• Celebration sprinkle cookies

    celebration sprinkle cookies

    I have to apologize for not sharing these cookies with you sooner. They are amazing, and I was keeping them all to myself. Well, not totally to myself. I let my family eat some. These cookies are a much-more-delicious version of those rainbow sprinkle-covered cookies they have at bakeries–the kind that are so beautiful and […]

  • Pumpkin cupcakes

    Pumpkin Spice Cupcake recipe at Marshmallows and Margaritas - perfect for fall!

    Pumpkin spice lattes have arrived at Starbucks, apple picking pictures are popping up all over Instagram, and temperatures here in Bahrain have dipped into the double digits (it was 95 today), which can only mean one thing: It’s fall! Let’s break out the canned pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg and make cupcakes. You don’t even need […]

  • How to make a unicorn cake – without fondant

    How to make a unicorn cake with no fondant

    You may have seen pictures of beautiful unicorn cakes floating around the Internet — the ones with lovely closed eyes and long lashes and swirly golden horns. I wanted to bake myself one for my birthday, but I didn’t want to have to use any fondant (or non-edible items), so I had to come up with […]

  • Sopapilla cheesecake bars

    Easy sopapilla cheesecake bars with cinnamon sugar and honey

    A few years ago, I was visiting Phoenix for work and had the chance to see my mom’s BFF. She reads the blog (hi, Beth!) and gave me a bunch of different recipes to try. One that immediately caught my eye was something called “sopapilla cheesecake,” and I meant to make it as soon as […]

  • Sweetheart smoothie bowl

    sweetheart berry rose-smoothie bowl

    Conversation hearts, boxes of chocolates, and red velvet cupcakes are all great ways to show someone you love them on Valentine’s Day, but I get it: Not everyone is into treats that are full of flour, white sugar, and food coloring. But what about a bowl packed with real fruit that happens to smell (and […]

  • Red velvet sandwich cookies

    red velvet heart sandwich cookies

    While I hate basically everything card companies and Hollywood studios serve to us as “romance,” I do have a soft spot for Valentine’s Day. I guess it’s all the red and pink hearts, plus the opportunity for adorable treats. This year, after I saw the super cute red heart cut-out cookies on the cover of Better Homes […]

  • Rainbows and unicorns

    unicorn and rainbow cookies

    I don’t know about you, but I could definitely use some good vibes right about now. And so, I present: unicorn and rainbow cookies. I tried some new-to-me methods when decorating these cookies, and some worked better than others. But really, how can you go wrong with unicorns and rainbows? Instead of using colored icing […]

  • Candy corn layer cake

    candy corn cake for Halloween

    I love most candies that are basically just sugar + food coloring, so it’s no surprise that I adore candy corn (mellowcreme pumpkins are the best)! But there’s only so much candy corn one human can eat, and they don’t have it here in Bahrain anyway. They do, however, have butter, sugar, and flour, which […]

  • Disney Halloween cookies

    jack skellington cookies

    Halloween at Disneyland is an extra magical time. They have a special Halloween party (which, sadly, we never made it to), Halloween-themed treats, various Disney villians to meet and take photos with, and cool Halloween decorations throughout the park. I had never seen Nightmare Before Christmas before going to Disneyland at Halloween, but after experiencing […]

  • Chocolate-cinnamon skeleton cookies

    Chocolate-cinnamon skeleton cookies for Halloween!

    When we were living in San Diego County, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a sugar skull class and a Dia de los Muertos celebration. Both fueled my obsession with the beautiful designs on the traditional sugar skulls, but when I was thinking of making skeleton cookies that could work for Halloween […]