• Carrot Cake

    Carrot Cake

    Carrot Cake Carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts. What I love about this carrot cake recipe is that it is easy to make at home from scratch. It is the best because it is so moist and delicious. After you try this carrot cake recipe, you’ll never buy pre-made carrot cake from a store again!  This post contains affiliate links The best part of this recipe is it utilizes cream cheese for the frosting. That tangy creamy element just enhances the natural sweetness in this carrot cake recipe.  Using baby carrots in this carrot cake recipe really cuts down on the prep work for it. You can certainly…

  • Sugar Cookies

    Sugar Cookies

    Sugar Cookies Recipe Sugar cookies are easily my favorite type of cookie. The way to my heart is through a good sugar cookie, and always has been. But until now, I had never tried to make them myself. It always seemed like such a daunting task to get it right. Everyone who could make them was some sort of magician. I thought that until I tried this recipe! Now I want to make them all the time.  This post contains affiliate links Sugar cookies are soft, chewy, buttery, and sweet. The ingredients are so simplistic for the deliciousness that they create! Sugar Cookie Origins Sugar cookies originated with German Protestants…

  • Mountain Dew Cake

    Mountain Dew Cake

    Mountain Dew Cake Mountain Dew cake is a family recipe that I learned many years ago from one of my aunts. At first I thought it was crazy. Who puts soda into a cake?! But it is delicious. I learned something that day.  If you like any kind of lemon cake or dessert, you will love this Mountain Dew Cake! This post contains affiliate links The recipe is simple as well. I literally just throw everything into the stand mixer to mix and then bake. It is just that easy. This is a great recipe for kids to get comfortable baking too. Because it is basically impossible to screw up,…

  • The Perfect Flan

    The Perfect Flan

    The Perfect Flan Flan is one of the easiest desserts to make and it is delicious! This is the perfect flan recipe. I’ve been making this for years because it is a favorite of mine.  This post contains affiliate links A friend took me to a mexican restaurant last week and asked me if I wanted flan when he ordered. Well, yes. I wanted some because I never pass up an opportunity to eat flan. This inspired me to teach him how to make it as well, because it is incredibly easy to do.  The Perfect Flan Ingredients 1 can evaporated milk 1 can sweetened condensed milk 4 eggs 1…

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies  Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect fall recipe to enjoy! Fall is easily my favorite season of the year. It is time for hoodies, football, pumpkin spice, falling leaves, and soup.  I’ve had many compliments on these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, including people who don’t typically eat pumpkin. I’ve been making them for several years now, and they’ve become a requested cookie from friends and family both.  This post contains affiliate links If you love pumpkin pie and chocolate, I’m very confident that you will adore these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! These cookies are the perfect vehicle to finally enjoy pumpkin and chocolate together, all…

  • Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies Raspberry chocolate chip cookies are easily a favorite recipe of mine! Summer is right around the corner and that means raspberries! I don’t know about anyone else, but raspberries are my all time favorite fruit. I was excited when I found the idea to put them in cookies! Raspberries and chocolate are a fabulous combination. This post contains affiliate links These raspberry chocolate chip cookies need to be eaten within a couple of days so that they don’t spoil, but they will disappear when you aren’t looking! They are just that good. The smell alone is incredible. I stopped before Nathan was allowed to start dividing…

  • Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies Candied bacon chocolate chip cookies are my new favorite thing! Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies or bacon? Combining the two just seemed genius. Nathan and a friend of mine are constantly asking me to add bacon to my recipes or find new ways to include bacon in dinner for them. These cookies just seemed like a natural idea. I’ve started wrapping my meatloaf in bacon because of them. I’m going to try wrapping asparagus in bacon as well, after I found a great recipe for it. This post contains affiliate links Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients: Bacon, pepper-crusted, thick cut, 12 strips ½…

  • Easy Apple Pie

    Easy Apple Pie

    Easy Apple Pie Easy Apple Pie is just delicious! It is also really simple to make. I’ve always considered apple pie to be a complicated dish. Because it looks really intricate and time consuming. But it isn’t! Anybody can make this, even someone who doesn’t bake much. That is what makes this recipe wonderful. This post contains affiliate links If this tells you how simple it is, I feel completely confident giving the recipe to Nathan, my husband, and letting him make it without any added instructions or reminders to make sure he does something. It is a great beginner recipe, or for those who don’t bake much. Easy Apple…

  • Red Velvet Cake

    Red Velvet Cake

    Red Velvet Cake Red velvet cake has always been a favorite for me. It is the last birthday cake that I made my best friend, and there is a lot of memories in that. I actually have not made it since that time until today. It was a nice way to bring back that memory. Food equals memories, and this recipe is certainly no exception to that. This post contains affiliate links My favorite thing about this recipe is that it is actually really simple. I am always a bit amazed by that. That something that simple can taste so delicious. I am not the most elaborate baker in the…

  • Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

    Peppermint Bark Cheesecake

    Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Peppermint bark cheesecake is my absolute favorite winter and holiday dessert. I’m a huge cheesecake fan to begin with, so when I found this recipe, it was amazing. I’ve since tweaked it a bit, but it is really a fun thing to make. This post contains affiliate links Christmas Tradition There are a couple of reasons why this is such a fun dessert to make. One, it just tastes amazing. Two, it is my own tradition for Christmas time. Something I’ve been doing the last few years and really taking it seriously is traditions. Not just doing or enjoying the ones from the past, but creating new…

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