Favorite Vanilla Buttercream

Finally! A completely separate post for the most common recipe in any baker’s repertoire: vanilla buttercream. This is my favorite vanilla buttercream recipe. There’s nothing fancy, crazy, or complicated about it– but the flavor and texture will certainly taste like...

Saturday Seven + Upcoming Live Tutorials

Woo-eee! It’s been awhile since I wrote one of these Saturday Sevens. My editorial calendar has been all sorts of wacky lately with different announcements and the baking challenges. That being said, we have a lot to catch up...

Kale Pesto Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Look at this gorgeous homemade pesto! ↓ One may even say that this kale pesto is better than the rest-o. (I couldn’t resist.) Store-bought ain’t got nothin’ on this stuff. In fact, store-bought pesto doesn’t even deserve to share the...

Creamy Strawberry Feta Pasta Salad

Strawberries, avocado, almonds oh my! Seriously, this creamy strawberry feta pasta salad has the WORKS. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you like a lot of “stuff” in your salads and pasta salads, this recipe is...

Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Also try my lemon blueberry layer cake! Guess what? I’m filming a LIVE Facebook event tomorrow, Friday 5/12, on my Facebook page at 1pm EST. All you have to do is go to my Facebook page, look for the...

Triple Chocolate Muffins

Or try these skinny double chocolate muffins and whole wheat chocolate banana muffins. To really kick Monday into high gear, we’re entering the triple chocolate territory. Double chocolate? Pish posh. That’s old news! Double chocolate simply doesn’t stand a chance next to...

Blackberry Cream Cheese Crumb Cake

We’re going to have a lot of fun today! Besides Cinco de Mayo already being one of the most fun days of the year (are you celebrating?), we’re also eating CAKE FOR BREAKFAST. It’s been far too long since...

Coffee Break

Hello from Salt Lake City! I’m here for a work conference this week. Tomorrow I’ll be running a cooking demo– we’re making toffee from Sally’s Candy Addiction. The white chocolate macadamia nut toffee– have you tried it? I’ll be...

Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Cake Roll

Welcome back to the Monthly Baking Challenge! Last month we had a lot of fun with cupcake and cake decorating– I hope you feel more confident with your piping skills now! With Mother’s Day this month and spring in...

May Baking Challenge

I hope your weekend has been all sorts of magical! And hopefully you baked up something magical too. I worked Friday and Saturday to get ahead on blog content and today I have a baby shower for my dear...