pumpkin puff pastry

Homemade Pumpkin Puff Pastry! From scratch toaster strudel!

I have officially jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon and I am so excited about it!  This faux Toaster Strudel® recipe is absolutely amazing, and the perfect way to start any day! It all started with a homemade puff pastry.  I have made it three times in the last couple days and love it more and […]

pumpkin rose cookies

Pumpkin Rose Sandwich Cookies with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting!

Making things into roses is kinda my thing.  I have an Original Rose Cake, Neapolitan Rose Cookies and Red Velvet Rose Cookies.  I recently decided to re-vamp my Pumpkin & Brown Butter Sandwich Cookie’s and make them into rose cookies! Which is kinda weird, I admit.  I mean, the correlation between roses and pumpkins is […]

Zucchini Banana Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Zucchini Layer Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting!

There is something utterly refreshing about walking out to the garden and choosing a vegetable that I can turn into a cake.   So often when I think about cake and baking I think sugar, sweet, over-the-top decadence. Sometimes, however, it is nice to enjoy the beauty of a layer cake while still using wholesome and […]

homemade carrot cake


Trying to find a real carrot cake recipe is not as easy as you would think.  My Mother-in-Law was having a big birthday party last Sunday and that was her only request.  Real carrot cake.  With real ingredients. I have never been a fan of chunky carrot cake.  Chunky as in… no visible carrot pieces. […]

Red Velvet Melting Snowman Cookies

Red Velvet and Cream Cheese Melting Snowman Cookies #cookies #christmas #redvelvet #creamcheese

If you have read my blog for awhile now you know that I am very, very serious about two things. 1. Honesty and Integrity in blogging… always crediting the source when you use someone else’s idea. 2. Sugar. These cookie were inspired by the amazing Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie.  She created the Original Melting […]

caramel cream cheese frosting

Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting!

Starting in August I start to use a lot more cream cheese frostings.  They go so perfectly with banana breads, zucchini treats, and then apple and pumpkin desserts! Finding a really good Caramel Cream Cheese frosting was not something I knew I needed in my life until I accidentally ate some.  Then I was obsessed. […]

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies!

I have been going Red Velvet crazy! Ever since I made some red velvet sugar cookies my mind was working overtime coming up with different ways to use it. There is of course my favorite, the Red Velvet Sugar Cookie Strawberry Shortcake. But before I show you all the variations, let me share the recipe. […]

Coffee Cream Cake

Pioneer Woman's Coffee Cream Cake

I just tried this beautiful Coffee Cream Cake from The Pioneer Woman’s new book!   I am baking in my kitchen.  She is at home in her kitchen.  So why do I feel like she is right there with me? Its just how magical her new cookbook is! Not only is it beautiful and amazing, […]

Zucchini Cupcakes and the BEST Cream Cheese Frosting


I made these cupcakes today. They taste fantastic. The texture is perfection, the flavor spot on, the cake supremely moist. But they paled in comparison to the frosting. I kid you not, I made the best cream cheese frosting I have ever made in my whole life today. I got it from Martha Stewart. At […]