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cherry and cream cheese hand pies with a rolling pin

Dear Cherries, I’m sorry strawberries get all the fame when summer hits. Maybe it’s because you have a pit that contains cyanide? Making you harder to eat and potentially poisonous. But to me, that sounds pretty metal. You are beautiful, sweet, tart, and make me think of the many cherry stickers I had in the […]

Cherry & Cream Cheese Hand Pies


S'mores brownies

‘Tis the season for s’mores! Whether you were an avid camper, or just loved watching marshmallows blow up in the microwave, s’mores tend to be one of the first “composed” desserts kids learn how to make. Milk chocolate and marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers? 5-year old culinary masters we were! While s’mores were EVERYTHING when […]

S’mores Brownies

Brownies & Bars

Not to be a “not until I’ve had my coffee” kind of person, but my morning coffee is one of my favorite parts of the day. It has everything I love in one sassy cup. Hot beverage? Check. Caffeine kick? Yup. Morning ritual? Mm-hmm! For me, there is nothing better. And pairing coffee and chocolate? […]

Coffee and Brownie Ice Cream


My take on a pb&j. Light buttermilk cake with roasted strawberry jam and whipped peanut butter, cream cheese frosting.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cake


This chocolate malt ice cream is chock full of childhood snacks—bringing a hint of nostalgia and a respite to the current heatwave.

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream


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