Stepping out of the kitchen today so a new family member can have his formal introduction!

Everyone, meet Franklin.

Kevin and I rescued this little guy a couple weeks ago– and I’ve been dying to spill the beans about him. But first must come a slew of cute puppy photos followed by even more mama snuggles. Of course.


Homemade Funnel Cakes.


That’s right, I went there. ON A MONDAY. And then I added sprinkles! Good glory can every week start like this. I figured homemade funnel cakes are the perfect treat for Memorial Day weekend festivities. Or any summer fun because they’re the epitome of...

Saturday Seven.

SLC book signing

Happy Saturday, bakers! How was your week? Mine’s been a little hectic. We rented a small moving truck to move some things ourselves. The big big big moving truck day is in a couple weeks, but we wanted to get stuff into the new house now. We...

Fresh Fruit Tart with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream.


We’ve got fresh fruit tart on the dessert menu today! I’ve been waiting for the weather to warm up to make, shoot, and post this beauty. It’s been gray and rainy all month, but when the sun finally showed up– I broke out my...

Coffee Break.

ice cream cone cookie

Life’s been a daze lately. A delicious daze, though. Adorable sugar cookies from Wegmans are my weakness right now. We’re moving pretty close to a Wegmans (it’s a grocery store the size of Texas) next month and I’d be lying if I said I...

Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.

chocolate chip cookie bars-3

Happy national chocolate chip day! But maybe that was yesterday. And maybe I meant to post these soft & chewy chocolate chip cookie bars yesterday but I got all into lemon blueberry poppy seed muffins instead. And then lost myself while packing what seemed like 800 cake...

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

strawberry rhubarb pie

It’s really, really good. I’m so happy to finally share a solid strawberry rhubarb pie recipe with you. This is actually a recipe I played around with a few days ago and while I have weeks of content stored in my drafts, I couldn’t hold off on...

Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes.

Greek Yog Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

This is called fat stack happy. ↑ I’ve made these three times in the past 2 weeks. Once because breakfast for dinner is a regular occurrence, twice to capture all these photos/brinner once again, and finally for “recipe testing” which just meant I wanted them on Saturday morning too....