Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes with the Ultimate Chocolate Frosting

The Ultimate Chocolate Cupcake!

I have finally perfected the perfect chocolate cupcake! This will be your new favorite! This has been a literal labor of love! I have tested recipes from every major recipe source and have not been able to find the one I considered to be perfect. My ideal recipe is one that is perfectly domed, that […]

Zucchini Pull-Apart Bread

Zucchini Pull-Apart Bread!

I have never created a more delicious way to use up zucchini! This decadent bread is going to become a classic in your house just like it has in mine! I have more zucchini than I know what to do with, so coming up with NEW ways to use it has been a challenge this […]

typography cake

Typography Birthday Cake!

My oldest child turning 9 was a pretty big deal in this house. This meant that I had officially been a mom for just about 10 years. (Pregnancy counts… just ask any mom!) This meant that I had made 10 years of parenting mistakes on my precious first born. This meant that I had given […]

Strawberry “Shortcake” Mousse Cups

Strawberry "Shortcake" Mousse in a Cup! Easy no-bake dessert!

Simple Strawberry Shortcake Mousse Cups are the perfect way to taste the flavors of summer! Fast, easy, rich and refreshing… everything you want in a dessert! This recipe was one that fooled me.  It seems too easy, too simple in its ingredients to be anything that would “wow” you.  I didn’t have high expectations, I […]

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake with Blueberries and Chocolate Sauce!

This delicious Chocolate Shortcake with Strawberries, Blueberries and Chocolate Sauce is the ideal summertime snack! Fresh fruit is the perfect complement to this sweet treat. I love making cookies and taking care of my family! But it wasn’t always this way. There was a time in my life where baking was something bakeries did and […]

Frozen S’mores Cheesecake

Frozen Smores Cheesecake!

Classic s’mores are kicked up a notch in this decadent frozen dessert! Is it hot where you are? I live in Minnesota (and love it) but one of the things that we deal with is humidity. So while it may only be 80 degrees, it will feel like 100 because the humidity is 70%. It’s […]

Neapolitan Frosting Cupcakes

Neapolitan Frosting Cupcakes!

Piled high frosting in vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate is a wonderful way to bring some Neapolitan into your life! As you can imagine, this cupcake is all about the frosting. If for any reason you are opposed to such ridiculous amounts of frosting piled high onto a delicious cupcake then: 1. You are in the […]

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes!

A couple years ago I made a Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake Cake.  Little did I know (as is most often the case when I am creating recipes!) that it was an original recipe.  Whoopee! These cupcakes today are the babies to that original cake. With a special twist of course!   I can’t think of […]

bourbon chocolate tipsy cake

Bourbon Chocolate Tipsy Cake!

This Boozy Chocolate Cake is paired with a Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting and a Hard Sauce that I want to pour over everything!   I was recently asked to participate in a baking challenge with Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.  Since this is not a question I get often, my first and immediate response was […]

Homemade Pan Release {Baking Spray}

"Goop" ~ Homemade Pan Release.  Cheap, Easy and Effective!  You must try this recipe!

Quite a few months ago I had a post on my facebook page about running out of Bakers Spray.  Lots of smart and seasoned bakers chimed in, and almost half of them suggested this weird thing called GOOP. I was Weary.  Anxious.  Apprehensive.  And that was just because I was watching the Real Housewives of […]

Sunflower Cupcakes

Buttercream Sunflower Cupcakes! {video hot-to}

Simple decorated Sunflower Cupcakes are fun for every age level. This is the perfect cupcakes for any occasion that involves flowers! Next time it’s your turn to bring cupcakes to school/church/work/party be sure to consider these! They are fun, always leave people in awe, and definitely delicious! Here is a quick video on how to […]

Orange Creamsicle Sugar Cookies

Orange Creamsicle Sugar Cookies!

These delicious Orange Creamsicle Sugar Cookies are the ideal summer-time snack! Fresh orange zest is the perfect compliment to this sweet treat! One thing that screams spring time and summer time to me is fruit in desserts. I love that it is totally acceptable to have strawberry spilling out of everything and blueberries nestled in […]

Zucchini Double Chocolate Cake

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Ganache!

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. All on its own it’s full of rich chocolate […]

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

The BEST Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookie!

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. Even chocolate chip cookies! And it just so happens that these are […]

zucchini slutty brownies

Zucchini Slutty Brownies! Seriously delicious and a fabulous way to use up some summer zucchini!

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, […]

Froggy Cupcakes

Buttercream Frog 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. You do NOT want to see the […]

blueberry zucchini cupcakes

Blueberry Zucchini Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream!

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. But I do have a few tips on how to make it the perfect cupcake. Printblueberry zucchini cupcakes […]

amazingest sugar cookies and how to be a good mom

Giant Sugar Cookies with Cherry Buttercream

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. FIVE. (Ages 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2.) Five awesome little people […]

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cone

Ice Cream Cone made from Chocolate Chip Cookie! (video)

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. So I just winged it. A few times. It was definitely a trial […]

Shark Fin Cupcakes

Shark Fin Cupcakes! (video)

Making shark fin cupcakes is easy and fun! I made these this morning because this week is a special week. SHARK WEEK! I can’t help myself during Shark Week. Admittedly Sharks terrify me and the ocean scares me and the idea of being in open water is clearly a nightmare. But I am fascinated with […]