No Bake S’mores Bars

Hello and Happy Monday, friends! I had so many ideas for my return to the blog this week, but none of them were as sweet, simple and perfectly suited for 4th of July as these s’mores bars. When was the last time you made a yummy, sticky s’more? Ooey goey marshmallow, slightly over-toasted, with melted…

Spiced Molasses Crinkle Cookies

Whenever I think of molasses I think of sticky fingers, gingerbread houses and christmas cookies. Molasses is often an overlooked pantry ingredient, but it really shines when you pair it with sugar and spice. In fact, it’s very nice!  See what I did there? With soft, crinkly centers and crispy, crunchy edges coated in sugar,…

Sparkling Sorbet Spritzer

  I’m soaking up summer as much as I possibly can and all I want to do is sit in the shade on my patio with something cold to sip on.  I hope I’m not the only one!  For those of you that need to cool down too, I am happy to share a fun…

Summer Strawberry Crisp

My favorite part of the summertime season is when the farmers market finally opens in our neighborhood.  With beautiful flowers, massive pallets of vegetables and fresh fruit galore, it’s my favorite place to spend a Saturday morning.  Even though it’s always crowded, it’s worth a visit every week to walk through the rows in search…

Naturally Sweetened Almond Butter Cups

If you’re new to the blog, welcome, and if you’ve been here before, welcome back! I’m thrilled that you’re here and hope you find my recipes and tips to be both delicious and inspiring. I love to create recipes for my friends and family with special dietary needs and preferences, so when my friend Alex…

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…

Cranberry Coconut Layer Bars with Dark Chocolate

I’m back from traveling and I brought dessert! In the past few weeks my fiancé 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…