Big Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Big chewy chocolate chip cookies

Out of all the desserts out there, there is just something special about chocolate chip cookies. It’s rare to find someone who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies, and for many people it’s one of the first things they made in the kitchen, often with their mother, grandmother or someone else special to them.  I think […]

Pumpkin Caramel Cookies

Pumpkin Caramel Cookies

Some people say it’s too soon for pumpkin.  I say have a cookie.  Or two cookies.  Two pumpkin caramel cookies. I know some bloggers have been very vocal with the, “stop with the pumpkin, it’s AUGUST!” song and dance, but personally I would happily eat pumpkin year round.  It’s like the greatest vegetable to ever […]

The Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

The Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

I really try not to walk around throwing the word “best” out all of the time. Even when it comes to peanut butter cookies. The best this, the best that, it starts to sound like an infomercial.  Hurry, buy now!  Supplies are limited!  Sorry dude yelling over the TV, but I took my social psychology […]

Easy Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake is great.  Oreos are great.  Cheesecake + Oreos = REALLY great.  Oreo Cheesecake Bars anyone? You just can’t go wrong with an Oreo crust.  GOOD stuff.  These bars come together in no time and are made in an 8×8 pan.  Full size cheesecakes are usually more than we need unless we are having a […]

Chocolate Chip Loaf

Chocolate Chip Loaf

This delicious chocolate chip loaf recipe is so good that it makes it easy to not hit the snooze button when the alarm goes off at 5am.  Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But it will make your mornings sweeter and the 5am alarm slightly less painful, at least once you’ve made it to the kitchen. […]

Giant Cookie Recipe

Cookie Pie Recipe

I have a cookie for you. A giant cookie.  A cookie that can be cooked up quickly in a single pan, that can be cut into bars, frosted into a cake or served warm with ice cream?  Sound good? Believe me, it IS good.  And it’s super easy.  I love a good bar style cookie […]

Black And White Chippers

Black And White Chippers Recipe

I love a good chocolate chip cookie, but sometimes I want a good chocolate cookie.  Rich, dark, chewy and oh so chocolatey.  You know, like these… These are my take on the delicious Black And White Chippers from Paradise Bakery.  They were one of my daughter’s favorite cookies, but due to her nut allergy, she […]

Spoiled Dog Cake Recipe

Dog Cake Recipe

Did you know that today is National Spoil Your Dog Day?  It is!  My friends at Bounty asked me how I planned to spoil my dogs for #spoilyourdogday, and of course the answer included baking.  Like any special day, I think we should celebrate with cake!  A cake for dogs that is! I think it’s […]

Salted Vanilla Bean Caramel Dip

Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe

This post is sponsored for One2One Network on behalf of ACH Food. I am partnering with them as a Become a Better Baker Blog Ambassador. I LOVE caramel. Any dessert that can be topped or dipped, I’ll pair it with caramel sauce. And truth be told, I’m fairly confident any dessert can be made better […]

Behind The Blog – Summertime


It’s been a busy summer.  While we haven’t gone on any vacations (a real bummer when you live in Phoenix where it’s eleven billion degrees by 7am), somehow it’s been go, go, go for the past few months.  The one place that hasn’t been terribly busy is the blog.  Right here!  While I’ve been sharing […]