Ingredient: vanilla extract

Extra Moist Banana Bread

Extra Moist Banana Bread

This is, dare I say it, the ultimate banana bread. Loaded with 2 cups of mashed ripe bananas makes it the best moist banana bread. Simple to make and no mixer required. Bake up a couple of loaves today! Meet my Summer mission: make the […]

Crushed Pineapple Cake

Crushed Pineapple Cake

This easy Crushed Pineapple Cake is sweet, moist and flavorful. Topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. A can of crushed pineapple plus other simple ingredients are all you need. This Pineapple Sheet Cake is a crowd pleaser and perfect for your next party or […]

Cinnamon Glazed Peach Pop Tarts

Cinnamon Glazed Peach Pop Tarts

Cinnamon Glazed Peach Pop Tarts are the perfect way to use up the last of the summer peaches. Made quick by using frozen puff pastry, these pop tarts only take 15 minutes to prep and pop in the oven. Top them off with an easy […]

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Meet your new weekend breakfast or brunch addition? Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake is so tender and moist from the buttermilk and the lemon zest provides just the right amount of subtle lemon flavor. Not overpowering lemon, but just right. And of course, LOADS of blueberries. […]

Classic Strawberry Shortcakes

Classic Strawberry Shortcakes

Summertime means lots of fresh fruit and berries. And in my book that means we’re eating them for every meal. Classic Strawberry Shortcakes requires a light and tender biscuit, sweet and sugary strawberries, all topped off with fluffy whipped cream. We elevate the traditional Strawberry […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Combination of two of my favorite things. Chocolate Chip Cookies + Cheesecake. All layered up in bar form. I give you Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars. By layering cookie dough with an easy cheesecake batter, we’re left with wonderfully rich, decadent, and indulgent dessert bars […]

Easy Vanilla Maple Granola

Easy Vanilla Maple Granola

Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of delicious granola options at the grocery store. BUT, do you know how easy it is to make homemade granola make yourself? And then you can customize with your favorites. Combine your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, maybe […]

Gooey Chocolate Shortbread Bars

Gooey Chocolate Shortbread Bars

I’ve always loved desserts in bar form for several reasons. And these Chocolate Shortbread Bars are no exception. It’s quicker. No scooping cookie dough onto baking sheets. Easy to transport in the baking dish. Can get fancy with layering with very little effort! These bars […]

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars

These Oatmeal Cookie Bars actually are healthy, although they don’t taste it! Made with no refined sugar (thank you maple syrup for the sweetness) and only 1/4 cup whole wheat flour. The majority of these bars is nut butter (I used almond) and oats! See, […]

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

I love a traditional cut out sugar cookies with a good icing or frosting on top just as much as the next person. But, dare I say, these Brown Butter Sugar Cookies are so good they don’t even need icing. Yes, you read that right. […]

Extra Soft Snickerdoodles

Extra Soft Snickerdoodles

December is here which means a key component of my diet is Christmas cookies. A couple of days before Christmas, my mom and I have a tradition of baking batches and batches of holiday cookies to eat and share. But, I don’t wait until the […]

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

Oh my goodness. This is one of those recipes that make me wish smells could be transported via screen. From the apples and the cinnamon sugar, it smells. SO. GOOD. Pure Fall. This Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake is extra moist and loaded with fresh apple […]

Layered Almond Butter Cups

Layered Almond Butter Cups

It’s time for another healthy-ish nut butter cup recipe. A little while back I shared this recipe for some classic Chocolate Almond Butter Cups. For this recipe, we’re adding the fun twist of layering the chocolate and almond butter mixtures. These are the most tempting […]

Almond Oat Energy Balls

Almond Oat Energy Balls

I’m a snacker. Are there really people out there that only eat at the designated meal times? If so, I’m not one of them. These energy balls are perfect to keep in the freezer for those moments when you’re draining and need a pick-me-up. Made […]

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Fun Fact: I have a peanut allergy. When people find out about this one of the first things they say is “You can’t eat Reeses?!?”. I’ve never had one, but the concern others show makes me think I really must be missing something special! Luckily, […]