Christmas Lights Cookie

Christmas Lights Cookie! My inspiration for these cookies came from a Disney snow globe. My son loved Disney characters as a child — this Mickey & Pluto snow globe has been a part of our holidays since he was a little boy (sheesh, I’m old 🤫😩).  Notice the decoration on the bottom of the snowContinue reading “Christmas Lights Cookie”

Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons… dipped in chocolate rum! That’s right : ) I LOVE coconut. I know a few people that aren’t coconut fans due to the texture. These cuties are so easy to make — great on their own or dipped in chocolate deliciousness!  Lightly golden brown on the outside and chewy inside. I scattered the coconutContinue reading “Coconut Macaroons”

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking the season bright! Warm, delicious, chewy with slightly melted morsels 😋 There are a variety of amazing flavored cookies but making the classic chocolate chip holds a special place in my heart — baking memories with my Mom, Grandmom & my son!  My go to recipe for National Cookie Day (today) and holidays : )Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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 aContinue reading “Apple Pie with Decorative Crust”

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 loveContinue reading “Cinnamon Rolls”

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 ofContinue reading “Mini Cheesecakes”

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 commonlyContinue reading “Banana Bread with Maple Glaze”

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”

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 andContinue reading “Apple Cider Cookies”

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 aContinue reading “Strawberry Shortcake”