• Bars

    Strawberry Thyme Blondies

    I love strawberries. LOVE them. The thing is…I’d much rather just eat them raw than ever bake with them. If you search my recipes, you’ll find almost every strawberry recipe uses fresh, raw strawberries, because that’s my jam (pun intended). 😉 So, when I set out to make something new, I looked at the pan of strawberries I was about to cook down and said “this had better be worth it!!” out loud. Well, they so, SO are. These Strawberry Thyme Blondies are a new family favorite, and I hope you’ll love them, too!

    Strawberry Thyme Blondies
  • Mini Desserts,  Tarts

    Raspberry Pistachio Tartlets

    The bounty of summer berries is always inspiring me for new ways to use them! I saw some gorgeous raspberries, and of course my brain immediately started pairing them with other delicious flavors. Pistachios, honey, vanilla…the resulting creating was these delicious Raspberry Pistachio Tartlets!

    A photo of three raspberry pistachio tartlets on a white plate.
  • Tarts

    Chocolate Mango Tart

    We have just a few days until the official start of Summer! Summertime makes me think beach trips, barbeques, and tropical flavors. I had a hunch that mango would work with chocolate, and I got to work! The result: this Chocolate Mango Tart!

    chocolate mango tart
  • Seasonal

    30+ Summer Dessert Recipes

    Summer is heeeere! Okay, only almost, but I want you to be prepared! Baking may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about summertime activities (unless you’re me), but you’ll never go to a cookout, barbeque, or picnic without desserts! Here’s a roundup of 30+ Summer Dessert Recipes to keep things sweet all summer long!

    Summer desserts
  • Cream Puffs

    Root Beer Float Cream Puffs

    I can’t begin to tell you where this idea came from. My kiddos love root beer, so I’ll buy some for special occasions. My ideas usually grow and morph over days, and many times I’ll still make last-second changes to the direction of a recipe as I’m whipping it up in my kitchen. Not so with these! The idea for these came suddenly, and I never went off course: we needed Root Beer Float Cream Puffs in our lives!

    Root Beer Float Cream Puffs
  • Cake,  Pound Cake

    Strawberry Lavender Pound Cake

    I am sooo feeling this spring-to-summer transition that we’re in right now. Now that we’re back in the Midwest and have four distinct seasons (yay!), I’m soaking in the sunshine and spring blooms. Of course this mood continues to my kitchen, where this Strawberry Lavender Pound Cake embodies this time of year perfectly!

    Strawberry Lavender Pound Cake
  • Pies

    Coconut Mocha Pie

    My creative process is a little…messy. It’s completely the opposite of the rest of my life which is precisely planned with a series of lists and Excel spreadsheets. My most recent, messy creation: Coconut Mocha Pie.

    Coconut Mocha Pie
  • Pies

    Blackberry Lavender Brownie Pie

    I was having a creative block in the kitchen recently. Usually recipes just pop into my head or I whip up something random up to satisfy a craving. It just wasn’t happening, and trying to be creative just isn’t something that works! I took a break, I stopped trying, and this Blackberry Lavender Brownie Pie happened. And it’s magic.

    Blackberry Lavender Brownie Pie