Baking Up Nostalgia

Some of my earliest memories take place in my childhood kitchen. I'm settled up on the countertop, feet swinging, as my dad rolls out the pie crust dough made from my great-grandmother's secret recipe. There's a chill in the air signaling it's Thanksgiving or Christmas, and everything feels a bit magical and special. Baking might [...]

Rainy Day Kid’s Activities: Toddler Edition

May has been so hot, so early in the year...until last week, when it started sporadically storming throughout the day. The weather apps can't keep up, and neither can we. One minute it's blue skies and sunshine, and thirty seconds later it's flat-out pouring rain while the sun is still shining.Since spending any length of [...]

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

There's possibly no food combination I love more than peanut butter and chocolate. It's just so right, you know? So one day I had a hankering for brownies, but felt like they could really use some peanut butter. So I crafted this little recipe! Let me know what you think, if you bake a batch [...]

Apple Pie Bars

We'd been purchasing a variety of pastries from Costco and Kroger for J to take to work in the mornings, since he doesn't typically have time for breakfast at home (sleep deprivation thanks to two small kiddos is to blame for that!). I realized during one of our weekly treks around the bakery department that [...]

Best. Cupcakes. Ever.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you made Red Velvet Cupcakes with an Oreo bottom, a mini Reese's candy in the middle and topped it with Oreo Whipped Frosting? Thank goodness my friend Kelsie did, and we made them. We've dubbed them R Squared Cupcakes (Red Velvet Reese-Oreo). And they are delicious.It all [...]