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Learn to Bake the Best Gluten And Dairy Free Chocolate Cookies | Quick and Easy Recipe

gluten and dairy free chocolate cookies

These days everyone is all about this "Gluten Free" business. Everywhere I go I see new gluten free products, or special gluten free sections on restaurant menus. Most of the time these options are great - but if we are being honest here, baked goods REALLY suffer when they have to go gluten free......



Learn to Bake the Best Peppermint Cream Cheese Brownies | Quick and Easy Recipe

peppermint cream cheese brownies

People think peppermint is just a "holiday thing". But when something peppermint flavor tastes THIS good...I think it should be celebrated (and eaten in large quantities) year around. Let's start with the base......



Learn to Bake the Best Blackberry Lavender Ice Cream | Quick and Easy Recipe

blackberry lavender ice cream

I know it's an odd time to post an ice cream recipe with it being winter and all... but I have been sitting on this one for a while. I perfected this amazingly delicious Blackberry Lavender Ice Cream this summer, but I could never bring myself to post it (and you will understand more on why in a minute). But as I have spent the last week reflecting on how terrible this year was for me, I figured it was as good a time as any to share this recipe with you guys......



Learn to Bake the Best Pumpkin Cake With Browned Butter Frosting | Quick and Easy Recipe

pumpkin cake with browned butter frosting

I once read somewhere that failure is life's greatest teacher. And as a self-proclaimed perfectionist, just saying those words out loud make my skin crawl. I mean, aren't we taught to AVOID failure at all costs?! But that was before pop queen Ariana Grande put things into perspective for me with her new single "thank u, next"......



Learn to Bake the Best Essential Baking Tools | Quick and Easy Recipe

essential baking tools

Sometimes creating amazing desserts is less about your baking expertise and more about the tools you have in your kitchen. You could be the best cake baker in the world, but if you don't have any kind of baking pan handy, it's going to be kind of hard to make a decent cake. You see what I mean? The tools you have can make a huge difference in your final product......



Learn to Bake the Best Chocolate Spider Web Doughnuts  | Quick and Easy Recipe

chocolate spider web doughnuts

It's no secret that I am obsessed with Halloween - it is by FAR my favorite holiday. I don't know if it's the fact that Halloween gives me a legitimate excuse to dress up and pretend to be a totally different person - or that it gives me the opportunity to unapologetically require everyone else to show up in a costume as well. Either way, I am all about it......



Learn to Bake the Best Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake | Quick and Easy Recipe

peanut butter cup cheesecake

I know everyone is entitled to their own opinions when it comes to food choices, but I whole heartedly believe chocolate and peanut butter is one of the best combinations of all times. It's just a fact - and anyone who tells you differently is either lying to themselves, has a peanut allergy and has never really enjoyed the amazingness of this combo, or is just straight up misinformed......



Learn to Bake the Best WTF Is Piping Gel? | Quick and Easy Recipe

wtf is piping gel?

Last week I got an email that said... Soooo WTF is piping gel? And to be honest...it is actually a pretty good question. Piping gel is one of those things that is kind of magical, but unfortunately it does not get much recognition because no one reallllly knows how to use it......



Learn to Bake the Best Giant Maple Pumpkin Toaster Pastry | Quick and Easy Recipe

giant maple pumpkin toaster pastry

In the last couple of years, pumpkin spice has earned a bad rep. For some reason, people now consider pumpkin spice to be “basic” or “boring”. But in my experience, that is VERY far from the truth......



Learn to Bake the Best The Best Birthday Cake Alternatives | Quick and Easy Recipe

the best birthday cake alternatives

A few weeks ago I told you guys my feelings about birthday cake - I am SUPER into them. Really, I think I just have an affinity for cake in general (photo evidence here) - but in my dessert memories, birthday cakes seem to stand out among the rest. This most likely due to the fact that literally no one can judge you for how much cake you eat on your birthday. And in my mind......