Strawberry Short(cup)cakes

My amazing sister graduated from JMU this May and in celebration, my boyfriend, sister and I made strawberry shortcake cupcakes for her graduation celebration! It was no easy task since a lot of strawberries must be diced and the actual cupcake is a piece of art but it is undoubtedly worth the wait! Enjoy! Ingredients: CUPCAKES 1Continue reading “Strawberry Short(cup)cakes”

Strawberry Funfetti Pancakes

My lovely sister turned 22 this year! What better way to celebrate during her spring break than some strawberry funfetti pancakes?! Eating these pancakes felt like it was all of our birthdays 🙂 Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour 2 tbsp granulated sugar 1 ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp kosher salt 1 cup of wholeContinue reading “Strawberry Funfetti Pancakes”

Strawberry Banana Muffins

These muffins are delicious for a morning or mid-afternoon treat! Enjoy! Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) (113 grams) unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract 2 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup) 1 cup (240 ml) fresh strawberries(cut into bite sized pieces) 2 1/4 cups (295 grams)Continue reading “Strawberry Banana Muffins”

Choc-oat-chip Cookies

A healthy but delicious cookie option! Check out this recipe 🙂 Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate morsels 1 cup coarselyContinue reading “Choc-oat-chip Cookies”

Gingerbread Houses

This was the most intensive endeavor BWF has undertaken yet! We built these the same day we did the Christmas wreath and let’s just say it was a baking EXTRAVAGANZA! Everything came out perfectly but it was no easy task! As you can imagine, to make gingerbread houses from scratch, you need to make theContinue reading “Gingerbread Houses”

Torta Negra (Bolo Preto)

My mom shared this recipe with me, which was passed down from my grandfather who learned it from my great-grandmother. There is something so special about recipes that are passed down and this is no exception. It is a recipe from Madeira, Portugal, where my grandfather is from, and eaten year-round, but most commonly enjoyedContinue reading “Torta Negra (Bolo Preto)”

Gingerbread People Cookies

Christmas day, Laura and I made Gingerbread cookies! We had a gingerbread men and gingerbread women cookie cutters so we had gingerbread people! The cookies themselves are so soft and delicious and decorating them was even more fun! We used cinnamon candy balls, black gel icing, and powdered sugar/vanilla icing to decorate. Original recipe here. Ingredients 1Continue reading “Gingerbread People Cookies”