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Vanilla Cheesecake Pie

Vanilla Cheesecake Pie

I’ve been teased about making every dessert into some kind of cheesecake. I really don’t see how that’s a problem. The flavor combinations with cheesecake are limitless. There aren’t many things that taste better. Cheesecake can, however, be a bit fussy and time consuming to […]

Cream Cheese & Pepper Jelly Dip

Cream Cheese & Pepper Jelly Dip

Does everyone already know about cream cheese and pepper jelly dip? It’s literally just the two ingredients in the title. Cream cheese and pepper jelly. And somehow, when they’re combined and spread on a cracker, they turn into something special! I love this appetizer because […]

Churro Cupcakes

Churro Cupcakes

I made these churro cupcakes for my sweet nephew’s 2nd birthday party this past weekend. I love baking special treats for celebrations! And judging by the rate these churro cupcakes were devoured, I figured I’d better share the recipe. 😉 The cupcakes start out with […]

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

Most of the time, I decide what to make based on what I’m craving. But in this case, I made something my husband loves. He’d had a whiskey sour with egg white foam years ago, and hadn’t been able to find one again that was […]

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is simply sugar dissolved in water. It takes just a couple minutes and a few cents worth of sugar to make. And it keeps for weeks in the fridge. There’s no need to spend $5 on a bottle from the store! You’ll want […]

Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream

Sometimes the easiest recipes are the best. Whipped cream falls into that category for me. It is so simple to make with such a short ingredient list. And whatever you add it to becomes a special treat. Some of our favorite uses are on waffles, […]

How to Make Vanilla Extract

How to Make Vanilla Extract

Somehow vanilla has become synonymous with boring and bland. When, in fact, it is anything but. Vanilla is rich, exotic, fragrant, and quite expensive! It imparts a unique flavor and aroma into anything you add it to. I almost never bake without it. If you […]

Easy Homemade Brownies

Easy Homemade Brownies

This is the only brownies recipe I’ve been making routinely for nearly a decade now. Sure, I’ve made a few simple changes over the years, but every time I try a different recipe, it never comes close to these. They’re either too fussy or the […]

Glazed Meatloaf

Glazed Meatloaf

Making this glazed meatloaf is almost embarrassingly easy. There’s no chopping required. It features a two-ingredient glaze. It takes just a few minutes to mix everything together and throw in the oven. And it’s so good! This is not a fancy recipe at all, but […]

Sweet and Smoky Dry Rub

Sweet and Smoky Dry Rub

Sweet and smoky dry rub is the perfect seasoning for pork or chicken. Sweet from the brown sugar and smoky from the addition of smoked paprika, one of my absolute favorite spices! I especially love using sweet and smoky dry rub on ribs or chicken […]