Desserts

patriotic cupcakes

4th of July Parties In the land of the free and the home of the brave, the 4th of July inspires patriotism, bbqs, picnics, and you can’t forget the fireworks. Food is typically a huge part of the celebration of America’s independence from Britain. These tasty patriotic cupcakes will be a yummy treat on your dessert table. This year, my own family is participating in our town’s 4th of July celebration parade, with our Cub Scout pack. The boys are excited to get to be a part of the party to get the day kicked off. Fireworks and more Some of my favorite memories ofRead More →

Strawberry Pie

Now that the weather has started getting nice, I have thoughts of summer floating through my head, and I kind of feel like a little kid anticipating summer vacation. We went to the beach last weekend, and are preparing for our second camping trip of the year for the end of next week. After an unusually cool and rainy winter in Southern California, summer is finally starting to tease of it’s imminent arrival. The taste of a fresh strawberry rhubarb pie reminds me of late spring and early summers. Strawberries are just coming into season, and rhubarb is abundant at this time of year. TheRead More →

This post may contain affiliate links. I only recommend products I have used personally and believe in. See full disclosure policy here. Raspberries. To me, they evoke memories of being a small child growing up in the farmlands of Illinois. I remember my dad had a riding lawn mower, and would take me for rides around the huge yard as he mowed the grass. My mom had a huge – or so it seemed to preschooler me – garden patch. In this patch, she grew raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and a variety of other garden-fresh delights. I can still see the giant bowl of freshly pickedRead More →

3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

3 ingredients + 5 minutes prep = fresh, warm peanut butter cookies made from scratch.Read More →

coconut-oatmeal-cookies

Shredded coconut takes a cookie jar classic and gives it an exotic, tropical flair. Read More →

salted caramel cupcakes

Well… This salted caramel cupcakes recipe doesn’t exactly fit the Pantry Fairy theme of simple cooking from your pantry, as it contains a few specialty ingredients. But you guys, it was too good NOT to share! And really, it isn’t too complicated. These cupcakes would be a good fit if you are looking for something a little classier to indulge in for a special occasion. Salted Caramel Cupcakes yield: 12 cupcakes        prep time: 30 minutes        total time: 50 minutes (plus time to cool) Moist brown sugar cupcakes, topped with a rich caramel frosting, finished with a light dusting ofRead More →