Baked Goods

3 key lime pie bars on a marble slab topped with lime slices and lime zest

Baked oats topped with walnuts and chocolate chips
Baked Goods, Breakfast

Baked Oats with Nutella

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When I recently explored ways to use up my leftover oat milk, my child demanded that I make baked oats for a week straight. He doesn’t get chocolate chips for breakfast often so I wasn’t surprised that he was all in. Overall these baked oats are a nutritious breakfast option, […]

Baked Goods, Cakes

Lori’s Lemon Pound Cake

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“Lemon pound cake is my favorite dessert”. My ears perked up and I quickly grabbed a pen and paper. Those words, from this friend, were all the motivation I needed to get back in the kitchen. I felt a rush of excitement and motivation. Feelings I don’t often experience these […]

Baked Goods, Cookies

Jack’s Coconut Macaroon

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I set out to make a perfect Christmas cookie to honor my son Jack Emerson who was stillborn on March 27th 2021. I needed a place to channel some of my grief and I needed to start cooking again. I chose a coconut macaroon because someone sent them from Old […]

3 key lime pie bars on a marble slab topped with lime slices and lime zest
Baked Goods, Bars, Desserts

Key Lime Pie Bars

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First things first, there is nothing traditional about these key lime pie bars. In fact, I don’t even use key limes. Shhhhhh…..Don’t tell Florida! Regular limes work perfectly for making this super tart key-lime-esque dessert, and you get so much more for your money. Not to mention they are way […]

lemon poppy seed muffins with lemons and a purple flour in the center
Baked Goods, Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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If you are wondering where I have been for the last couple of weeks, let me just tell you that I have been working HARD on these lemon poppy seed muffins. I have made a batch nearly every single day trying to get the perfect balance of taste and texture. […]

white bowl full of healthy banana oat muffins with white and yellow striped kitchen towel
Baked Goods, Breakfast, Muffins

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

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These healthy banana oat muffins are rich in nutrients and packed with a variety of superfoods including oats, Greek yogurt, whole grains, and walnuts. This is by far the healthiest recipe on the blog to date, and I think you’ll agree that they really do taste great. It isn’t a […]

Plate full of soft chocolate chip cookies on a Santa plate with a glass of milk for Santa and a Christmas ornament
Baked Goods, Cookies

Santa’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Santa’s favorite chocolate chip cookies are extra soft and gooey, not overly sweet, and just the right amount of salty. My Family, (and Santa), love these cookies so much because they have less butter, less sugar, and less chocolate than most chocolate chip recipes. Please don’t let that steer you […]

square slice of yellow southern honey cornbread on a white plate smothered with butter and honey in front of a white baking dish full or cornbread on gray backgaround
Baked Goods, Breads

Southern Honey Cornbread

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This light and fluffy southern honey cornbread has crisp golden edges and a soft, buttery center. It is perfectly moist and made with honey rather than sugar which lends a subtle sweetness. Being born in North Carolina, I have tried my fair share of cornbreads over the years, and the […]

Pile of baked sugar cookies with green, red and white sprinkles sitting on top of white wood backdrop
Baked Goods, Cookies

Softest Sugar Cookies

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These simple drop style sugar cookies are ultra soft and made with extra vanilla, the secret to a great sugar cookie! I’ve found that so many sugar cookies end up being hard and crumbly which is always such a huge disappointment! This recipe yields a tender, cake-like consistency every time. […]