Smart Cookie Cookbook Reviews

Smart Cookie Cookbook In Bookstores!

After spending almost two years working on my book, Smart Cookie, I was totally ready to share it with the world.  Excited, enthusiastic, full of joy!  And then I thought to myself, oh my heck, I’m sharing it with the world.  Help, I want to hide!   That’s one of those funny things about being creative, click to read more

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Sometimes I forget how absolutely amazing apple is in desserts. The apple crumble has reminded me that apple can rock dessert.  Big time. This is one of those recipes that turned out absolutely amazing. The kind you have to back away from the pan with your fork from, because you could probably eat the entire click to read more

Chocolate Spritz Cookies

Chocolate Spritz Cookie Recipes

Today’s post is about something sweet, Chocolate Spritz Cookies, something serious, Cookies For Kids’ Cancer and how you can easily (and sweetly) help out. I have a delicious recipe for Chocolate Spritz Cookies for you, and they are SO easy to make with OXO’s Good Grips Cookie Press.  This cookie press is a dream, seriously click to read more

One Pot Meals – Enchilada Chili Pasta

One Pot Meals

I’ve always been pretty honest that I don’t really love to cook, but I’m really trying to get a more creative lately when it comes to cooking.  I thought I would share some of my dinner successes with you, as I know many readers have also shared that they don’t love to cook or don’t click to read more

RICE KRISPIES TREATS Smores

Crispy Treat Smores

Sometimes it’s fun to put a new twist on a familiar favorite. RICE KRISPIES TREATS Smores anyone? No, these aren’t RICE KRISPIES TREATS that taste likes s’mores (though those are totally delicious!), these are s’mores that have RICE KRISPIES TREATS stuffed them.   How fun is that   And they are incredibly easy to make.  You click to read more

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, you are in for a treat.  I made Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars, and let me tell you, they are all kinds of amazing.  Like someone come take them away from me before I go back for just one more bite (for the fifth time). These bars are click to read more

Pumpkin Snack Cake

Pumpkin Snack Cake With Cream Cheese Topping

While I love most sweets and treats, I think my favorite dessert is one that combines a few elements.  I like to start with a base such as a cake, brownie or cookie, sometimes served warm, topped with ice cream and finished off with a glaze or topping.  It creates a combination full of flavors click to read more

TSRI’s Sizzling Summer Retreat at Firesky Resort

Firesky Resort Scottsdale

Last month I had the opportunity to spend a weekend with a group of amazing bloggers, at a fantastic resort, while getting pampered, eating delicious food and learning about some fabulous brands.  Sounds kind of like a dream, doesn’t it?  That’s basically exactly how it felt! Donna and Chad, the talented and creative duo behind click to read more

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes

I have been on a serious pancake kick lately.  After about two years of eating muffins and fruit for weekday breakfasts, my girls both seemed like they were ready for a change, so pancakes have been the breakfast of choice.  Now, don’t get all crazy and think that I’m getting up each morning and making click to read more

Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cinnamon Sugar Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe

It’s on.  Pumpkin baking that is.  While I actually do bake with pumpkin year round, I try to not go all pumpkin crazy here on the blog in May.   It’s just such a great ingredient!   Today I’ve got a simple spin on my favorite pumpkin cupcakes, these ones have a delicious cinnamon sugar cream cheese click to read more

Sharing My Passion For Baking

So many delicious ways to enjoy Nutella

All summer I have been sharing ways that I am spreading happiness in my life, and spreading a little Nutella in the process!   I hope that you have enjoyed seeing some of the things that I do to spread some happiness with my friends and family, as well as the great recipes I’ve shared that click to read more