How-To Make a 2-Tier S’mores Camping Cake

Elevate Your Campfire Imagine sitting around a campfire. What do you smell? Toasted marshmallows, graham crackers, and of course, chocolate. Top it off with a charming rustic camp-themed DecoSet® cake topper, and you have the quintessential s’mores cake to share with friends. What You’ll Need 1 – 8” Double Layer Round Cake 1 – 10” […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting

So not only are we celebrating with cupcakes, but we are celebrating with super moist and fluffy chocolate cupcakes topped with none other than the most amazing cream cheese chocolate chip cookie dough frosting! That’s right. Cookie dough…. as a frosting. Don’t worry it’s completely safe to eat, no raw eggs in this recipe! Phew. […]

Mini Blueberry-Lemon Cheesecakes

This Recipe Serves: 4 Start to Finish: Less than 1 hour Nutrition Facts Amount per serving: Total Calories: 168 253mg Sodium 21g Carbs 1g Fiber 5g Fat 3g Saturated Fat 9g Protein 46mg Calcium 0mg Iron When you make dessert, even if you are disciplined and can keep yourself to one slice of cheesecake, the leftover sits in your fridge, tempting you to have a slice […]

Strawberry Creme Truffles

Who is excited that Spring is finally here?  I just love all berries and I am happy that I am starting to see them in the grocery store now.  I picked up a carton of organic strawberries the other day and I came up with these delicious strawberry creme truffles.  They are amazing and the […]

Classic Mint Chocolate Brownies.

Thick and fudgy brownies layered with sweet mint frosting and easy chocolate ganache. The classic mint chocolate combination! Recipe #3 of the Christmas Cookie Palooza combines the mighty forces of mint and chocolate. I’m aware that brownies aren’t technically cookies but sometimes dessert just doesn’t have to make any sense. Like a recipe using cookie dough and salty pretzels and a dip in chocolate. No […]


These Grasshopper Cupcakes, rich chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate mint cookie crust, filled with a minty ganache, and topped with a light, fluffy mint frosting, are my attempt at keeping my sanity. It’s snowing here again, the second snowstorm in less than five days. Ugh. That’s really all I can say. So, on this dreary, […]


Friends, few times have I been more excited to share a recipe with you as I am today. This recipe has been taste tested and approved by 6 of my closest foodie friends and heartily approved. And they weren’t even vegan! I even like these better than real cheesecakes, which I can no longer stomach […]


This past Valentine’s Day, I decided to remake a golden oldie from the blog to share with my friends.  Partly because it was super easy.  Partly because it’s gluten-free.  And partly because, well, it’s about as chocolatey as you can possibly get. We’re talking about flourless chocolate cake, people! I’m sure just about everyone has […]


This no bake energy bites recipe is super simple to make, made with healthier ingredients, and they taste like no bake cookies! Be sure to click around on the site for more delicious and healthy recipes ideas. Hail to the no bake energy bites! A few years ago when I first posted this recipe, I […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

by Michelle Hunt Prep Time: 20 minutes Keywords: raw dessert gluten-free vegan vegetarian sugar-free avocado coconut oil oats peanut butter Ingredients (8 servings) Base 130g (1 1/4 cups) gluten free oats 180g (1 cup) pitted Medjool dates 70g (1/2 cup) pecan nuts 2 tbsp Dutch processed cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla extract Middle Layer 120g (1/2 cup) smooth all […]


Hooooly pie. This sweet corn and zucchini pie has me wrapped around its cheesy, melty, vegetarian-ness. Like, eighty times wrapped around. We are basically one. It all starts with the obvious: big fat green summer zucchini. NO EXPLANATION NEEDED says the whole zucchini-growing world. I think I’m almost almost allllmost ready to break up with […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes In A Jar

I know, I know, I’ve said it a gazillion times, I don’t really do the girly pink thing for Valentine’s Day. Having two 8-year old girls in the house over Valentine’s Day weekend quickly changed things. Brian’s daughter, Lexi, and her friend were with us this weekend which compelled me to get in touch with […]

Orange Cupcakes: Cupcakes Grilled in an Orange

Orange Cupcakes on the Grill? Were They Any Good? Before you think my orange cupcakes grilled in an orange were just another kooky failed experiment, I want to say right up front that these were delicious. I made plain vanilla cupcakes but because they were grilled in the orange, they took on an orange flavor and gained […]

Chocolate Cherry Ricotta Grilled Pizzas

 Before we get into talking about gooey and sweet dessert pizza I need to thank you for being such awesome grill buddies. We have come to the final week of Get Grillin’, Cookin’ Canuckand I had a blast collaborating with you for our first virtual summer BBQ. We have worked our way through 5 weeks of savory […]

Whipped Cinnamon Pumpkin Honey Butter

I’m ready to be rollin’ with all the pumpkin recipes. This one uses just a little pumpkin puree to turn ordinary butter into something seasonally delicious. Whipped Cinnamon Pumpkin Honey Butter Cinnamon, honey, and pumpkin puree are whipped into softened butter until fluffy and light. Fall flavor whipped into good old butter. You can’t go […]

