Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. For me, the summer is all about creating special memories with my family.  Some of my favorite summer memories include baking with my mom and lemonade stands!  Nothing is quite as quintessential as an adorable lemonade stand, sticky fingers and sweet smiles.  I’m combining my favorite summer memories and making an extraordinary summer treat with my kids.  These strawberry lemonade … [Read more...]

Mini Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Raspberry Ganache

AD - This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine.   Love is in the air and the sweetest holiday is just around the corner.  This Valentine's Day show your sweetheart how much you love them with decadent mini chocolate cakes with chocolate raspberry ganache.  These mini cakes are a sweet finish to a romantic Valentine's dinner and you'll love how easy they are to whip up, just in time to celebrate with your loved ones! We used to … [Read more...]

Back to School Chalkboard Brownies

Ad - This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. The kids are back in school and we are all finally adjusting to the routine of waking up early, homework and after school activities.  After a fairly unstructured summer of lazy pool days, traveling and enjoying lots of popsicles it's nice to have a routine and schedule.  We are celebrating a new school year in the most delicious way with Back to School Chalkboard … [Read more...]

Rocket Ship Cake Push Pops

Ad - This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. The opinions and text are all mine. One of the things I love about the summer is that I get to spend quality time with my kid reading, swimming, crafting and baking.  Being a teacher's daughter, I especially love when we can incorporate a little learning into our summertime fun.  Recently my kids have been obsessed with space and learning about the galaxy, planets and space exploration. When I discovered that … [Read more...]

Galactic Space Cupcakes

Did you know that 12 people have walked on the surface of the moon?  Me either, but recently my kids have been obsessed with checking out books and watching shows about space.  I've learned quite a bit about space this summer, including that there is even an annual holiday, Space Exploration Day on July 20th, that commemorates the anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon.  If there is a holiday to be celebrated you can guarantee that I'll find a way to make it fun and … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream

Summer may officially be over, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a delicious and cool treat.  That's right these Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream are bursting with fall flavors and giving us a reason to hang on to one of our favorite parts of summer just a little bit longer. These tempting treats take advantage of deliciously warm fall flavors for an irresistible dessert the whole family will love.  Plus, this is a great recipe for your kids to get in the … [Read more...]

Lemon Basil Sun Drop Cookies

What do you get when you take two vibrant summer flavors and combine them to create a sweet treat?  You get the most delicious Lemon Basil Sun Drop Cookies, of course!  Lemon and basil are a great flavor combination, but most people wouldn't think to combine them in cookies, but that's just what my mom and I did this weekend and the results are a delicious, sweet and tart cookie that taste just like a bright summer day. A few months ago I had the privilege of attending the Wilton Sweet Up … [Read more...]

Cupcakery Book Review & Giveaway

Are you ready for sweetness overload? I'm so excited to share Cupcakery, the newest book to my collection!  This gorgeous book by Toni Miller, the author of the popular blog Make Bake Celebrate, is full of simply irresistible party-perfect cupcakes that you can make in a flash! I met Toni at a conference this past January and loved her passion and enthusiasm for absolutely everything.  She was so bright and bubbly and I knew that her new book would be nothing short of amazing.  When Cupcakery … [Read more...]

Naked Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

When there is a celebration there should be cake!  This time of year always brings lots of reasons to celebrate.  No matter what you are celebrating from graduation parties, teacher appreciation celebrations, birthday parties to Mother's Day this Naked Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting will be a star. I know this time of year can be crazy busy and running to the grocery store to pick up a store bought cake even seems daunting with your packed schedule, but I'm going to show you how … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Cinnamon Cookie Sandwiches

Baking is a a big part of the holidays for our family.  As a kid it was like Christmas couldn't officially arrive until we had baked dozens of cookies in the kitchen with festive Christmas music playing in the background.  Thanks to Nestle Toll House for sponsoring today's post and inspiring me to create these delicious Gingerbread Cinnamon Cookie Sandwiches with Nestlé Toll House Rolled & Ready Cookie Dough Sheets! While I love baking I'm not a big fan of the mess that usually gets made. … [Read more...]