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.
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 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Slightly crisp on the outside, flaky and soft inside, and just sweet enough... these truly are the perfect scone for spreading with homemade jam or lemon curd and enjoying with tea! These scones also freeze beautifully! I often make a double batch so I can keep some in the freezer to pull out and bake fresh when a friend drops by unexpectedly or I get a late-night craving for one myself. They can go straight from freezer to oven, just add a few extra minutes to the bake time.