Skillet Brownie for Two (gluten free)

I am a sucker for a brownie, but I’m also passionate about what a brownie should be like. For instance, when someone says “I like a cakey brownie.” Ma’am, you like chocolate cake. A cakey brownie is not a brownie. It’s cake. A brownie is fudgy, super chocolatey, rich, and decadent. The end. Ok, great,…

Whole Blood Orange Cake (gluten-free!)

This one started how a lot of my recipes have started over the years. Something I bought at the store was going to go bad soon and I didn’t want it to go to waste. I had 3 blood oranges that were in danger of turning soon if I didn’t so something with them. I…

Levain Bakery Inspired Cookies (Gluten Free!)

If there’s one Instagrammable cookie that has always caught my eye it has been the iconic NYC Levain Bakery cookie. Every time this or any copycat-type cookie pops up on my feed I am in awe of how thick and humongous it is while looking like it’s maintaining all of the textures that a chocolate…

Grandma Monkey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

You’re not seeing things. That’s a full sized Reese’s Cup in the middle of that cookie. Why? Why not? The first time I laid eyes on this cookie was at a family Christmas at my husband’s grandma’s house. I soon came to know these cookies as a staple at Willis family holiday gatherings year after…

Candy Cane Cookie Ice Cream Pie

This post is in partnership with MI-DEL®. All concepts and content are my own. Is it ever too cold for ice cream? And all the people said…NEVER! Especially when that ice cream is chocolate and vanilla layered with hot fudge, cookies, and candy canes, in the form of a PIE. It takes a little planning ahead,…

Spiked Gingerbread Boba Oatmilk Macchiato

So I’ve talked about boba here before, but holy cow. I think I struck GOLD with this drink. It has creamy oatmilk, kahlua, espresso, and boba and tastes like a gingerbread cookie! I can’t guarantee this will give you a holly jolly Christmas, but it sure doesn’t hurt. Spiked Gingerbread Boba Oatmilk Macchiato Ingredients: 1/2…

Pomegranate Lemon Curd

There are two types of people. Those that love lemon desserts and those that don’t. I used to be a lemon dessert hater until I tried Alton Brown’s recipe for lemon curd. I think up until that time, every other lemon dessert I had ever tasted was made from bottled lemon juice and had artificial…

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Raise your hand if you’ve only ever had hot chocolate from a packet. That was me up until several years ago when I decided to try out making my own. How hard could it be? Just mix cocoa powder, sugar, and milk, right? It turns out it actually IS that simple. After adjusting my recipe…

Chai-Spiced Pear Pie with Gingersnap Crumble

This post is in partnership with MI-DEL®. All concepts and content are my own. “This chai-spiced pear pie with gingersnap crumble will fulfill all of your family’s desires.” At least that’s what my nine year old daughter said when I told her I was feeling a little uninspired to write a post about pie this morning….

Curry Caramel Popcorn with Cashews and Coconut

I’m slightly obsessed with popcorn, and while I’m definitely a fan of regular buttered popcorn, don’t you just love a good sweet + salty popcorn? This recipe includes ALL of those flavors and textures we all love in a popcorn snack and the flavor combo is slightly addictive! Sweet buttery caramel, a little salty, slightly…