Mini Cheesecakes

This is the perfect summer dessert! Baked at just 275 degrees for 20 minutes, these mini cheesecakes won’t heat up the house. I love to make these topped with whipped cream and juicy summer berries. One easy thing about this recipe is that the crust is a Nilla Wafer. You heard me! What a life…

Blueberry Hand Pies

What screams summer more than mini blueberry hand pies?! These would be perfect for a picnic or to take out on a boat, but they’re also amazing warm from the oven served with vanilla ice cream. They’re also perfect for the 4th of July! I’m sure you guys were expecting some sort of epic blueberry…

Bacon Blue Cheese Sliders

Up your slider game with creamy blue cheese and crispy thick-cut bacon! Add tomato slices and you’ve got a “red white and blue cheese” slider! I’m a purist when it comes to burgers. I believe the best burger involves high quality meat, a bit of salt, and epic toppings. I used Ashcraft beef I picked…

Chocolate Berry Hill Cake

A new version of one of my all-time favorite cakes!  My favorite German cake involves chocolate, a mound of my famous whipped cream, and bananas. Here I’ve swapped out the bananas for blueberries and chopped strawberries for a lovely red-white-and-blue chocolate cake. It’s the perfect cake to make when you’ve got gorgeous summer berries on…

Red, White, and Blueberry Salad

Need an easy, delicious side dish for Memorial Day or Independence Day? Want to celebrate summer berries? You’ve come to the right place!  Adding fruit to salad is something I’ve been passionate about since I was in my college apartment. (If you’ve never had my Strawberry Salmon Salad, I highly recommend it!) This combination is…

Rack of Lamb

Why have I not been serving rack of lamb to guests all these years? It’s SO simple to make and is so impressive. I hilariously came up with this dish for my Jurassic Park dinner party. My dad suggested rack of lamb for the main course because of the bones. It’s the perfect dinner for…

Bananas Foster Milkshakes

Bananas foster was invented by Brennen’s in New Orleans and just so happens to be my favorite non-chocolate dessert. I love bananas foster so much that it inspired my famous Bananas Foster Layer Cake. Now I give you a fun twist on classic New Orleans dessert: Bananas Foster Milkshakes! Bananas foster involves cooking bananas in…

Heart French Toast

The perfect breakfast for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and more! I really love French toast and this dish put a smile on my face. Cute little cinnamon-y French toast, sugared strawberries, whipped cream, and maple syrup. What’s not to love?  I would have never thought to blog this if the most gorgeous artisan milk bread loaf…

Four Corner Fudge

This is the Christmas life-hack every baker needs. I’ve been doing this trick for ages but I’ve never blogged about it so I thought tonight was the night! Make my favorite 3-ingredient fudge (which literally takes five minutes to make!), then pick four different toppings (or leave one corner plain, which I prefer). Such a…