Autumn, Baked, Dessert, Holidays

Apple Pie with Decorative Crust

Bake on! Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg ….the sweet aroma filled my kitchen. One year ago, I made a salted caramel apple pie. The flavor was amazing, the presentation was not. I was disappointed and knew it could be better. As much as I love to bake, making decorative décor is a challenge. That should be a… Continue reading Apple Pie with Decorative Crust

Baked, Dessert, Happiness is homemade

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls with the perfect amount of sweetness! My favorite part is the ooey gooey center of course. Super fluffy, perfect for breakfast and coffee : ) This was my first time making cinnamon rolls from scratch and they were amazing! A sweet dough similar to brioche. Yes! You all know how much I love… Continue reading Cinnamon Rolls

Baked, Dessert, Recipes

Mini Cheesecakes

National Dessert Day! This is one of my all time favorite desserts. Rich, smooth, creamy cheesecake with a buttery graham cracker crust : ) My first cheesecake attempt 20 years ago was a baking fail 👎 . All it takes is practice! This dessert doesn't last long in my house due to a bunch of… Continue reading Mini Cheesecakes

Autumn, Baked, Dessert, Recipes

Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

Going bananas! A simple & delightful recipe that is perfect for breakfast or dessert. I woke up to a gorgeous morning --- sunshine, hot cup of coffee and a slice of banana-licious bread : )  It's sweet treat with or without the maple glaze. Golden brown edges plus bursting banana flavor inside. Yes! I commonly… Continue reading Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

Autumn, Baked, Dessert

Caramel Popcorn

Happy Fall! Bring on the fall scents, booties, pumpkins, baked goods, gorgeous colors & caramel.  A sweet & easy Fall snack --- crispy caramel popcorn : )  Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks especially for cozy weather, movies & reading. Caramel popcorn tastes amazing plus you can add anything your heart desires. Reeses pieces,… Continue reading Caramel Popcorn

Baked, Dessert, Recipes

Apple Cider Cookies

Do you like chewy or hard cookies? My Pop Pop loved hard-crunchy cookies. I prefer a soft chewy center  : ) I can't believe how fast the summer days flew by. Which leads us to my favorite season in 13 days, Autumn! The leaves are starting to change, football officially started, caramel apples arrived and… Continue reading Apple Cider Cookies

Dessert, Happiness is homemade, Recipes

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake! When I was a little girl, I liked the Strawberry Shortcake cartoon so much. As an adult, I like the dessert even better. In the past, I've made this dessert in a trifle bowl --- known for its pretty presentation. Layering a mason jar "nicely" with custard and strawberry glaze was definitely a… Continue reading Strawberry Shortcake