Great American Cookie Double Doozies

I don’t know about you, but walking past the Great American Cookie kiosk at the mall without stopping is the hardest thing ever! I succeed sometimes but there are plenty of times I have to stop and get one of those double doozie cookies.  If you aren’t familiar with them, a double doozie is two […]

Caramel Apple Layer Cake

Recently my neighbor had someone give her a ton of apples from a local orchard and she generously shared them with me.  I was going back through recipes that I have saved over the years and came across this cake that I always say I’m going to try and just never have.  I am so […]

Banana Bread Whoopie Pies

How do you like your bananas? Do you like them super ripe, slightly spotted, or under ripe? I like mine under ripe where they are bright yellow, just past the green phase and I won’t eat them once they get a spot on them. So I had 3 bananas on my counter fully spotted and […]

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies & Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook

Recently Tate’s Bake Shop contacted me to see if I would like to review their newest cookbook.  I took one look at their website and quickly replied with yes! Tate’s Bake Shop is a bakery in Southampton owned  and created by Kathleen King.  I was so excited when I received the cookbook and read the […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

It’s October and you know what that means…It’s Pumpkin time!! I couldn’t resist starting out October with a delicious pumpkin treat.  There’s just something so addictive about the pumpkin/chocolate combination.  I’ve probably mentioned this before, but Adam doesn’t like pumpkin (I know, I don’t understand it either!) so I wasn’t sure he would like these. […]

Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

So I’ve been putting off getting a donut pan as I thought it would take up too much room in my townhouse and limited cabinet space.  But, my longing for donuts outweighed that skepticism about where I would put it and so I asked for one for my birthday.  I’m so glad I did! The […]

DC Cupcake’s Vanilla Cupcakes w/Vanilla Buttercream

I was watching Live with Kelly (it’s so hard for me not to say Regis & Kelly!) on the DVR last week and I got SUPER excited when I saw Sophie and Katherine from the TLC show, DC Cupcakes.  That is one my favorite shows and I just love the dynamic between the two sisters.  I’ve […]

Red Velvet Cake Roll

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m not big into Valentine’s, I’m more in the camp of let’s celebrate love all year with special surprises.  That being said, I don’t dislike valentine’s, we just don’t usually go all out.  We usually will make a nice dinner and stay in, though last year we got takeout and it was […]

Whole Grain Strawberry Pop-Tart Scones

I love scones and I thought it would be a perfect thing to wake up to on Labor Day, especially since I made them the day before and didn’t have to get up early to make them!! I’m not an early riser on a regular day, let alone a holiday! These were really delicious! Soft […]

Oatmeal Cream Pies

OH MY WORD!! This is one of those “make right now” recipes! These were even better than their little debbie counterparts. I wanted to make a dessert for a youth retreat we were having and immediately my mind went to these homemade oatmeal cream pies because what kid doesn’t love little debbies? They turned out […]

Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream

My birthday is Thursday, the big 2-9. Yep, about to enter the last year of my twenties! Where has the time gone?!? My mom is out of town this week and wanted to celebrate with me before she left so they came over this weekend. She wanted to make something special for me and so […]

One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you all have a great one! Ours is going to be very low key with dinner at home and games on the Wii, I think. Just good quality time together. To me Valentine’s equals chocolate. Since my valentine is crazy over cupcakes, I made these chocolate cupcakes from Martha. They are […]

Strawberry Limeade Cupcakes

I also made some desserts for our gathering, and while not completely mexican, these still said party! I found these Cherry Limeade Cupcakes on Annie’s Eats, but since I’m not super crazy about cherry in my desserts, I decided to use strawberry in the icing instead. The icing is from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. These […]

Vanilla Almond Cake with Strawberry Filling

I had been planning on making a chocolate layer cake for our dinner party, but it was such a gorgeous and hot day outside, that I thought that might be too heavy. I immediately thought of doing a yellow cake with some sort of strawberry filling. However, I couldn’t really find a recipe that I […]

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

Adam absolutely loves cupcakes. He adores them. So, naturally for his birthday he requested that I make cupcakes. He said that he wanted chocolate chip cupcakes with chocolate frosting, so I obliged. I had seen this recipe for chocolate chip cupcakes in Martha Stewart Living in February and thought it would be perfect. It turned […]

Honey Bun Cake

This cake is AH-MAZING!!! Oh my goodness, you have got to try this cake. It is super moist and just overall delicious! Plus, it is lower in fat than normal because it uses egg whites and applesauce instead of regular eggs & oil. I found this when searching for a dessert on to bring […]

Black & White Cupcakes

I helped host a bridal shower this past weekend. To save a little money, we all decided to make a batch of cupcakes for the dessert instead of ordering a cake. Since the bride’s colors for the wedding are black & white, my friend, Joy, had the great idea to make chocolate cupcakes with cream […]

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

I saw these on Annie’s Eats and just knew I had to make them sometime, so I filed the recipe away for the right opportunity to make them. I thought they would be great to make for our youth retreat because what teenager doesn’t love hostess cupcakes?? These were really good, plus they are super […]

Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes

These are the cupcakes from the famous Magnolia Bakery in NYC. After going to New York this spring, I’ve been wanting to try these cupcakes for a while now. We saw the Magnolia Bakery when we were there, but were way to full from lunch at John’s Pizza, and it was cold and the line […]