Mini Chocolate Chip Scones

These little treats were born out of my love for chocolate and the need to make a batch of my delicious 'Perfect Cream Scones' for my cousins baby shower. The mini chocolate chips sprinkled throughout melt perfectly, giving you just a taste in every bite, and make these the perfect treat for breakfast or tea time! I love that they can go straight from freezer to oven, just by adding a few extra minutes to the bake time.

Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies

These caramel apple cookies are full of apple flavor (with just a hint of tartness!) and oozing with soft caramel in the center. Perfect for welcoming Fall weather! I made these last year for Halloween and have recreated them several times since. We like to warm them up for a few seconds before enjoying alongside a big mug of apple cider- they're too good to resist!

Asparagus and Green Pea Risotto

I love making this fresh, flavorful risotto after a trip to our local Farmer's Market. The peas are bursting with flavor in every bite! While this risotto makes a perfect garden-fresh spring or summer lunch, it's also a delicious holiday side dish using frozen veggies.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Also known as peanut butter blossoms, these rich peanut butter cookies have chocolate peanut butter cups tucked inside and extra chocolate drizzled over the top. My family likes to microwave them for a couple seconds to melt the chocolate inside before enjoying them- soooo good!

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks (Tigger Tails!)

Chocolate covered pretzels are the perfect combination of salty and sweet! I like to buy the long pretzel rods that our local dollar store carries. They're inexpensive and the perfect size for a sweet party finger food! I made these with semi sweet chocolate and orange chocolate candy melts as 'Tigger Tails' for our toddler's Winnie the Pooh themed birthday party, but they're easy to adapt just by changing the chocolate colors according to the color or theme of your gathering!

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

These cookies are a scrumptious, chocolate- peanut butter twist on my typical chocolate chip cookie recipe. We love eating them warm from the oven, when they're gooey and filled with little pockets of peanut butter from the melted chips. They taste like the cookie version of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup! SO good!

Cranberry-Orange Cream Scones

These tender scones are a delicious twist on my perfect cream scone recipe. Loaded with orange zest and studded with dried cranberries, they're amazing eaten just as they are, but are even better topped with a little homemade orange curd! I love that these can be made and frozen, unbaked, ahead of time. Then, whenever you get a craving or have guest stop by, a warm scone is only 15 minutes away!

Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats

My family absolutely loves anything cinnamon flavored, so when they were craving cinnamon rolls the other day and I didn't have the time (or energy) to make a batch, these were the perfect solution! Made in minutes, each bite tastes exactly like a warm, gooey cinnamon roll! 

Carrot Cake Baked Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Frosting


These carrot cake doughnuts are so tasty that they almost disappeared before I could take a picture of them! The moist, cinnamon spiced cake is topped with a luscious, creamy frosting and although my family enjoyed them for dessert, they would make an equally delicious Easter breakfast! I love that they are not only baked (no hot oil to worry about with the munchkins running around!), but eggless... so I have one less ingredient to worry about!


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