cake

Every year when Ryan’s birthday comes around I try to do something truly different. He sees all of my baking...more

Pumpkin Cheesecake Layer Cake

I realize none of you will be able to make this cake for tomorrow’s big meal since I’m quite delayed in sharing my Thanksgiving dessert, but I couldn’t help share this epic cake that we’ll be enjoying tomorrow. I’ve done a lot of layer cakes with cheesecake centers since I started this blog – Oreo, Oatmeal Cookie, Red Velvet – and it was just about time pumpkin was added to the list if I’m trying to stay on trend. Ever since I made those Pumpkin Whoopie Pies earlier this fall I was reminded how good pumpkin cake can be ....more