Raspberry Coconut Macarons

If you follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed by now that I love macarons, I’m pinning them all the time. They are so delicate, I love their versatility of flavors and their bright colors and honestly how could I resist them, they taste like candy. Every time we go on vacation I’m sure to grab […]


Merry Christmas! Oh I just love this whole season. The boots and scarves, family parties (minus the ones with crazy extended relatives), snow (only until December 26th though please), and particularly, especially … the food. The cookies, the hot chocolate, the honey glazed ham and slow roasted turkey, the cranberry sauce and the mountains of mashed potatoes […]

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookies

Apples are everywhere right now. And, let me say, they are more delicious than ever!! A sure sign of Fall. What do you like to make with them? Maybe apple cinnamon rolls? (Yes, I do!!) Or maybe apple enchiladas? (Mmm… yummy…) What about warm apple pie? Come on, I know you love apple pie. That’s why I […]


You guys know that I’m not usually one to post big, complicated-looking desserts, but I do think that it’s a good idea to have one or two showstopping tricks up your sleeve for those times when you volunteer to make your mom’s birthday cake or really need to get on your friend’s good side before […]

Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast Sandwich

Recipe by Jerry James Stone  Today is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day. I wanted to make something, something spectacular. Something Elvis himself would enjoy. I think I succeeded. This sandwich is part PB&J, part French toast, and full on awesome. If you thought a peanut butter & jelly sandwich couldn’t be decadent, you thought wrong. […]

Grilled White Pizza

Can it just stay summer forever? Wouldn’t that be nice? And then we could eat Grilled White Pizza every single day for dinner. How do we make this happen? I’m always looking for an excuse to make grilled pizza. And some little thing like not having the ingredients for pizza sauce, or a store-bought pizza sauce, […]


Makes 12 muffins Use applesauce and almond milk to make these dairy-free cornbread muffins with chopped nuts adding texture and flavor. Leftover muffins can be frozen. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 cup unsweetened almondmilk 1/2 […]

Deep-Dish Apple Pie

With all that delicious fruit an apple pie should be healthy, but the truth is a slice can have as much as 750 calories and 30 grams of fat. For the most part, the culprit is the crust. We use whole-wheat pastry flour to add fiber and lower the saturated fat by replacing some of […]


No-Bake Birthday Cake   This kid-pleasing marshmallow-and-crisp-rice cereal confection has a sweet secret: chocolate-marshmallow icing inside. Cereal bits give it a festive trim. Candies in cupcake liners decorate each plate. Prepare the Basic Crisp-Rice Treats, then follow the molding instructions below to make the cake. SERVINGS:8 INGREDIENTS Vegetable-oil cooking spray Crispy Cake Basic Recipe Chocolate-Marshmallow Frosting […]

Pumpkin Icebox Pie with Pistachio-Gingersnap Crust

Makes: 24 servings Prep: 30 mins Bake: 10 mins 325°F Chill: 6 hrs   Pumpkin Icebox Pie with Pistachio-Gingersnap Crust Ingredients 1 Recipe Pistachio-Gingersnap Crust 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 2 tablespoons water 1 29 ounce can pumpkin 1/2 of an 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground […]

Mini Nectarine Vanilla Bean Pies

Have you ever seen these vintage mini metal pie pans? They’re about 4″ wide and only 3/4″ inch deep or so. I think I’ve seen them at almost every estate sale and thrift store I’ve ever been to. At some point, back in the day, mini desserts were very chic. And suddenly I feel like […]

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Pie Monkey Bread

Wanna make the tastiest pumpkin dessert EVER for the kids this fall? Make pumpkin pie monkey bread! This deliciousness is easy for anyone to devour, and it’s super simple to make, even with younger kids. To give the monkey bread its awesome fall flavor, I add pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, and a little extra sugar. Then I bake […]

Copycat Recipe: Starbucks’ Apple Pound Cakes

At long last, apple season is in full swing! It’s been a wonderful excuse to start up my fall baking and on the top of my list were these delicious apple pound cake muffins inspired by Starbucks’ Apple Pound Cakes. With a wonderfully flavorful crumb and a lightly sweet, robust apple topping, these beauties offer […]

How to Make All-Natural Rainbow Recipes — No Fake Dyes Needed!

  My teenage son walked inside from school the other day, threw his backpack on the kitchen table, and said, “Mom! we need to talk!” In chemistry class, he’d learned about food dyes and how some countries have banned dyes we’re still using in the United States. It really disturbed him. “We’re putting that stuff into our bodies […]

The Best Blueberry Muffins

Recipes Total Time:25 mins Prep Time:10 mins Cook Time:15 mins Ingredients: Serves: 18 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, at room temp 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup milk 2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries or 2 1/2 cups frozen blueberries For Topping 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, mixed with 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions: Heat oven to 375°. Grease 18 regular-size muffin cups (or 12 large size muffins). In […]