Double Chocolate Cookies


Tomorrow at school, our kindergartner will be enjoying his first ever Valentine’s Day Party. He is beyond excited. He has signed his name on all of his carefully selected cards. He chose a red shirt to wear, because it is Valentine’s Day and of course you wear red on Valentine’s Day. (Duh, mama!) He is … Read more

Cherry Pecan Bread


Getting back into my kitchen and my normal cooking routine is pure comfort for me. So what better way to do that than with some comforting, just-out-of-the-oven bread? This bread is dense but moist, a little bit crumbly and a lot flavorful. It is not overly sweet, which makes it a nice breakfast bread for … Read more

Homemade Donuts

As soon as the craving hits for a sweet, doughy treat, my mind goes straight to nostalgic memories of weekend trips to the local donut shop growing up. Though I loved picking out an assortment of frosted favorites, what I really longed for were still-warm cake donuts straight from the fryer.  Now that I make … Read more

Candy Cane Snowballs

The moment I spy those iconic red-and-white striped candy canes lining the supermarket shelves, I know the holiday season has arrived. As much as I love candy canes on their own, I get even more excited to bake them into sweet treats like these Candy Cane Snowballs.  They deliver all the nostalgic peppermint flavor I … Read more

Tasty Orange Snowball Cookies

When it comes to tried and true holiday cookies, snowball cookies have secured their spot as a forever favorite. Their soft, fluffy texture melts in your mouth while the sweet vanilla and nutty flavors delight. Today, I’m so excited to share my recipe for a fresh twist – Orange Infused Snowball Cookies! The addition of … Read more

Cream Cheese Pastry Cookies


It feels so good to finally get started on my Christmas baking list. I’ve added quite a few new recipes and ideas to this year’s list that I’m excited to try. These cookies were an experiment for me, so I just made a small batch to begin with since I wasn’t sure if the dough … Read more



I feel like such a Christmas baking slacker this year! When I look through the archives here and at A Simple Walk, I can’t help but think how much better off I did with all the baking last year. I was 85% done by Thanksgiving and my freezer was filled with all sorts of different … Read more

Pear and Cream Cheese Muffins


It’s  a good thing my children never get tired of muffins. I love to have muffins on hand all the time. They are my favorite option for a quick, grab-and-go breakfast. They make a perfect snack. Sometimes, they even double as dessert in a pinch. Muffins freeze beautifully and there is no end to the … Read more

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats


The following is a guest post from Lynn, who shares her many wonderful recipes at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. This is one of those unhealthy, but fun and easy recipes that kids will love. This recipe is a version of your basic rice crispy treat. This version, however, is a little fancier, if a rice crispy … Read more

Stuffed Bread Sticks


I can’t even begin to tell you how good these stuffed bread sticks are! I made a big batch for the kids for dinner and for the freezer and I had to force myself to stop at sampling just one. They definitely have a pizza taste, without the mess of a baked in sauce. Instead, … Read more