Honey Sriracha Popcorn

Sweet with a hint of heat, this Honey Sriracha Popcorn is a serious snack upgrade and seriously addictive. 

Sweet with a hint of heat, this Honey Sriracha Popcorn is a serious snack upgrade and seriously addictive.

This Honey Sriracha Popcorn isn’t your typical movie theater popcorn. It’s better. Sweet like kettle corn but with a warm Sriracha kick on the back end. I may or may not have eaten this entire bowl while watching sappy romantic movies on Valentine’s Day. It was the best. 

Continue reading

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy, comforting, and full of oats and raisins, these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are always a crowd pleaser. 

Chewy, comforting, and chalk full of oats and raisins, these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are always a crowd pleaser.

Through some dark magic of the internet, my recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies disappeared. A world without my chewy, brown sugar filled, nostalgia inducing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is not a world I want to live in, so I’m reposting the recipe! Wow, I can be dramatic…

Continue reading

Raspberry Brownies

Rich brownies with a gooey chocolate center and a swirl of raspberry on top. Enjoy these Raspberry Brownies with your Valentine!

Rich brownies with a gooey chocolate center and a swirl of raspberry on top. Enjoy these Raspberry Brownies with a glass of cold milk!

Whenever I’m feeling down about the world , I think about the smell of butter and chocolate melting together, and my hope is restored. My need to fill my house with this heavenly smell compelled me to make brownies. Combine that with my obsession with adding raspberries to all my desserts, and you get Raspberry Brownies. Ta-da! 

Continue reading

Meringue Cookies

Find my latest recipe for light and crisp Meringue Cookies in my guest blog over at The Carolina Farmhouse Kitchen! 

Melt in your mouth delicious and with a swirl of pink, these Meringue Cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day.

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know I’m writing a weekly(ish) guest blog for Jessica over at The Carolina Farmhouse Kitchen. Her blog is full of old fashioned recipes, entertaining tips, and love for local food and farming. I’m so happy to work with Jessica and to be featured on such a beautiful blog! 

Continue reading

Vanilla Extract vs
Vanilla Paste vs
Vanilla Beans

Let’s take a closer look at every baker’s favorite flavor balancer, as we figure out the difference between vanilla extract vs vanilla paste vs vanilla beans.  

Almost all baking recipes require vanilla. It’s subtle, sweet, and rounds out the flavor of most baked goods. Most of the time, recipes ask for vanilla extract, but did you know you have other options? You do! And today, I’ll be explaining the difference between vanilla extract vs vanilla paste vs vanilla beans.  

The difference between vanilla extract, vanilla paste, and vanilla beans.

I feel like this goes without saying, but PASTRY NERD ALERT!  Continue reading

Classic Pound Cake

Is there anything as simple and delicious as a slice of Classic Pound Cake? No there is not! This recipe is so easy, and the results are a decadent, soft cake that everyone will want seconds of! 

Classic Pound Cake

I’m know I’m on sort of a bundt cake kick, but I don’t hate it! Much like my Marble Bundt Cake, this Classic Pound Cake does not disappoint!  It’s decadent, tender, and will become one of your go-to cake recipes.

Continue reading

Berry Muffins

A muffin without a muffin top is no muffin at all. These tart and tender Berry Muffins have tall fluffy tops. Find out my tricks for getting puffy tops below! 
A muffin without a muffin top is no muffin at all. These tart and tender Berry Muffins have tall fluffy tops. Find out my three tricks for getting puffy tops every time.

After settling for sad and sunken muffins for too long, I finally created a recipe that yields tart and tender muffins with lovely domed tops. These Berry Muffins are what every muffin hopes to be. 

Continue reading

Marble Bundt Cake

Marble Bundt Cake Every year should start with cake, or is that just my own mantra? This Marble Bundt Cake is incredibly moist with a rich swirl of chocolate throughout. I promise this recipe is worth rummaging through your cabinets to find your bundt pan. 

You know those wine of the month clubs? Well I have the best “Recipe of the Month” club in the entire world, and it’s run by my mom.

Continue reading

My New Year’s Baking Resolutions

Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful holiday, where family fights were few and eggnog was aplenty.

With each new year comes new resolutions. My usual resolution (like everyone) is to lose weight. But let’s be real, that never pans out, because have you tasted food? It’s delicious. I thought this year I’d choose something a little more realistic.

Here are my baking resolutions for 2016.  

Baking Resolutions: Sifting Through Life

Continue reading