Banana Mango Smoothie

This smoothie is so refreshing, light, and most importantly, HEALTHY! With only a few ingredients you can make a decadent smoothie for breakfast in under 15 minutes. I recommend using bananas that are turning brown. Use up the ones that no one wants to eat AND get some extra sweetness, because this recipe doesn’t have…

Peppermint White Chocolate Cookies

Christmas Cookies! How fun! They’re such a sweet tradition! … but aren’t they almost always dry, stale tasting, flavorless, and too sugary? No offense Christmas Cookies. These cookies, however, are full of holiday flavor AND they’re soft, chunky, and delicious! Peppermint is my favorite holiday flavor. To me it beats eggnog, nutmeg, caramel, chocolate, pumpkin,…

Homemade Soft Pretzels

I am obsessed with soft pretzels. They are my weakness and I freely admit that. Anytime I go to the mall I have to have one. This recipe is dangerous for me. These are so easy to make AND they taste just like Auntie Anne’s. You can coat them in cinnamon sugar, salt, pepperoni… anything….

Triple Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate lover? You’ve come to the right place. These brownies are made with 100% dark, milk, and white chocolate with a crunch top, gooey inside, and molten chocolate middle. I’m not a chocolate person, and even I couldn’t stop eating these. I made this recipe when an old friend asked for brownies for her birthday…

Strawberry Cream Cheese Tartlets

It’s Summer! It’s time for picnics & pies! These fun and easy tartlets are the perfect dessert to pack in your basket. And if you don’t want them to be mini, you can multiply the recipe to make one large pie. They have a salty sweet crushed cookie crust, a creamy cream cheese filling, and…

Vanilla Bean Rose Cupcakes

These delicate, floral, and light cupcakes are perfumed with rose water and speckled with vanilla bean. Decorated with beautiful piped rose petals they make the perfect gift. I developed this recipe through trial and error, due to rose water’s tendency to be overbearing or nonexistent in cakes, and the final product is absolutely stunning. Happy…

Lemon Macarons

“I think you’re forgetting an ‘o’. Don’t you mean macaroons?” Despite the common misconception, no. A French Macaron and a Macaroon are two distinctly different desserts, and here’s why: A macaron is probably what comes to mind first; the light, airy cookie sandwich with cream or jam filling that has its roots in Italy and…

Mini Peach Tartlets

I love peaches; peaches and cream, peach tea, peach pie, peach ice cream… and the list goes on. So I decided to make something I had never tried before – a mini peach tartlet. These quaint little pies took a lot of hard work and trial and error, but the end result was absolutely delicious….