• 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
  • Cookies

    Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

    A few weeks ago I made some beach-inspired (and delicious!) Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing. In that post, I commented on the versatility of these cookies. You can vary shapes, flavors, and decoration to the seasons and your every mood. In honor of National Sugar Cookie Day, I decided to make a variation of my original recipe using buttercream instead of royal icing. These Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Buttercream are over-the-top rich…in a good way.

  • Cookies

    Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

    Happy first weekend of summer! I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of Texas summers. This midwestern girl can’t handle the heat. Yesterday it was 102F with a heat index of 111F. It gets hot and humid in Michigan, but not 111 degrees. And, no matter where you are in Michigan, there’s always a lake nearby to go cool off. So what’s a homesick girl with a wicked sweet tooth to do? Make some Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies in the shape of my home state, and decorate them to look like the beach. 🙂