Gorgeous Meringue Cookies (that are totally delish, too)

These Meringue Cookies are perfect for that special someone on Valentine’s Day! I heart Valentine’s Day. I really do! Maybe one reason is that my handsome husband loves to make me feel extra special that day. He’s a hopeless romantic! For instance… the trip we just took to Hawaii… he surprised me with that for Christmas AND planned out every single lovely detail. He’s just like that!  So with this special holiday coming up pretty soon, I’m sharing this recipe from {Read More}

How to Make the Prettiest Sugar Cookies Ever!

Today I’m once again featuring the crazy/amazing baking skills of my daughter in law Shandi from The White Kitten Bakes! I hope one day I can bake cakes, cupcakes and cookies that taste as phenomenal as they look. But that day isn’t here yet! I adore cooking, but honestly, I’m a baking disaster! I love the way all these turned out. But if I had to pick a favorite, it might be those gorgeous snowflakes! Here’s how you can make the {Read More}

Super Delish Pecan Pie Cookies

I am LOVIN’ holiday baking this year! This one is one of my new favorites: Pecan Pie Cookies. Which is ironic. because I thought I didn’t like pecan pie. Turns out, I do! Thanks to these yummy cookies. Eating one of these cookies is like indulging a mini pecan pie made for one. Which the hubs definitely gives a two thumbs up!  And I have to say… these were really easy to make. I used Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, but can {Read More}

Oh-So-Delicious Maraschino Cherry White Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are seriously good! I love the combination of the white chocolate and the cherries. Plus, they’re pretty and festive for the holidays!  One thing I always love about fall weekends is that they seem to be less hectic and busy than those of summer. I love nothing more than baking and relaxing with a good book. Last weekend I baked up these tasty cookies and enjoyed reading on my new NOOK GlowLight Plus. I’m so excited to have an eReader {Read More}

Simply Adorable Halloween Cupcakes

I hope these Halloween Cupcakes provide inspiration for your own cute creations! I’m gonna be honest. I’m really not a baker. And that’s an understatement! The motto for my desserts is that they always TASTE better than they LOOK. So I have a few favorites I’ve mastered. Or at least that I’ve made often enough that I don’t completely mess them up. So wasn’t I lucky to get two daughters-in-law (Shandi and Rachel) who love to bake and are extremely talented and {Read More}

Oh So Easy, Oh So Delicious: Salted Caramel Brownie Trifle

I have found my new go-to dessert for entertaining. Easy to make? The simplest… five minutes, tops. Impressive to guests? Yup. Delicious? Check. In fact, Tom officially named it as his favorite dessert I’ve ever made. I’m talking about layers of brownie, caramel, whipped cream, mini chips and chocolate syrup. Yum!  I adapted this from a similar dessert over at Crazy Little Projects, where she made everything from scratch (and I imagine it’s quite amazing!). I, on the other hand, didn’t have {Read More}