Candies

Simple Salted Caramel

Happy first official day of autumn! I love fall and everything that it brings… brightly colored foliage fluttering in the crisp breeze, crunching leaves beneath my boots, cozy scarves, and apple picking! I went to an orchard with my boyfriend last week and we had such a lovely time. All of the apples are perfectly…… Continue reading Simple Salted Caramel

Cakes

Sprinklicious Celebration Cake

Growing up, I never had funfetti cake. My family always celebrated birthdays with chocolate cake (see this post for the classic Dale birthday cake), and we rarely ventured out into the broader world of cake. But as I’ve become more a part of the baking community, I’ve seen again and again lovely rainbow-speckled cakes! I…… Continue reading Sprinklicious Celebration Cake

Cookies

Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Hello friends, and happy first day of September! I’m moved into my new school, Wesleyan University, and can’t wait to start classes on Monday. With the beginning of a new school year comes new beginnings and choices. Something new I’m trying out is veganism! Don’t worry – this blog won’t become 100% vegan by any…… Continue reading Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Cakes

Neapolitan Decadence Cake

It’s here! The end of summer is truly upon us. I move into my new college this week (!!) and while shopping for school supplies and fall clothes is always a treat, I’m doing my best to savor summer until the last second. Today’s recipe is utterly decadent, as its name suggests. Four layers of…… Continue reading Neapolitan Decadence Cake

Cakes

Lemon Blueberry Sunshine Cake

On this overcast August day, I can’t help but feel a bit gloomy. Summer is coming to an end and cold weather is just around the corner. But today’s recipe is the slice of sunshine we all need. Whether you want to bake it on a rainy day to brighten things up or double the…… Continue reading Lemon Blueberry Sunshine Cake

Muffins

Better-Than-Bakery Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Summer is the best, isn’t it? Everything seems conquerable in the summertime. With the weather on your side, the flowers seeming to cheer you on like brightly colored flags, and the air smelling sweet and fresh, you can do anything. At least that’s how I feel. On that note, I’m happy to report that in…… Continue reading Better-Than-Bakery Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Cakes

Victoria Sponge Cake

You guys, do you know for sure if you have to be British to be a contestant on The Great British Baking Show? The internet says yes, you do, but I’m still crossing my fingers for a loophole. I love GBBS with a passion only a baking-obsessed individual can possess. A perfect evening for me consists…… Continue reading Victoria Sponge Cake

Pies

Lovely Lemon Tartlets

Going for a walk in the sunshine today, I couldn’t help but pause to admire all of the wildflowers edging the path. From beach roses to snapdragons, each fragrant bloom captured the essence of easy late July days. These tartlets are like summer wildflowers… bold, sweet, and simple, they’re summer in a dessert. The tart…… Continue reading Lovely Lemon Tartlets

Bars

Cookie Dough Brownies

Something that I’ve found to be a no-fail crowd pleaser is cookie dough – whether it’s eaten raw from the bowl or smushed between some pretzels, cookie dough never disappoints. I’ve found the same thing to be true about brownies – I’ve yet to meet someone who’ll turn down a warm brownie. So, I thought,…… Continue reading Cookie Dough Brownies

Cupcakes

Pistachio Raspberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

You know those days when you’re feeling really creative? Maybe you’re inspired to draw or paint or take photographs – whatever your artistic talent may be. For me, that’s baking. And today’s uniquely flavored treat came from a stroke of *brilliant* (if I do say so myself) cupcake creativity. I had some leftover plain vanilla…… Continue reading Pistachio Raspberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting