• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gluten-free Halloween sugar cookies

    gluten free spider web cookies

    It’s hard for me to believe that it’s late October — especially since it has been 95 degrees here all week — but somehow it is almost Halloween. I recently went on a baking binge and made several different kinds of Halloween cookies that I am going to share with you, but I wanted to […]

  • Frosted chocolate animal cookies

    frosted chocolate animal cookies

    One of my awesome co-workers, June, recently had an incredibly adorable baby boy. But before she left for maternity leave, we had a shower at work to shower her with love… and cookies. The decorations for the shower were zoo animals, so I decided that frosted animal cookies — like the pink and white kind I […]

  • Nutella brownies and a Snacknadium

    nutella football brownies

    As much as I enjoy putting together layer cakes or intricately decorated cookies, sometimes you just need a recipe that only calls for two ingredients and a few minutes of work. This is that recipe. I wasn’t totally sure how they were going to turn out, because Nutella + eggs = brownies seems too good […]

  • Snickerdoodles

    snickerdoodles

    I was so busy in the weeks leading up to Christmas this year that I didn’t get a chance to bake ANY Christmas cookies at home! Luckily, I had a chance to whip up some snickerdoodles at my mother-in-law’s house, so we had something to leave for Santa. These snickerdoodles are pretty simple to make, […]

  • Pumpkin coconut bars

    pumpkin bars | marshmallows and margaritas

    Several years ago, when I was living in South Carolina, I had to work the day before and the day after Thanksgiving, so I couldn’t go to my family’s house in Michigan. Instead, I drove up to Charleston to have Thanksgiving dinner with my grandparents and my aunt and uncle. But said dinner wasn’t in […]