Peach Raspberry Pie

At the height of summer the farmers market is full of stone fruit and berries. Delicious as is, but pie was made for seasonal fruit. I went to a pool party back in July and decided to make a lattice pie using fruit I picked up at a local farm. Sweet peaches and tart raspberries…

Zucchini-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Got that summertime, summertime sadness.”  ~Lana Del Rey The final humid days of August have arrived. September brings with it back to school (although, my son had his first day a couple weeks ago) and my favorite season Fall. On Thursday I head back to the classroom for the 2018-2019 school year. Summer break is…

Strawberry Cake

Virginia had an incredibly rainy spring season and because of this, I never got to pick local strawberries. As I type, we are one day into summer and the rain is still coming down. Currently, this area is under a flood warning and I’m about to invest in a houseboat. I’m so ready for some…

Cut-Out Cookies

This weekend, my son helped me make Easter cookies to pass out to his teachers. It’s never a bad idea to send food gifts to the educators in your life. For years, I had issues making cut-out cookies; as soon as I tried to roll out the dough problems would ensue. Enter this foolproof recipe,…

Peanut Butter Blossoms

This cookie is synonymous with the holiday season. You will find it on just about any cookie platter this time of year. When I think of peanut butter blossoms, I’m instantly reminded of my Great Aunt Shirley. Every year, when I was growing up, she would send a tin or box of these little delights….

Cookie Swap Tips

Life has been super busy and the past week has gotten away from me. This weekend, I hosted my 9th annual Christmas cookie swap. I look forward to this event all year; it’s a time to catch up with friends and enjoy the holidays. Have you even been to a cookie exchange? It’s a fun…

Frankenstein Treats

Happy Halloween! I’ve never been much into the spooky and creepy, but I enjoy a day of celebration as much as the next person. If you are in need of a kid-friendly dessert, these Rice Krispies treats are a classic favorite. They only require a few ingredients and add a fun touch to your Halloween…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Pumpkin flavors are everywhere and nope I’m not tired of it yet! I mentioned to my co-workers that I would make cookies as a “Fun Friday” treat. I paired the seasonal pumpkin spice flavor with classic chocolate chip. It truly is a winning combination.  These cookies require no eggs and since they contain pumpkin purée,…

Apple Handpies

Apple season has arrived and there is nothing more classic than apple pie. I wanted a quick snack, so I opted to make handpies. Pie lovers rejoice because they are perfectly portable and satisfy your sweet craving.  You can certainly make crust from scratch, I decided to go with premade refrigerated pie dough. It saves…

Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts 

Fall is one week away and to celebrate my favorite season I made pumpkin doughnuts. I make pumpkin bread every year and wanted to try something different and that’s how these doughnuts came to be. I purchased a mini and regular sized doughnut pan a few years ago that’s been buried in one of my…