Pecan Spice Cookies

These pecan spice cookies are what would happen if you crossed a Pecan Sandie with an oatmeal cookie I think. They’re crisp on the outside, chewy in the middle, and packed with spice that doesn’t overwhelm. Fall has become my new favorite season thanks to all the gorgeous trees up here in Wisconsin and plenty of sunshine. I’ve been buried in homework, quizzes, and exams, but have been finding time to get outside to enjoy the perfect weather every day! Continue reading “Pecan Spice Cookies”

The Best Baked Donuts

I know that I have a few good donut recipes already, including one that’s similar to this- Chocolate Glazed Donuts– and they’re very good, but this one’s the best. It just is. You can make any kind of glaze for it, make it in a muffin pan, put whatever mix-ins you desire in the dough (Coconut? Sprinkles? Why not?), and it’s going to turn out perfectly. You can use any kind of milk and any kind of yogurt you desire. This recipes wins just for being flexible! Continue reading “The Best Baked Donuts”

A Weekend in New York City

Alternative title: when you want to see New York City, but you don’t have a lot of vacation time so you cram in the highlights in 48 hours. Michael and I went to NYC and then Washington, D.C. (coming up next!) over the 4th of July week. We took a road trip from Wisconsin, so it took about 14 hours. We had a fantastic time, and learned a few things along the way that I wanted to share! Continue reading “A Weekend in New York City”

Pecan Brownie Bites

I had almost given up on these Pecan Brownie Bites. I made 3 different attempts and they all turned out close, but not perfect. They either ended up gooey and stuck to the pan (but tasted AMAZING) or they popped right out and were dry and lifeless in the flavor department. I volunteered to make a dessert for a charity at work, so I had the chance to try these little brownies again and they finally turned out perfectly! Continue reading “Pecan Brownie Bites”