Triple Layer Cappuccino Brownies

By now we’ve established that Ryan and I are coffee people, but we aren’t those crazy coffee people who need their coffee to function each morning. We’ve tried Mocha Truffle Cookies, Espresso Chip Muffins, Coffee Oreo Fudge Ice Cream...

Strawberry Chiffon Squares

These Strawberry Chiffon Squares are melt in your mouth delicious, especially now that’s it’s mid-summer! Speaking of summer, this is our first summer in Illinois and it seems really hot and humid. No lakes to cool off in, unlike...

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

I am like most Americans and love baked goods. Bread, bagels, muffins, cinnamon swirl bread.. mmm, oh and donuts. I haven’t had a donut in years because of my gluten allergy. You know.. tomorrow is my birthday and maybe...

Blueberry Pie Bars

Are you ever in the mood for pie, but you don’t have the time? With these blueberry pie bars you get the best of both worlds in under an hour! I hope you all had a relaxing 4th of...

Mocha Truffle Cookies

Oops, we did it again..another mocha/coffee recipe for those coffee lovers – this time it’s mocha truffle cookies. I wasn’t a big coffee drinker before I met Ryan. Actually.. I think something happened when we got married because I...

First Anniversary

First Anniversary

Well, today is our first anniversary! And unfortunately our first year of marriage is over (hence the first year blog).. so I guess this is the end of this blog!

Chocolate Graham Crackers

I love making homemade grahams. I first tried my hand at cinnamon graham crackers, and now I added chocolate graham crackers to the collection, maybe I am turning into a graham fanatic. Mmmm, that got me thinking, maybe I’ll...

Turtle Cookies

This is a fun twist on chocolate covered turtles! I had the privilege of sharing these turtle cookies over at Alderberry Hill earlier this week. PrintTurtle Cookies Ingredients1 pouch of sugar cookie mix Plus the ingredients called for on...



We just got back from visiting family in Minnesota.

My Favorite Things about Minnesota!

My Favorite Things about Minnesota!

We are traveling to Minnesota this week to visit our families, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite things about our home state.