Chocolate Mousse Torte

Carl’s birthday was in February, so the fact that I’m getting around to sharing the dessert from that occasion in April is a little sad, since all this time it’s been weighing on my mind how you’re all missing out on having this chocolate decadence in your lives. Obviously it wasn’t weighing too heavily, since […]

Loaded Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

chocolate caramel popcorn with marshmallows and pretzels

Popcorn with all the things is pretty much always a good idea. Gemma had plans to make this popcorn for Christmas Eve before Christmas holidays even came, but when little Jack arrived early it got pushed to the back burner as we significantly scaled back our offerings of food at family gatherings. Like, if we had […]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Cheesecake

While scrolling through Instagram at my annual birthday hair appointment, I came across a cheesecake that stopped me in my tracks. It didn’t help that I hadn’t eaten lunch and was ravenously hungry; the worst possible time to look at pictures of food. I picked up the necessary 3 bricks of cream cheese on the […]

Homemade Oreos

There are few things I like better than a good giant Oreo entering my face. Oreos are one of my only hard cookie weaknesses (only the chocolate ones, not the goldens). Being able to make an even more delicious version at home can only be a dangerous thing. Thankfully they require the extra step of […]

Ginger Pear Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ginger Pear Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese, yes please.

Was there ever a cupcake to better beckon fall? My amazing mom is here today with these cozy treats, first made by my sister, replicated and documented by Mom, soon to be replicated by yours truly when I buy my first ever pear :) Feast your eyes! From Mom… September marks the beginning of the year, […]

#MenchiesMyWay Frozen Yogurt Creations (Giveaway!)

Menchies frozen yogurt

Carl has never been more pleased with me and my blogging as when I agreed to be a summer ambassador for Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. It was only three weeks ago that he had his first Menchie’s experience, and he was hooked. I had yet to experience it myself, but his rave reviews piqued my interest. Turns out […]

Field Berry Pie

Mixed Berry Pie - the fastest pie you'll make this summer |

I’m realizing that often I use the expression “I struggle with…” as code for “This really ticks me off and I complain about it more than I should.” For instance, “I struggle with the time around dinner when the kids are hungry and the house is it’s warmest and I feel like I need 23 more […]