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

Back To School – That’s My Kid

Back To School #thatsmykid

It’s that time again, back to school time!  It seems like our summer went by far too quickly, and now we must return to homework, backpacks, early mornings and tight schedules.  My daughters are eight years apart in school, so I have one in preschool and one in sixth grade.  In our district, sixth grade click to read more

Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Earlier this summer I was invited to join a great group of bloggers and become part of the Verizon Wireless #VZWBuzz team.   My friend Sara, of Saving For Someday, has been on the #VZWBuzz team for quite some time, and is always checking out the latest and greatest technology.  Given that I am pretty much click to read more

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes With A Delicious Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Despite the fact that it’s still crazy hot here in Phoenix, I am embracing fall, or at least fall baking.  I’m ready for pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, caramel, you name it, I’m ready to bake it!  I always feel like if I just start baking for fall, fall will come.  Fall is my favorite time of click to read more

“Smart Cookie” Cookbook Shipping This Week

Smart Cookie Cookbook! Shows you how to transform store bought cookies into amazing treats! You can bake from scratch or pick up your cookies and skip straight to the decorating!

Oh my goodness, it looks like Amazon is shipping out my book, SMART COOKIE, a little early, and it will be arriving in mailboxes THIS WEEK.  I’m kind of freaking out!  It’s one thing to spend almost two years working on a book, it’s an entirely different thing to hand it over to the world.  click to read more

Dark Chocolate Brownies

A delicious and easy brownie recipe that is made in one bowl!

Let’s talk brownies.  Dark chocolate brownies.  Brownies do not last long in my house.  While I love cake and cookies and pies, there is something about brownies, they are all to easy to sneak a bite of every time you walk through the kitchen.   Many pans of brownies in my house have disappeared at an click to read more

Smart Cookie Book – Fun Flower Cookies

Smart Cookie Cookbook - Fun Flower Cookies

I have another fun sneak peek into my new book, Smart Cookie, to share with you!  These Fun Flower Cookies are adorable and simple to make, and I think they’d be fabulous for parties.  Depending on what flower lollipops you use, you could switch them up with different seasons and colors. Thanks to bakepedia for click to read more

Nutella Panini

Smores Panini

I made you a sandwich! And it’s not just any sandwich; it’s a Nutella Panini sandwich. A Nutella S’mores Panini if you want to be specific.   That’s one happy sandwich! All summer long, I’ve been teaming up with Nutella to share things that make me happy.   And this sandwich, let me tell you, makes me click to read more

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

I know it’s only August, but I can’t help it, I’m ready for pumpkin!  I actually use pumpkin year round, it’s a key ingredient in my chocolate bread recipe, which both my daughters love.  While it has pumpkin, the pumpkin fades behind the chocolate flavor, and isn’t very noticeable (I use it for moisture and click to read more

Wrapping Up The Summer

Love From The Oven Summer Wrap Up

Summer comes for an end for us today, with both girls heading back to school.  I won’t lie, I’m sad to see the summer end.   This is my oldest daughter’s last year in grade school and possibly my youngest daughter’s last year in preschool, and I feel like I blinked and time just zoomed by.  click to read more