Lightened Up New Years Confetti Cupcakes

Can we talk about 2016 for a second? I thought 2012 was supposed to be the crazy year. You know, when the Mayan calendar ended and the world was supposedly going to end? Well, it looks like the world got the memo a little late, and ended up making 2016 the crazy year. To name…

Healthy Chocolate Glazed Donuts

A few years ago, this local donut shop called “Sugar Shack” was established in my city. And believe me when I say these donuts changed my life forever. Although I grew up enjoying soft, fried Krispy Kreme Donuts (sorry Dunkin’ Donuts fans- it was never a favorite of mine), the minute that big, fluffy Sugar…

Lightly Sweetened Iced Coffee

What’s better than enjoying a nice mid-afternoon snack outside on a warm spring day? The birds are chirping above, the world is utterly verdant, lush, and lively, and a light breeze is brushing through the tips of your hair. Stretching out our legs as you recline on the beach chair you’ve set up in your…

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Ah, lactose intolerance. The best and worst intolerance you can possibly have. At least, in my opinion! Why the best? Well, I suppose lactose intolerance could be beneficial as it prevents you from eating most desserts (at least, those with milk!). Namely, ice cream, chocolate ganache cake, anything with heavy cream or cream cheese icing.…

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Why is Starbucks so expensive? Seriously, the other day I dropped by to buy myself a nice Pumpkin Spice Latte as a treat… and left five minutes later six dollars poorer. And only a small (aka “tall”) coffee to show for it! If you’re like me, and not willing to spend a fortune on coffee…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Dreamy Chocolate Frosting

The title of this recipe is slightly misleading. Because not only is the frosting dreamy, but so are the cupcakes. Basically, this whole recipe is dreamy! 😉 Yesterday one of my best friends and I got together for what turned into a baking/skating/eating extravaganza. After my friend practically held me up as I attempted to…

Sweet Peach Cobbler for Two

Although I must admit that nothing will ever surpass my love for Christmas cookies and all things ginger and pumpkin, summer desserts definitely hold a special place in my heart. Especially cobblers! Cobblers really are the perfect summer desserts. They can be made with whatever fruit is in season (my favorite are blueberry and peach…