Saturday Seven, 18.

7 fun and easy recipes including dessert nachos, strawberry popsicles, s'mores cupcakes, and sand dollar cookies!

Welcome back, weekenders! Hopefully you’re all doing something fun this weekend as summer sneaks in. This weekend we’re going camping down in Maryland. I know it seems a little out of character, but I actually love to go camping. Maybe it’s all the s’mores.

Yup. It’s the s’mores.

Side note. And this is completely random. I’m typing this post as I chow down on a take-out Fuji apple chicken salad from Panera. Have you ever had it before? I always order it with extra apple chips. Because yum. The onions, the gorgonzola, the PECANS. I should probably just make this myself at home. What do you usually get at Panera?

End rant my blabber.

With June right ahead of us, I’m sharing 7 favorite warm weather recipes with you today. All of these recipes are relatively easy to make, just as all summer recipes should be.

Strawberry Coconut Macaroons.

Easy Strawberry Coconut Macaroons

These strawberry coconut macaroons are moist and chewy on the inside and slightly crisp around the edges. Add a little something extra (and pink!) with fresh strawberries.  Thank you so, so much for all of the kind birthday wishes! You have no idea how much it means to...

Funfetti Layer Cake.

The one and ONLY funfetti cake recipe you need!

Buttery vanilla layer cake filled to the brim with rainbow sprinkles and finished off with sweet vanilla frosting with piped pink and blue border. No celebration is complete without a funfetti layer cake! Learn how to make it completely from scratch using this detailed homemade recipe. ITSMA...

Autographed Book Plate + KitchenAid® Stand Mixer Giveaway!

SCA Cookbook Recipe-3

Sally’s Candy Addiction Cookbook is currently available for pre-sale! My 2nd cookbook will be published on September 15th. If you pre-order it now, you may even receive it before that date. To say I’m excited about this cookbook is an understatement. It was a true labor of...

M&M® Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches.

Chewy Rainbow M&M Cookies Recipe-4

The creamiest homemade ice cream, made with just four ingredients and no ice cream maker required, is sandwiched between two soft ‘n chewy M&M® cookies to make the ultimate summer treat.  Finally! Friday! Aaaaand a three day weekend. Happy Memorial Day weekend! Now that the...

My 3 Essentials for Food Photography.

3 Essentials for My Food Photography-- tips and tricks from

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The #1 way to grow your food blog is to work really, really hard on your food photography. I didn’t begin to see a spike in my blog’s readership until I began working on improving...

Crispy Chicken Salad with Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette.

Crispy Chicken Salad with Fresh Berry Vinaigrette-4

A hearty summer salad packed with just about everything from juicy berries and crunchy almonds to creamy blue cheese and crispy baked chicken. Finished off with homemade sweet ‘n tangy mixed berry vinaigrette! From crumb cake to cheesecake to… salad? Just go with it....

Site Updates!

Chewy Rainbow M&M Cookies - soft-baked cookie recipe on

Say hi to another batch of my Rainbow M&M Cookies. Hi! I have some exciting news. Well, it’s exciting for me– probably just “news” for you. Anyhoo. Look around! Notice any changes? If you don’t, it’s ok. The changes are small. I’ve been working with Lindsay...