Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Even though it’s currently 50 degrees outside, it’s April and I live in North Carolina so I’m pretending it feels like Spring, which means more fruit in my baking. When I stumbled across these strawberry oatmeal bars while browsing through Pinterest, I immediately added them to my to-bake list. The original strawberry bars are meant…

Chocolate Stout Cake

You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day properly without a good amount of Guinness and one of my favorite ways to consume Guinness is in this chocolate stout cake. I have been baking chocolate stout cupcakes for St. Paddy’s Day since I was in college, but this year I decided to change it up a bit…

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are one of the best breakfast foods ever invented. With these overnight rolls, most of the work takes place the evening before so you can wake up in the morning and be just 1 hour away from delicious, gooey homemade cinnamon rolls that are coated with a cream cheese glaze. This is a…

Turtle Cheesecake

If you made a New Year’s resolution to eat less cake, I would totally break it for this turtle cheesecake. A classic, creamy cheesecake on top of a chocolate graham cracker crust is topped with homemade caramel sauce, chopped pecans, and a drizzle of dark chocolate. It’s decadent and so delicious that you shouldn’t feel…

Cheddar Bacon Chive Scones

Happy 2018! After spending the entire month of December baking dozens and dozens of sweet, sugary treats, I decided to go with a savory breakfast item for my last bake of the month and the year: cheddar bacon chive scones.Β These scones are simple to make and are best served warm, sliced in half, and topped…

Homemade Marshmallows

Making marshmallows from scratch sounds daunting and I certainly expected it to be difficult, but it’s surprisingly easy. You just need a few ingredients, all of which you can get at any grocery store, a candy thermometer, and a cup of hot chocolate. Although these are so good that you can eat them as is,…

White Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Holiday baking season is here, and I kicked it off by making soft, chewy sugar cookies, dipping them in white chocolate, and sprinkling them with crushed candy canes. These cookies would make a great addition to any Christmas cookie line up or holiday gift swap. The cookies themselves are easy to make and the crunchy…

Millionaire’s Shortbread

I’ve had a big container of delicious, homemade caramel from a farmstand in my pantry for a few weeks now. I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it – make a caramel apple pie, swirl it in chocolate brownies, eat it with a spoon? Finally I decided to make a simple but classic…

Ham and Cheese Pastry Puffs

If you’re tired of having the same old sandwich every day for lunch, try these savory pastry puffs! They are easy to make and look impressive. They’re basically open-faced sandwiches but they’re better because they have a buttery, flaky crust and a cheesy sauce. The flavors I chose are a play on the classic French…

Blackberry Jam Buns

Some friends and I rented a house this past weekend when we went out of town for a friend’s wedding. I offered to bake something for breakfast, and I was also looking for a use for the homemade blackberry jam I got from my parents, so it was meant to be when I stumbled across…