No-Campfire Banana Splits

Bonfires are the greatest, but if you don’t have access to one and want the amazing food that accompanies them (who doesn’t, really) then get on board the backyard BBQ train. This is the easiest recipe, takes 5 minutes to prep and yields a great dessert. If you’re hosting any kind of get-together, these are…

Koopa Shell Cake Pops

If you’re a fan of Mario Kart, get excited. Koopa shell cake pops are not the easiest dessert I’ve ever made, but damn do they look (and taste) good. In previous years I’ve made various baked goods for my boyfriend’s birthday (like this Hobbit Hole Cake, last year’s Hamburger Cupcakes, or my stint with fondant…

Deep Dish Whisky Cream Cheese Brownies

I know, the title is a bit of a mouthful. But when you have whisky, cream cheese and rich walnut brownies all swirled into one enormous mess, you want to make sure people know what they’re in for. My boyfriend gave me a “brownie in a mason jar” kit for Christmas, which is basically all…

Homemade Nutella

Nutella is one of those magical foods that makes everything amazing. Waffles, cookies, icing, peanut butter sandwiches, spoons…it’s all up to your imagination really. I was dreading removing the skins from the hazelnuts because it seemed like kind of a tedious task, but once you roast them, they come off very easily. This process takes…

Nutella-Swirled Banana Bread

Nutella and banana are a pretty unbeatable duo. Pack the two into a loaf pan and you’ve got yourself an impressive-looking marble dessert that’s not long for this world. I’m normally all for substitutions, but I have to admit this banana bread is near perfect for look, taste and texture. I wouldn’t change a thing….

Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites

Nothing marks the start of warm weather like frozen goodies. Chocolate and banana is a pretty unbeatable combo. You can get creative and use whatever toppings you want. I did half with sprinkles, half with melted peanut butter chips. That way I still had variation, but if I wanted a small sweet snack I could…

Flourless Peanut Butter Brownies

I don’t know how I managed to get this far without having an 8×8 pan, but I finally bought one. I was always adjusting baking times to bread pans or long casserole dishes—the results were…edible? But not as good as this. The most useful $7 spent in a long time, not doubt. Brownies are easy…

Big Soft Moose Cookies

Searching for a chewy and delicious holiday cookie? Look no further. This recipe is from my friends Mattea and Chrissy, who gave me the cookie mix in a mason jar with directions attached to the side as a gift. I love it! Such a fun gift and the result is yummy cookies. I love holiday…

Gluten-Free Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Banana bread is seriously one of the easiest baked treats ever. Whenever you have bananas that are beginning to get too ripe to eat, stick them in the freezer. They’re perfect for recipes like muffins, bread and cookies, plus you’re not wasting food. I just thawed 4 frozen bananas and poured them into the batter;…

Chocolate Walnut Clusters

The perfect storm of mishaps created these clusters. I was missing ingredients, didn’t have a recipe to follow and thought they would turn out to be a disaster 100%. Luckily for me, they turned out and now I’ve got a new bite-sized treat! Compared to most store-bought cookies, these are actually relatively healthy. They have…