The Sugar Factory Bellevue, fun for all ages!

We celebrated my daughter's 4th birthday this year at the Sugar Factory in Bellevue and couldn't have had more fun! It is a great venue for a special occasion - the girls thought it was so cute to walk the red carpet and LOVED their extravagant milkshakes!

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

Snickerdoodles from Heaven

I have tried many snickerdoodle recipes, and this one has landed as my favorite. I think the combination of using half butter and half shortening combined with the cream of tartar really dials in the flavor of them just right. These are a stand-by in my Christmas cookie repertoire, and I also love them as a hostess gift …