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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies {And S’mores!}

Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Cookies~ Only Three Ingredients!

Graham crackers, chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk combine to create a decadent cookie! I found this recipe in an old magazine clipping my grandmother has sent me. I love how she does that… sees something in a magazine and sends it snail mail. It’s such a treat to know she was thinking of me […]

cookie monster cupcakes

Cookie Monster Cupcakes!

A quick video tutorial on how to make the most adorable and fun Cookie Monster Cupcakes! (both mini and regular size) Is there anything better than Cookie Monster? I know I grew up loving that friendly face and loving how he attacked cookies with wild abandon! I may or may not do that myself.  These […]

Rainbow Cookie Cake

Rainbow Cookie Cake with Rainbow Chip Frosting!

One of the fondest memories of our youth is birthdays. More specifically, the very special birthday cake that mom made for you. One thing I can remember very fondly from my childhood is Rainbow Chip frosting on my yellow cake. There was something so darn amazing about those little rainbow pieces scattered all throughout the frosting! […]

chocolate cookie dough sandwich cookies

Chocolate Cookie with Cookie Dough filling~ the ultimate cookie sandwich!

There is just something so exciting about cookie dough. Paired with deep, rich chocolate and you are basically in cookie dough lovers heaven! I was having a craving the other day which is so weird for me! Kidding. My diet is basically satisfying one craving to the next. But anywho, I wanted chocolate and cookie […]

Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie!

This Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet is kicked up a notch when cayenne pepper is added! I am a sucker for anything in a skillet. It’s one of my weaknesses on Pinterest… I will type “skillet” into the search bar and scroll for days. And pin of course. And tell myself that I am […]

soft chocolate chip cookies

Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Does the world need a new Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe? Probably not. So it’s a good thing I didn’t create I! For this recipe I was actually looking for the best chocolate chip cookie dough, (which it is!) but then was blown away when the cookie baked up. It was so light and so […]

simple sugar cookies with buttercream

Simple Sugar Cookies with Green Buttercream and Gold Sprinkles!

Making sugar cookies is one of those therapeutic things that seems to get me back ‘on center’. In a chaotic and stressful and demanding world, there is something so satisfying about the simple combination of flour, butter and sugar. I was just playing around and came up with this recipe. See, I have my Best Sugar […]

salted caramel peanut butter mousse in a mini chocolate cookie cup

Peanut Butter Mouse in Chocolate Cookie Cups!

As you can tell by my blog posts of late, peanut butter is becoming my favorite ingredient to add to desserts. This amazing mini Peanut Butter and chocolate treat is no exception! Quite frankly, I was really inspired by the peanut butter itself for this particular dessert. Skippy has a limited edition flavor out that is […]

old fashioned monster cookies

Old Fashioned Monster Cookies!

These Old Fashioned Monster Cookie recipe is inspired by a love of eating. I wish I had some awesome story about how my grandma made them in 1942, but yeah. It was just me tinkering away in my kitchen and putting together what I envisioned an old fashioned cookie would be like. Seems like that […]

butterscotch peanut butter snickerdoodles

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Snickerdoodle!

I hope I have stressed to you the simple joy and delight that is beautifully expressed in the relationship between peanut butter and butterscotch.  I have made it into a cake, a dessert pizza, a chocolate bark, and now a snickerdoodle. Why? It’s fun. It’s pretty. People love it. Because it works. I used peanut […]

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 […]

chocolate caramel ginger cookies

Chocolate Caramel Ginger Cookies!

Let’s talk ginger. Not the hair (although that would be fun too because I happened to have given birth to ginger baby).  The vegetable.  Or as most refer to it, the herb or spice. Are you a fan? After seeing this recipe you will be, in one form or another.  Of this I am confident. […]

Naked Cakes and Live TV

Naked Fruit Cake!

One of the perks of living in MN is Twin Cities Live.  It is a local show that is nationally recognized for the talent and quality of programming.  I am slightly biased because I happen to adore one of the hosts (well both actually!!) , Elizabeth Ries.  But even if I didn’t know her, I […]

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 […]