Category Archive: Desserts

Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

I make these every year for New Years Eve, but they would be fantastic for Valentine’s Day! Vanilla bean cupcakes with rosé champagne soaked strawberries, frosted with a champagne buttercream and topped with… Continue reading

Bourbon Balls

This recipe came to me all the way from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from a woman my mother-in-law works with and  I am glad she passed it along because these are really good! A… Continue reading

Hershey’s Kisses Peanut Butter Cookies

This is another cookie my grandmother and I used to make together and has always been a big hit with the family. The recipe comes right off of the bag for the Hershey… Continue reading

Grandma Nik’s Sugar Cookies

This recipe is my most treasured Christmas Cookie recipe, as it was my Great Grandma Niklas’ which was passed down through the family. When my grandmother and I baked cookies together when I… Continue reading

Decorated Cut Outs

If you’ve got the time over the holidays, this is a great alternative to the standard sugar cookie (which I will be doing a post on soon!). Piped with royal icing in lots… Continue reading

Gingerbread Cookies

I’ve been crazy busy this week working on our family’s Christmas Cookies this week so I’ve been working hard on baking and falling behind on posting about them so I apologize. These Gingerbread… Continue reading

Peppermint Gingerbread House

I love gingerbread houses during the holidays. My dad and I always used to buy the little kits and make them together, and our family used to meet relatives for dinner every December… Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies are a staple for everyones Christmastime repertoire, so simple yet so delicious it’s hard to go without them! Last year I made really big cookies that were super thin and… Continue reading

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Every year I make the Christmas cookies that are put out for our big Christmas Eve dinner. Once December hits, the time flies by so I like to make 2 or 3 different… Continue reading

Strawberry Rosemary Scones

What I love about these scones are how easy they are. You don’t need a scone pan to make them and it takes the intimidation out of making scones. These would be perfect… Continue reading

Shingled Leaf Apple Pie

This is a more artful approach to your standard apple pie and I think it’s a really great way to dress up a dessert for Thanksgiving. It takes quite a bit more time… Continue reading

Mini Cranberry Meringue Pies

Some of you may have seen this recipe when I did a guest post for the Blue Butterfly Vintage blog, but with Thanksgiving just over a week away I thought I’d share it… Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cake

We celebrated my mom’s 49th birthday at her house in Jamestown this past weekend. As an amazing gift, her good friend came over and made our whole family dinner and hors d’oeuvres. She… Continue reading

Cinnamon Ice Cream

I started making my own ice cream a few years ago and nothing beats it for a number of reasons… it tastes better, you know exactly what is and isn’t in it, it’s… Continue reading

Classic Apple Pie

Our farmer’s market has been filled with wall to wall apples the last couple of weeks, so I decided to make a pie over the weekend. It was a dreary last couple of… Continue reading

NYC Devil’s Food Cake

This great recipe comes from The Dutch in New York City. I made it for my husband’s birthday, which we celebrated over the weekend so I doubled the recipe to make a 6… Continue reading