Rapunzel’s Braid Bread

The most delicious baguette-size bread you’ll ever bake at home Wow, this is good bread. I have been dying to share this recipe with you! Imagine slathering a warm, fluffy piece of white bread with sweet honey butter. I came up with this whimsical recipe for Disney Dinners: Tangled and let me tell you, you will be the hero…

Chocolate Walnut Fudge Cookies

Super soft, fudge-y chocolate chocolate chip walnut cookies Have you ever wanted cookies more in your whole life? These cookies are sheer heaven. They’re crazy soft with a little salt and crunch from the walnuts. This is truly everything I want out of a cookie! This recipe makes exactly three dozen delectable morsels. The key to…

Parmesan Cheddar Scones

The best savory scone recipe on the internet. There, I said it. I originally planned to serve these fluffy English scones with whipped bacon butter and the bacon actually detracted from the scone. That’s how good these are. They’re mind-blowing. Serve them at brunch, at afternoon tea, or just wolf down one or three whenever wherever…

Lavender Frosting

Looking for the best lavender frosting recipe on the internet? You’ve found it! I spent hours researching methods for making lavender frosting before my Midsummer Night’s Dream party and didn’t like any options I saw online so I decided to try what made sense to me and it’s the most incredible frosting. My mom quite dislikes…

Chocolate Lavender Dream Cake

Layers of dark chocolate cake and lavender frosting piled high with blackberries and fresh cherries This is the dreamiest cake you’ll ever have. I came up with this show-stopping cake for A Midsummer Night’s Dream dinner party. I wanted lavender for the “dream” angle since lavender helps you sleep. I did hours and hours and days…

Rosemary Focaccia

Is there anything better than warm focaccia straight out of the oven? I think not! I hesitated posting this because there are a million focaccia recipes on the internet and they’re all mostly the same BUT my dad kept raving about how this was the best focaccia he’s ever had and I think that’s largely…

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

It’s a bold statement, I know, but these are in fact the best chocolate chip cookies ever.  They’re soft and gooey and they stay soft for days. They’re filled with dark chocolate, Mexican vanilla, and a sprinkling of sea salt on top. They’re the perfect chocolate chip cookies! The key here is really in knowing…

Dark Chocolate Doughnuts

These super soft doughnuts pack a ton of dark chocolate flavor  I tested so many chocolate doughnut recipes before settling on this one. It’s light and fluffy with a deep, dark chocolate flavor. These are baked, not fried, so they’re much healthier than your average doughnut and super moist from the buttermilk. Little known fact:…

Coconut Muffins

I don’t want to be hyperbolic here, but this is the best muffin recipe on planet earth. I first ate this perfect morsel of coconut goodness at beautiful Montpelier Plantation and Beach on the Caribbean island of Nevis. I loved them so much that I begged my friends at Montpelier to give me the recipe,…

Lemon Blueberry Cake

This really might be one of the most special cakes I’ve ever made. Tart with freshly squeezed lemon juice and bursting with blueberries, this layer cake smells like pure heaven. You don’t have to frost this to be a “naked cake” like I did here but the frosting was gorgeous as-is and I didn’t want…

Cranberry Vanilla Buttermilk Scones

Heaven only knows why our founding fathers didn’t carry Britain’s tea time tradition overseas. I’m not a huge tea person but I’m a tremendous fan of afternoon pastries. On this  particular afternoon I hit a slump and needed a snack. (After all, it had been a whole two hours since lunch.) A craving for scones railroaded me. I…

Strawberry Galette with Vanilla Bean Crust

The funniest thing happened the other day: I was positively craving a strawberry galette even though I’ve never made nor ever EATEN a strawberry galette before. It just sounded like the perfect, lazy summer day dessert. This was just so simple to do. I can’t believe I’ve wasted this much time not eating galettes. I…