Carrot Cake Bars

Everyone knows that I love to make holidays special.  I do like to make a big deal of them and I don’t mind a little extra fuss for my family…I want them to have special memories of each and every holiday.  I also want to be able to enjoy the day with them though, and Continue Reading…

Pineapple Flower Brownies

I love to create pretty spring desserts that taste as sunny as the changing weather.  Something that’s perfect to set down on the Easter table that’s a little unexpected and new. My Pineapple flower brownies are a fitting dessert for spring because they literally look as if they are blooming.  The bright, tropical flavors next Continue Reading…

Pink Peppercorn Blondies

It was an eventful Friday for the Havey’s today.  Luke had a field trip to the ice rink and ended up breaking his ankle 45 minutes in.  In retrospect, I probably should have known not to send him…I mean an entire 4th grade class on an ice rink?  Not sure what the school was thinking Continue Reading…

Lucky Leaf Holiday Peach Chai Shortcakes

This is a post about short cakes…so I’m gonna keep it short.  Short and sinfully sweet. I created this recipe for the Lucky Leaf Sweet Rewards Contest @ luckyleaf.com.  I’m happy to say it made it to the final ten and is in the running for the $5000 grand prize!  If you want to help Continue Reading…

Easy Easter Sunday Cakes

Believe it or not, these cute as a button cakes are made from Little Debbie’s Cocoa Creme Snack Cakes! They took home a runner up prize this month in the Little Debbie “Dessert for the Kid in All of Us” contest sponsored by Food Network!   This contest had a ton of good entries, so it Continue Reading…

The Big Apple & a Cherry Square #EarthBalance

Luke and I just got back from a fabulous weekend in New York.  This was the prize trip for my win in the Earth Balance Holiday Baking Championship.  I consider this one of my finest wins so far because I don’t bake a ton and I’m not a vegan, so to come in ahead out Continue Reading…

White Chocolate Drizzled Spice & Currant Cookies (Gluten Free)

People, the weirdest thing has been happening…I’ve been baking! I’ve been loving it too. I created these cookies for BetterBatter.org, a wonderful company for gluten free baking products.  I am lucky enough to be a monthly recipe contributor for them. I think the reason baking has been such a challenge for me in the past Continue Reading…

Chocolate Almond Sweet Buns

Guys, I need you to promise me something.  The next time anyone makes you sweet buns, cinnamon rolls, morning buns, or the like, I want you to realize that standing there giving a little smile and saying “thank you” is NOT EVEN enough!  I want you to take that person in your arms, hug them, Continue Reading…

Mini Nutter Butter Cheesecakes

I’m about to tell you how to make the most delicious mini cheesecakes with a package of Nutter Butter Cookies and a few pantry ingredients you probably have on hand right now.  Isn’t that exciting?  In about 30 minutes from this very second you could be eating peanut butter cheesecake that you made yourself, from scratch. Continue Reading…

Nutella Frozen Hot Chocolate

Back in 2001 when Chad and I saw the movie Serendipity, I wished for two things-to see New York City at Christmastime and to have a frozen hot chocolate from the Serendipity III  restaurant there.  I have now seen the Big Apple aglow with holiday lights, but in all my trips to the City I’ve Continue Reading…