Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Pie

Remember when we were little, and snow days were really fun? I'd always play outside, watch movies, drink hot chocolate, and play card games with my mom. The past two days here in Chicago have been some of the coldest in history. Temperatures are in the negative fifties (!!!!) and we are basically being told … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Pie


Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Merry Christmas, ya'll! I hope your holidays were spent in your pajamas, watching Home Alone, drinking hot cocoa, and decorating cookies like mine were! Sugar cookies are a Christmas staple in my house. For as long as I can remember, my mom, sister, and I set aside a day during the holiday season to punch … Continue reading Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Cinnamon Chocolate Truffles

I have a degree in baking, and John has a degree in cooking. I bake all day for a living, and he cooks all day for a living. So when we're in the kitchen at home, I bake and he cooks. The last time I tried my hand at the savory side, I forgot to … Continue reading Cinnamon Chocolate Truffles

Peppermint Fudge

Goodbye pumpkin, and hellooooo peppermint! As much as I love fall and Thanksgiving and all the cozy, warm desserts I can make during those chilly months, I love the wintery Christmas goodies even more. Peppermint fudge has been a staple holiday dessert in my house for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my … Continue reading Peppermint Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Bark

My family has certain desserts that we only make around the holidays, and this is one of them. My mom and I made it the first time probably 7 or 8 years ago, and for some reason we only make it once a year, even though it's one of our absolute favorites. I think we … Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Bark

Apple Cider Donuts

  Believe it or not, I had my first apple cider donut two years ago. I lived almost eighteen years without experiencing the fall joy of a warm apple cider donut, especially the ones fresh from the apple orchard. I grew up in Wisconsin, where apple picking is a regular fall activity. When I moved … Continue reading Apple Cider Donuts

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Every fall when I go apple picking, I come home with way too many apples. John and I went to the orchard well over a month ago and I finally finished the last of them with this  crisp. I still have a quart of apple cider left, though, which means a recipe for apple cider donuts is in the … Continue reading Cranberry Apple Crisp