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Birthday Cake

On Monday, I turned thirty. Although I’m fairly certain it’s mathematically impossible that I’m thirty, I’m completely fine with it. No 1/3 life (I hope) crisis here. I have a great husband, the most perfect little girl, and I’m exactly where I imagined myself at this age. So, here’s to another great decade – hooray! A little backstory for you…JamesRead more

Bourbon Apple Pie

Some occasions call for an apple pie with a bit more pizzazz – enter this souped up, streusel covered, deep dish version of an American classic. You have your usual suspects, of course: apples, cinnamon and a flaky crust. But, you GUYS, the magic is in the addition of bourbon and heavy cream (genius!) to the filling. It’s a sinfulRead more

Cookie Butter Ice Cream

Hi. I had a baby. Is that enough of an excuse?! 7 months into motherhood and I’ve finally found some time to breathe. As it happens, I am lucky to have one of those babies who doesn’t really like to sleep (until this past week…what a weird kid…), so my “free” time is usually the hour or so of cookingRead more

Inside-Out Neapolitan Cake

I’ve already shared a Neapolitan cake recipe on the blog, but here is a new twist on the idea. You can use your favorite 3-layer chocolate cake recipe (even from a box) or use the one I provided below. The real star of the cake is the 3-flavored frosting, though, so make sure you try it! I love the lookRead more

Lemon Lover’s Pound Cake

For Mother’s Day I knew I wanted to make a lemon cake because one my mom’s favorite flavors is lemon. I’ve made lemon cake in the past, but was underwhelmed with the result, so I decided to try a new recipe. I don’t really like trying new recipes when I’m serving the cake without tasting it first, but this oneRead more

Guinness, Jameson & Baileys Cupcakes II

So, you may or may not have noticed that I already have a recipe for Guinness, Jameson & Baileys cupcakes on the blog. This year I decided to change it up a bit and make a new, modified version of this crowd favorite. I would say it was definitely a success! I kept the cake the same – it’s aRead more

Pistachio & White Chocolate Macarons

So, this isn’t exactly an Irish-inspired recipe, but it IS green, so I’m lumping it in with my St. Patrick’s Day dishes! Any excuse to make a new flavors of macarons. After my initial batch, I’ve found them to be pretty easy to make. They aren’t quite as temperamental as I once thought. They do take a little bit moreRead more

Baileys & White Chocolate Cookies

Are you guys ready for some St. Patrick’s Day recipes? I have several I will be sharing with you over the next two weeks. First up, we have these quick and easy Bailey’s and white chocolate cookies. Most people have Baileys around the house during the month of March, so I wanted to find a basic cookie recipe with aRead more

Sour Cream Cookies

Almost every family has a special cookie recipe that has been passed down through generations. This is ours. My mom makes them, my grandma makes them and my great grandma made them. They are a staple around Christmas, but my mom also makes them for other occasions…like Valentine’s Day! They are essentially a SUPER soft sugar cookie with a basicRead more

Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

Every baker needs a great red velvet recipe in their arsenal. This is mine. I have tried at least 5 different red velvet recipes, but none of them can compare to this one. It is ridiculously moist (read: lots of oil, but hey, it’s called a treat for a reason) and has the perfect hint of chocolate. Combo it withRead more