Mom’s Caramel Rolls

Caramel Rolls with Pumpkin Butter!I’ve been wanting to share this recipe for a long time, but I just had to wait until the air was truly chilly. Rolls always taste better this time of year. These caramel rolls melt in your mouth, with a sticky caramel sauce that knocks any powdered sugar icing out of the park!Caramel Rolls with Pumpkin Butter!My mom has made these rolls countless times, and every time they were fabulous. I used to help her by using dental floss to cut the rolls. It’s a good trick! Continue reading

Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Zest

Blueberry Muffins with Lemon ZestI used to have a blueberry muffin recipe on here, but I just wasn’t satisfied with it. In my Food Prep lab last semester, we studied muffins and it was interesting to me because we were taught that muffins should be dense, small, and frankly kind of unattractive. But in America we expect muffins to be tall, fluffy, pretty, and sweet…so basically, an unfrosted cupcake.Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Zest Continue reading

The Best Baked Donuts

Chocolate Sprinkle Donuts- the best baked donuts you'll ever have!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!Chocolate Sprinkle Donuts- the best baked donuts you'll ever have! Continue reading

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

This is the third time I’m updating this recipe with better photos and more clear instructions (because, wow, it was hard to follow before!). Mostly I was just excited to take my first food photos in our new place, which has tons of natural light. Eventually I want to update ALL of my posts with better photos, but I had to do this one because it’s so tasty. I doubled the zucchini and they turned out great! I recommend spraying your muffin tin or liners with some cooking spray, because these muffins like to stick. Don’t let that stop you though, because they’re healthy enough for breakfast but taste like dessert!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
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Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Chocolate Glazed DonutsI made those Blueberry Buttermilk Donuts (which I am STILL hungry for right now) and I knew they wouldn’t be my last. But you know how you love cookies and try different varieties, but mostly you just dream finding the perfect chocolate chip cookies so you make every version of them? That’s my donut quest- I want to try to find that perfect glazed baked donuts that tastes like a fried donut. Chocolate Glazed DonutsMaybe it’s not possible, but it’s worth a shot. It means I get to try endless kinds of a donut like these ones! They lasted two days, and only because I made other treats.
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Blueberry Buttermilk Donuts

Blueberry Buttermilk Donuts

I finally got inspired to make something today! I confess, I haven’t been in a cooking or baking mood. Mostly I just read books, clean, pack, eat, and repeat. I considered making blueberry muffins, but that sounded boring. I’d heard of strawberry donuts before, so I figured I could make a blueberry version. It worked, and they taste amazing! Cake donuts loaded with juicy berries and topped with a berry glaze. They might be the healthiest donuts I’ve ever eaten!

Blueberry Buttermilk Donuts

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Fresh Croissants

Fresh Croissants- so buttery, flaky, and insanely delicious!These are so buttery, flaky, and crisp. There’s nothing quite like a fresh croissant, and since who knows when I’ll find myself in France (someday, hopefully), I make them myself. And you know what? It’s extremely rewarding!

Fresh Croissants- so buttery, flaky, and insanely delicious!

I do not make these often enough. Clearly. It was Christmas the last time I made them, and they were so worth it, but I forgot about them until today. I passed by Dunkin’ Donuts and wanted a chocolate croissant really badly, so I decided to make a batch for the holiday weekend. Must be a holiday recipe for me! Continue reading

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

I admit, before this, strawberry muffins weren’t something I’d ever considered making.

Strawberry muffins- loaded with fresh berries and topped with a berry glaze, these muffins are packed with flavor!

I love strawberries fresh or in ice cream, but baked? I was afraid I’d lose that sweet berry flavor! I asked for suggestions on Facebook for what to bake with all my fresh berries, and a friend suggested muffins. I said I’d give it a shot, and wow, I’m so grateful she said that! These are amazing. Proof that other people are much smarter than I am. 🙂 These are a perfect breakfast, treat, or even dessert. The glaze is sweet but adds a nice shot of flavor. You can definitely skip it, though. Continue reading