Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

What’s your favorite kind of cookie? Do you prefer them fresh out of the oven or do you like to hide them in the freezer and sneak one or two when no one is looking? (Oh, me!) Are you into crispy edges and soft centers or chewy almost cake-like cookies? I have a secret to…

Whole Grain Oatmeal Pancakes

Do you know what today is? Of course you do, it’s Sunday! Also known as the best day of the week for a lazy breakfast, it is truly my favorite day. Growing up, my sister and I would make pancakes with our Dad every Sunday morning. As the one day of the week that we…

Cranberry Coconut Layer Bars with Dark Chocolate

I’m back from traveling and I brought dessert! In the past few weeks my fiancĂ© and I have been to New York City for a mini-vacation, the suburbs of Illinois and my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska to spend Thanksgiving with friends and family. Each trip was filled with people we love and of course, delicious…

Autumn Harvest Kale Salad

Happy Wednesday! We’re halfway through the first week of November and I can see, smell and feel that fall has settled in to our part of the Midwest. The trail behind our house is on fire with vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red and the leaves are falling like confetti. The beauty and bounty…

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Hello and welcome, I’m so happy you’re here! After many years of wanting to start a blog, Heart of a Hostess officially has a home on the internet and I couldn’t be more excited. If you want to learn a little more about my hopes for the blog and a few fun facts you can…