Maple Bar Cookies

Maple lovers, rejoice! This cookie is for you. These maple bar cookies have melty chocolate chips, toasted pecans, and a fantastic maple glaze, and it’s a one-bowl recipe baked in a 9×13 pan! Gotta love that. I adapted this recipe from my M&M Bar Cookie Recipe. I love the simplicity of bar cookies. One pan,…

Mint Simple Syrup

One of my all-time favorite ingredients! Homemade mint simple syrup is so easy to make! Just heat sugar, water, and mint leaves until the sugar dissolves, let it cool, then strain the mint leaves out. You’re left with a delicious simple syrup that’ll keep in a jar in the fridge for about a week. This…

Balsamic Grilled Grapes

Want to step up your grill game? Grill grapes! Between TikTok and Facebook, I’ve literally received thousands of comments about the grilled grapes seen at my Alice in Wonderland party. Apparently, the concept blew peoples’ minds. So I thought we’d take a minute to talk about grilled grapes today!   These are super easy to…

Lavender Simple Syrup

I’m such a lavender person. I like it in baked goods, in drinks, as bubble bath and shower gel, as candles…the list goes on. This lavender simple syrup takes five minutes to make and is delicious in coffee, cocktails, and even brushed onto cake layers. Here, you just heat sugar and water and lavender buds…

Sea Witch Cupcakes

“Poor unfortunate souls” Could this be a prettier cupcake? Pale purple, almost gray, vanilla cupcakes the shade of Ursula’s skin get an inky pudding center and are beautifully finished with a swirled vanilla frosting in shades of the sea. These will delight any Disney lover looking for a whimsical dessert! This really only takes half…

Mickey Mouse Rice Krispy Treats

Missing Disneyland? Want to add Disney magic to your day? You’ve come to the right place to take a mini culinary vacation to the park! These are hands down the most delicious Mickey Mouse Rice Krispy Treats you will ever have. I wish I had taken a photo of the inside so you can see…

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Quite possibly my favorite thing in the world is a deep, dark chocolate chocolate chip muffin. I always treat myself to one on vacation, which is why this recipe is part of my Vacation at Home series. There’s just something about a rich muffin with melty chocolate chips that makes any day instantly special. One…

Perfect Chocolate Cheesecake

You’re going to want to bookmark this one! Here dark chocolate cheesecake is topped with pillowy almond-scented whipped cream and piled high with fresh summer strawberries and raspberries then dusted with powdered sugar. There’s quite a bit of history to this dessert. The base of this recipe is a cheesecake that’s titled “Chocolate Cheesecake That…

Texas Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo bars are a delicious Canadian treat originating in – you guessed it! – Nanaimo. I first tried one in British Columbia on our way to Whistler (read about that trip here) and I was forever changed. Nanaimo Bars are super rich chocolatey layer treat with coconut, graham cracker crumbs and nuts. Divine! You really…