Recipes

German chocolate cake

German chocolate cake is definitely one of those things that is worth making from scratch. I’ve heard many times through the years from customers that they thought they didn’t like it until they tried mine, and I think it’s in large part because of the frosting. This recipe uses cream, […]

cherry almond shortbread cookies

One of my favorite flavor combos is cherry and almond, and recently I tried a recipe for a cookie with marzipan and cherries that was really nice. But I’ve been on a bit of a shortbread kick lately, and I can’t stop eating these!! The chewy cherries and chunks of […]

homemade marzipan and sugarplums

Marzipan is one of my favorite ingredients in bakes. It just adds such lovely rich sweetness, and I love almond flavoring. Marzipan fruitcake is one of my darlings, and I love decorating with it too! Basically, I can go through a lot of the stuff, especially at the holidays. So […]

marzipan fruitcake

Ah, fruitcake! It’s a controversial subject but I maintain that if you don’t like it, it may be because you haven’t had a really good one yet. I’ve converted a bunch of friends with this recipe though, and I encourage you to give it a try, especially if you love […]

Caramel corn in white bowl on marble counter

caramel corn

If you’ve never made caramel corn I just have to emphatically say do it!! Even the best store bought stuff you can get doesn’t hold a candle to this gorgeousness, and obviously you save a ton (use the money to buy macadamias and toss those in 😋) I’ve been making […]

pumpkin scones

There are a million things I love about fall, and these amazing pumpkin scones are at the top of the list! They are fast and easy to whip up, and this makes a bigger batch than most, which is great for sharing with neighbors :). The first time I ever […]

brown butter pumpkin cake

This brown butter pumpkin cake from Fine Cooking is so lovely and autumnal, and to me it’s a bit more refined and special than a basic pumpkin cake. The main change I make to the recipe is that I use canned pumpkin purée. A million years ago I made purée […]

fabulous carrot cake

There are a million carrot cake recipes out there, and honestly as far as I’m concerned there isn’t really such a thing as bad carrot cake, ha! This one by the iconic Dorie Greenspan though, is a *fabulous* carrot cake. Over the years I’ve tried many recipes. For years I […]

A slice of applesauce cake and cup of tea

applesauce cake with salted caramel buttercream

Happy fall y’all! (Now that I live in the South I can say that right?) 😉 It’s the perfect time to make this applesauce cake with salted caramel buttercream. It’s time for warm spices and rich flavors and colors, which makes me happy. To celebrate, I made a gorgeous salted […]

salted caramel joy

This stuff is heavenly, full stop. Salted caramel sauce can be used in a million wonderful ways. On ice cream, in apple pie (or if you don’t have time for that: dip Granny Smith slices in it for a quick and delicious caramel apple hack). For our purposes today, in […]