Hi friends! I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly looking for “tried and true” recipes from a “mere mortal” like me on the internet. I often find myself not getting the purpose of equipment like “induction burners”, not understanding what techniques like “suvee” mean, or missing ingredients from my pantry like “bitters”. If you often find yourself in the same boat, then this blog is for you! Enjoy a collection of our favorites below.

Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Believe it or not, this is the very first time I’ve made this cake combination. To be honest, I don’t even remember the last time I made a vanilla cake. But I wanted to go back to the basics this week! Vanilla Cake Ingredients 1 box vanilla cake mix 1 box vanilla pudding 3 tbsps…Continue reading »

Red, White, and Blue Trifle

Happy day after the 4th of July! If you’re like us, you’re enjoying a low-key day at home recovering from the weekend festivities. However, this weekend, I made this beautiful patriotic trifle for dinner at a friend’s house. Honestly, it was the perfect 4th of July (or 5th of July) treat. Honestly, you could bring…Continue reading »

Peach Butter

Baking in the summer and fall just feels different to me. It is something I look forward to most about each season. I love incorporating seasonal flavors, so naturally I was inclined to use peaches! I came across a recipe for Peach Butter and I knew I had to try it. Imagine this as Apple…Continue reading »

Oreo Pie

Happy Sunday! I just love summer weekends. For us, this weekend was full of hanging out with friends and attending our first live sporting event in months! Now, I’m cuddling on the couch with my pup – life is good. We were planning to host some friends at our house on Saturday night, so I…Continue reading »

Chocolate Cream Pie

My dad requested Chocolate Cream Pie for Father’s Day. I usually don’t like to make things for the first time for someone else. I need a trial run. Especially pies that have to set right!!!! But I didn’t want to try this one first and then end up with two pies, so I just decided…Continue reading »

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bread

Hi friends – Happy Sunday! The “Sunday scaries” are real tonight as I start to shift my mind to work tomorrow after being at the beach all week. It was such a great week of family, games, and rest, which makes it hard to go back to reality. However, as with all good vacations, Dylan…Continue reading »

Banana Pudding

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by grabbing dinner at the place that catered our wedding. My husband has always raved about their banana pudding, but I had never tried it, and to be honest, I wasn’t dying to try it either because I’m not too crazy about banana pudding. One bite in…Continue reading »

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Y’all. These cupcakes turned out so good. I made an orange creamsicle cake last year and it just wasn’t orangey enough. This year I decided to just bite the bullet and invest in orange extract. I’m glad I did- these cupcakes have the perfect flavor! Ingredients Cake 1 white box cake 1 3 oz package…Continue reading »

Homemade New York-Style Cheesecake

Hi friends! Happy Memorial Day. What a precious day of reflection on all those who have given their lives for our country and our freedom. I hope you all spent it with loved ones! Between visiting family, overhauling my flower beds, and work travel, I’ve been slacking on the blog game! I am back in…Continue reading »

Root Beer Float Popsicles

I bought a popsicle mold last week on a whim and I’m already thinking up all the different flavors I want to try! This week was Root Beer float- which surprisingly I’m not a huge fan of in the first place (don’t get me wrong though I’ve never turned down ice cream in my life)….Continue reading »

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

I finally made this cake that I’ve been seeing online for over a year. It has two ingredients that I’ve always wanted to try out- mayonnaise and coffee. Mayonnaise is supposed to make the cake extra moist as well as deepen the chocolate flavor, and coffee is supposed to do the latter, as well. I…Continue reading »

Strawberry Ice Box Pretzel Pie

One of my favorite pastimes is browsing Southern Living dessert articles and texting myself links to recipes I want to try. Seriously, my whole text thread is recipe links. Most just sit there, but I couldn’t get this one for a Strawberry Ice Box Pretzel Pie out of my head! I’m so glad I tried…Continue reading »

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Hi friends! Happy Sunday night. I don’t know about you, but it has been a busy weekend. Between birthday celebrations, church events, and my cousin’s play, I’m about ready to go to bed. Since we were celebrating my dad this weekend, I decided to make something he loves – red velvet cake! I’ve had moderate…Continue reading »

Double Chocolate Cake Donuts

After debating whether to make banana pudding or key lime pound cake this week, I landed on Double Chocolate Cake Donuts…. Not sure how I made such a jump, but here we are! Every time I try to make donuts from scratch I’m a little disappointed. They just taste like a differently shaped muffin. I…Continue reading »

Chewy Jif Peanut Butter Cookies

I’m not sure why, but I’ve been craving a good peanut butter cookie for a while. The last peanut butter cookie recipe I tried was super crumbly and I couldn’t take even one bite without a glass of milk. So I thought I’d find a tried and true recipe and give it a try! Where…Continue reading »


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