Snickerdoodle Cookies

This batch of classic cinnamon sugar coated cookies are a cold weather after dinner family favorite. I LOVE anything cinnamon sugary, like my Homemade Churro Bites, one of my fav recipes! The warm cinnamon spice makes them perfect for a fall or even as a yummy Christmas cookie. On the outside they look pretty plain, but with their crispy edges and chewy center, it is almost impossible to eat just one. Although they aren't as fancy as other decorated cookies, and they aren't dipped in chocolate or covered in frosting, these are one of my favorite cookies, along with my good ol' standby, the Chocolate Chip Cookie, of course. 

Candied Apple Pops

These adorable little caramel and candied apple pops are actually made of caramel candy, dipped in an apple flavored candy coating!

Perfect Apple Crisp (egg free, dairy free, with vegan and gluten free options) {Serves 2-4}

Every year at Thanksgiving I make a big dish of my famous apple crisp. This was the first dessert I had ever made from scratch. Warm sweet cinnamon coated apples with the most incredible crumble topping. Even a chocolate love like me would choose this dessert, anytime.

Streusel Stuffed Baked Peaches

Here is a great recipe to enjoy the last pickings of peach season. This quick simple play on a peach crisp is the perfect individual dessert for any occasion. Tender baked beaches, stuffed with an oat streusel topping make them a great healthy alternative for a light summer dessert. Enjoy them warm, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to  really kick it up a notch! You can even use canned peaches and enjoy them year round!

In Case You Missed It...


As many of you know, after a nationwide search for the country's top bakers, I was chosen to compete on the season 1 series premiere of the Food Network show "Cupcake Wars", in June 2010.  If you missed my WIN the first time, re-runs of the episode will be airing the following dates.  

Tune into the Food Network:
Sep 06, 2011 @ 8:00 PM ET/PT
Sep 07, 2011 @ 3:00 AM ET/PT
Sep 13, 2011 @ 7:00 PM ET/PT
Sep 18, 2011 @ 5:00 PM ET/PT

Stay tuned for the re-run of our appearance on the season 2 'Battle Of The Champions' episode!
Click here to check out my episode recap full of photos, recipes and the behind the scene scoop!

THE BEST Frostings & Fillings (for cakes, cupcakes, brownies, pies and more!)

Here are some of my go-to recipes that can be used as a filling or frosting for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more! They are incredibly versatile, with a variety of flavor variations and mix-in suggestions to create a gourmet twist.