Vanilla Bean Pound Cake

This Vanilla Bean Pound Cake is loaded with flavor! I love the addition of cream cheese in the batter. It is spongy, delicious, and great for so many different occasions! Click for recipe.

Summer Veggie Corn Chowder

This recipe is a fantastic, cozy end-of-summer dinner that has both summer vegetables paired with a hearty, creamy soup. It is delicious and comforting and is even vegetarian! I hope you enjoy this summer vegetable corn chowder too.

Vegetarian Tikka Masala over Rice

Though we are not a completely vegetarian household, I enjoy eating vegetarian for a few reasons. First of all, my body feels healthier and my weight is more stable when I eat veggie, and I’m sure my husband’s cholesterol levels need it. Secondly, it is way better for the environment! The meat industry is one of the largest strains on our climate. Last, it’s actually pretty darn cost effective! This cauliflower tikka masalla was a recent invention that my household found successful. Recipe is linked, I hope you like it!

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Muffins

I am not a fan of wimpy little muffins. When they are that awkward small size its like... is it bad if I eat two? Because one sure isn't enough, but will I be judged for having seconds? Well don't worry friends, you won't have that problem with this recipe! These Jumbo Chocolate Chip Muffins are delicious and totally breakfast sized! I hope you enjoy!

Firecracker Cutout Cookies with Royal Icing

Looking online for some 4th of July party inspo? Who isn't?! The cookie recipe I linked in this post is one of my favs to make because you can actually throw all your ingredients in your food processor, pulse, and voila! Your dough is made. Royal Icing recipe is included too. Happy baking and happy 4th!

My First Time Making Monkey Bread… aaannnd now I’m Addicted! (recipe included)

Before this recipe, I had NEVER made or tried Monkey Bread before. I honestly had no idea what it was all about! I can't say I have figured out where the name came about, but what I CAN say is I now know why everyone swears this is such an addicting dessert! It is relatively simple and requires more patience while your dough rises than anything else. I hope you give this monkey bread a try and decide to catalog it away in your cookbooks "best of" section. I really love it that much! #dessert #baking #bestrecipe #monkeybread

Creamy Creole Shrimp Dip

Seeing that we are in the dead of winter, temps are cool and Super Bowl is around the corner, I thought this appetizer would be a fun share. No, it's not healthy, so maybe give this one a try in a month when you have given up on your New Year's Resolution swearing off carbs …