Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Chèvre Caramel Sauce Drip

Carrot Cake

Moist, from-scratch spiced carrot cake iced with tangy cream cheese frosting flecked with vanilla beans and topped with a chèvre caramel sauce drip. Carrot cake has always been a little bit tricky for me. After making a couple of failed past carrot cake, my mom told me about my grandma’s secret ingredient carrot cake ingredient…baby food. Yep, that’s right. A … Read More

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

Caramel chocolate chip cookies with sea salt

These caramel chocolate chip cookies are full of gooey caramel pieces and milk chocolate chips finished with a sprinkle of sea salt. I’m going to be honest, Arby’s is not typically the place where I go for baking inspiration, but that’s exactly where I found it. The caramel bits melt down into gooey, chewy threads of caramel throughout the cookie … Read More

Homemade Turtles

Turtles

This post may contain some affiliate links-they help keep me in butter and sugar. Thanks for you support! Valentine’s Day is one of those crazy holidays. I’ve had really romantic ones and sort of mediocre ones. I’ve had at least one where I’ve been really sad and it was that Valentine’s Day where my friends invited me over and made … Read More

Dessert Nachos

dessert nachos

I didn’t really know what to call these.  I ended up on Dessert Nachos because you can pull them apart and each cracker is full of chocolaty, caramely, nutty goodness.  My sister, thought, nailed it.  She said they tasted like a combination between a turtle and a Heath bar.  This was literally one of the most delicious and easiest dessert … Read More

Whole Wheat Caramel Apple Cookies

whole wheat caramel apple cookie

Whole wheat oatmeal cookies studded with pieces of gooey caramel and chunks of whole apple. All the best flavors of a caramel apple, none of the mess!   The caramel apple.  Pretty much the most amazing fall dessert ever.  Also pretty much the most challenging to eat fall dessert ever.  And, if you were anything like me, you only wanted … Read More

Salted Caramel Coffee

Salted Caramel Coffee

I used to work fairly near this little local coffee shop.  It was the kind of place with eclectic knicknacks and live music on Friday night.  The owner of the shop makes your coffee and he would serve it in a mug so big it took two hands to hold it.  It was a place of refuge for me all … Read More

Alfajores (Dulce De Leche Cookies)

Dulce de Leche filled cookies

Look at this hot mess.  There is dulce de leche running wild all over my alfajores.  I almost totally scrapped this project-maybe stretched into a Test Kitchen Tuesday fiasco because these babies are MESSY. But, and it’s a big but, then I tasted one and oh man, these buttery shortbread cookies filled with sweet caramel were AMAZING. So, I know … Read More

Caramel Apple Cider

Caramel Apple Cider

So my Target has a Starbucks.  I don’t know if all Targets do, but mine does and every time I’m finished overspending at Target I am always temped by the smell of coffee that costs too much.  I gave up drinking regular coffee a couple years ago for health reasons, but that doesn’t detour me from the decaffeinated versions of … Read More

Caramel Corn

Caramel corn

Sweet crunchy caramel corn is the perfect thing to whip up on a crisp fall afternoon. This recipe makes a ton of caramel corn so there is plenty to share! What is it about chilly fall mornings that makes me want to make caramel.  Fall and caramel go together like peas and carrots.  Actually, peas and carrots together are gross. … Read More