Holiday Checkerboard Cookies

I have a love for all things bright and patterned, so of course I just had to try my hand at these “checkerboard” cookies. I chose to do a white and red pattern, but they would be even more festive in red and green.


#TBT: Monster Truck Birthday Cake

Throwback Thursday time! A few months ago I had the pleasure of making the 3rd birthday cake for my *favoritest-ever* litte boy, Noah, who was the ring bearer in our wedding. Noah loves Blaze and the Monster Machines, so I decided to take some cues from those cute characters and emblems. This large cake, which…

Shortbread Faceoff! Contender #2, Rosemary

Contender #2 in my shortbread faceoff is a fragrant rosemary version. The rosemary is quite prevalent, so if you’re not a fan, this is not the recipe for you! I love the idea of using herbs in sweet recipes. They add an element that you certainly can’t recreate with any other ingredients. My whole house…

Shortbread Faceoff! Contender #1, Pistachio

I’ve been toying with the idea of putting a holiday spin on my classic shortbread recipe, so I came up with two variations. The first is a nutty, crunchy pistachio version. Flecked with little bits of green, these little darlings have a subtle festive quality.

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Loving this holiday twist on my standby biscotti recipe! The green and red colors make it extra festive. Crunchy with a softer interior, these cookies are best dunked in a cup of coffee. Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room…

Classic Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie has been a staple of our Thanksgiving table for as long as I can remember. Light and silky smooth, it’s the perfect counterpoint to a heavy holiday meal.

Brown Butter Apple Pie

Happy Thanksgiving! I look forward to this feast all year. Surrounded by family, trying out new recipes, and, of course, chowing down on old favorites–what could possibly be better?

Ultimate Oreo Explosion Cake

Since my dear husband’s birthday was on Election Day this year, we decided to celebrate this weekend instead. My husband loves Oreos over almost any other sweet, so I decided to dream up the ultimate Oreo cake. This decadent cake features two layers of rich chocolate fudge cake, filled with large chunks of Oreos, and frosted…