Recipe: Sweet Potato Cake with Cranberry Orange Relish.

Christmas has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean that holiday baking has to be over – especially since winter JUST started. For me, holiday type of baked treats don’t stop coming out of my kitchen until late January. Most things that are branded as “for the holidays” are spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and all…

Recipe: Layered Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

It’s fall y’all! And that means time for apples and pumpkin and warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. I will admit that I am a fanatic for the apple cinnamon combination. So when my coworker gave me some Braeburn apples from his tree and asked me to do something with it so he could…

Recommended: Citrus Bundt Cake from Baking Bites

Bundt cakes are one of my favorite types of cake to bake when bringing it over to someone’s house. I like to think of it as a casual elegant dessert. It looks really fancy, but there isn’t much work involved in making it so presentable – unlike a layered cake with frosting. I had an…

Recipe: Bacon and Maple Doughnuts with Chocolate Espresso Glaze.

While I was in England visiting my best friend Kate (who has an amazing comic series called West that you can check out by clicking here), we had this amusing conversation while I was cooking dinner one night. She mentioned something along the lines about wondering how many different animals produce the foods that she…

Recipe: Peanut Butter Streusel Coffee Cake

When I was in elementary school, I remember sometimes getting breakfasts on campus instead of eating something at home. Back then, it was only $0.35 for a filling breakfast with milk. My favorite breakfast of all would be a coffee cake that they served with a peanut butter streusel topping. It was a little bit…

Recipe: Orange Cinnamon Pecan Cookies

I remember for birthdays in elementary school, parents could bring in cupcakes or treats for the class to celebrate the occasion. For the last 10 minutes before the school bell rang at the end of the day, everyone just crammed their faces with whatever it was that was brought in. My birthday always fell on spring…

Recommended: Blueberry Buckle from America’s Test Kitchen

My godmother has a ton of cookbooks since she loves to cook and bake just as much as I do. She’s been making a Blueberry Buckle from America’s Test Kitchen and has been met with rave reviews to anyone she has served it to. But, she tweaked the recipe a bit, which she conveyed to…

Recipe: Egg-Free Strawberry Orange Gelato

For the holidays, my godparents gave me an ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid mixer. I’ve been wanting to make homemade ice cream, sorbet, and gelato for ages! Now that I had a mixer, I could start looking up recipes…Honestly, a lot of them intimidate me because they have eggs and egg yolks and…

Recipe: Swirl Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Walnut Crust

If you like cheesecake that isn’t too sweet or drowning in topping, this recipe is the one that you’re looking for. Compared to others, the cheesecake layer is thin and fluffy. I also like the use walnuts with my graham cracker crust because it gives it texture and contrast to the creamy cheesecake. Since jam…