christmas tree cookie stacks (and a giveaway!)

Christmas Tree Cookie Stack!

Isn’t baking in December some of the most fun baking there is?  I have a few theories on why this is. 1. For the US folks, this is typically one of the cooler months, so being in a cozy kitchen with an oven full of delectable cookies and treats warms the soul as well as […]

2 ingredient decorative chocolate bark~ easy and delicious!

Chocolate Bark with amazing patterns on the back!! SO easy to do!

My friend Joan and I were scrolling through Instagram together (because don’t all friends do this?) and happened upon one of my favorite people ever, Manuela from Passion for Baking. She had a brilliant idea of using silicone fondant mats for her chocolate bark!  I am not kidding you, that very day I put her […]

christmas cookie sandwiches with wondra

Holiday Sugar Cookies!

As a baker there are two things that I value greatly: 1. Time 2. Quality ingredients Sometimes, as much as it pains me, I have to set certain recipes off to the side because of the time involved.  This is never a fun choice because we all know that the care put into a recipe is […]

Let Earth Receive Her King!

Christmas Mantle

I absolutely love our new home.  I love that we have a space we can grow into and that we can truly make our own. Trying to figure out how I want to design things hasn’t been an easy task because I am not a good interior designer!  But I really enjoy the process. And […]

The Christmas Scale

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Chocolate Curls Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake with Chocolate Ruffle Curls

I know I said I would stop with the red and green but apparently I was totally lying.  Sorry. I made a white cake, tinted some frosting red and green, then melted some chocolate.  Have you ever made chocolate curls?  I had tried once before.  It was a major fail.  I am pretty sure there […]

Some Things (Silver Rose Cake)

Silver Christmas Rose Cake

I hope you will forgive me interrupting your regularly scheduled program, I just need to take care of some business. First off, the sweet little Silver Bell’s inspired Rose Cake above was seen in an ad in the latest issue of Sweet Paul Magazine!  I am a huge, huge fan of those great guys and hope you will be […]

The Reason For the Season

This was us in front of the giant tree in Animal Kingdom, Disney World.  I know I look outrageously huge, but I am going to shamelessly blame it on the baby.   At least for the next ten years or so. We had such a fantastic time and I miss it terribly!  I want to share pictures with […]

Christmas Tree Cake {Surprise Inside Cake!}

Christmas Tree Surprise Cake!

UPDATED: Tutorial HERE Check out my original Christmas Tree Surprise-Inside cake! I decided to try and put trees in the midst of all those ‘ruffles’. But then, I took it a step further. A Surprise Inside Cake! The inside of this precious little cake that nearly killed me to cut into I loved it so is a […]

Holiday Goodies

I am busy, busy, busy trying to get ready for a big vacation to Florida (and yes, that includes lots of DISNEY WORLD!) and preparing some fabulous holiday cookies, cakes, and sweets for you before I go. But in the meantime, here are some holiday cookies and cakes I would love to share! These are […]

Christmas Gift Idea for Kids {CONTEST CLOSED}

To see the winners click HERE.   Yes.  I know.  Its not even Thanksgiving yet.  I know.  I'm sorry.  I have to get my shopping done early this year.  I cant wait to tell you more about THAT! (really, its actually kinda exciting) I just got done ordering some personalized coloring books for my kids and thought […]

Don’t Let This Happen To You.

Its ok, its ok, I know. I have been there.  When I was first married I did not even know how to turn on the oven.  But a little youtube and hunger go a long way in the teaching department. So, in honor of everyone out there who burns toast and forgets at add cheese […]

Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Spice Cookies

This is one of my most favorite cookies I have ever made.  Its got amazing depth of flavor… sweet and spicy, soft and chewy.  The perfect cookie! With great pleasure, I am so excited to present to you my Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate (if you dare) Spice Cookie! These cookies bake up large, so you would expect […]