Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

Peppermint candies are so festive and classic, no matter what time of the year it is, the sight and smell of peppermints always reminds me of the holidays. Peppermint Candy Ornaments are thrifty and quick to make, they’re a handmade project that is perfect for this time of the year, when we’re all running a little lower on money and time! You could make a dozen of these edible ornaments at just a dollar per bag of peppermints! These melted candies aren’t just for the tree either! Use this method to create cute little edible toppers for cupcakes or brownies … Continue reading Peppermint Candy Christmas Ornaments

Cherry Turnover Pastries

These Cherry Turnovers have a flaky pastry outside with a warm cherry pie filling (and a sweet glaze!). They are a festive treat for the holidays… these turnovers are just as quick as opening a tube of cinnamon rolls, making them perfect for breakfast or dessert! This is one of those recipes that is so simple that you almost don’t need a recipe. I got my inspiration for these from the Pillsbury’s cherry turnover kits that I loved when I was growing up. I haven’t been able to find them anymore so I decided to make my own simple version. Try … Continue reading Cherry Turnover Pastries

Cranberry Toffee Muffins with Crumble Topping

Baking is one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season. I love the delicious scents that fill the house and the warmth of the oven on cold days. This muffin recipe is perfect for the holidays, with the flavor of tart cranberries and salty sweet toffee! You could also make these Cranberry Toffee Muffins in the form of a sweet bread. I actually used this recipe to make one dozen muffins and one mini loaf! Cranberry Toffee Muffins                                      18 … Continue reading Cranberry Toffee Muffins with Crumble Topping

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

One of my all-time favorite desserts to order at restaurants is the skillet cookie :: a warm and gooey, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream and hot fudge, brought to your table in a cast iron skillet, straight from the oven. Love! There’s just something about the cookie baking in that cast iron skillet, it’s so, so good! You can get that same treat at home, all you need is a small cast iron skillet like this. Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie makes 3-4 skillet cookies (2 servings each) 1 1/8 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Vanilla Bean Scones

This scone recipe is one that I love to fall back on when I’m craving something sweet at night! I’ve made these vanilla bean scones so many times, it’s quick and simple (as far as baking goes)! I wrote down the recipe years ago when I was looking for a copycat recipe for Starbucks’ mini vanilla scones… these scones don’t exactly look like Starbucks’ but they do have a similar taste, and they’re much fresher! Vanilla Bean Scones                     2 dozen mini scones Needed: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp baking … Continue reading Vanilla Bean Scones

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

Chocolate chip muffins totally justify having ooey gooey chocolate for breakfast! These moist muffins are a perfect treat, whether you decide to have them for breakfast or dessert. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins                          1 dozen Needed: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup oats 3/4 cup applesauce 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350F. Cream softened butter and brown sugar. Mix in egg. Combine flour, baking powder, baking … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

Pink Lemonade Cake // Mini Bundts

I love making this pink lemonade cake when the weather gets warmer. It’s great for spring and summer, the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Pink Lemonade Mini Bundt Cakes Needed: 1 cup flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda pinch of salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 egg whites 1/3 cup thawed frozen pink lemonade concentrate 1/4 cup buttermilk Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour mini bundt pan. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, egg whites, and lemonade concentrate. … Continue reading Pink Lemonade Cake // Mini Bundts