Magic Cookie Bars


These magic cookie bars are an easy, crowd pleasing bar cookie made with layers of graham cracker crumbs, decadent chocolate chips, crunchy walnuts, and sweet coconut. These magic cookie bars are one of the easiest and most loved cookie recipes I have. Pretty much if you can melt butter and have a can opener you can make these cookies. Lets … Read More

Trail Food-No-Bake Energy Bars

No Bake Energy Bars

Nut-free, no-bake energy bars high in protein with no refined sugar. Perfect homemade camping and hiking snack for those high energy days! I like to be a bit outdoorsy. But often what comes with the great outdoors is crazy raving hunger. And I’m mean when I get too hungry. So for the well being of everyone spending time with me … Read More

Homemade Moose Tracks Ice Cream

Moose tracks ice cream cone on blue background

Sweet, creamy homemade moose tracks ice cream is the perfect summer treat without all the extra junk of the store bought stuff. Just cream, milk, and mix- ins. Bonus points for making your own chocolate syrup! My former college roomie gives the most perfect gifts. It’s like she looks into your brain for what you want and pulls out … Read More

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

These peanut butter Rice Krispie treats are a perfect combination of the marshmallowy treat we all know and love smashed together with the right amount of peanut butter and chocolate! I was struck on my way home from work the other day with this desire, no this need, to make Rice Krispie treats. Not just Rice Krispie treats but peanut … Read More

Food Gift Idea: Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate covered cherries are so easy, they’re basically an introduction to candy making. No stove required. They are fancy, yet quite simple to make. Of all the things that I create in the kitchen, making candy is probably my favorite thing. It’s also the thing I do the least often. Many people are a little nervous about making candy, and … Read More

Ultimate Oreo Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

cookies and cream cupcakes

Oreo cookies and cream cupcakes are chocolatey cupcakes with an Oreo cookie baked right in! Top with a creamy white chocolate cream cheese frosting studded with more Oreo’s for the perfect “cookies and cream” experience! My baby sister calls one day and tells me of this dreamy cupcake a co-worker brought in to work. She said it was a moist … Read More

Kongo Bars


Kongo Bars are thick, chewy chocolate chip cookies in bar form. These cookies require 1 bowl, 1 pan, and a half hour of your time. Perfect easy dessert for a crowd! I think technically these might be considered blondies. I read somewhere that Kongo bars contained coconut. But, my family always called them Kong bars so I will carry on … Read More

Easy Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

Cherry chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream

These cherry chocolate cupcakes are moist, dark chocolate cupcakes with cherry pie filling mixed in the batter and topped with a rich chocolate buttercream! Cherry and chocolate go together amazingly well. These cupcakes do not have a strong cherry flavor, so don’t worry if you have cherry phobes in your family like I do.  The cherry flavor is subtle, the … Read More

Peanut Butter Pizza

Peanut butter pizza

Homemade peanut butter cookie made on a pizza pan topped with milk chocolate chips. Perfect treat for chocolate peanut butter lovers! I don’t know when my family first started making peanut butter pizza. This dish became my signature dessert when I was in grade school. I would take it to every family gathering and it would always be demolished. It … Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles


All to frequently I get caught up in my life, taking things for granted.  I fail to consider how lucky I am.  Recently, a new friend went out of her way for me out of the sheer goodness of her heart and I was touched.  She made me realize that I was fortunate to have people who care.  I made … Read More