Coconut Dreams

I don’t often bake in the summertime because having your oven on all day feels like the equivalent of running your air conditioner with all of the windows open. For that reason, cookies usually feel like a fall dessert to me. However, these coconut dreams are finished in about a half hour, including baking time, …

Smores Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

Another birthday cookie pie! We always have a celebration at our house on our kid’s actual birthday. They pick their meals that day and we always finish dinner with cookie pie. Mason loves picking out his next cookie pie, he has a goal of trying a new one every year. Torie is more of a …

Carrot and Cheesecake Layer Cake

  Growing up with my husband was definitely one of the best blessings of having a high school sweet heart. But it’s not just knowing Thyler from a young age, its being able to be a part of his family and watch them grow as well. I met Thyler’s brothers when they were only 5 …

Purple Zebra Cheesecake

My sister has a thing for Zebra print. We always tease her for having the tastes of a teenager in the early 2000s, but it’s just one of the many reasons why I adore her. Her birthday is very close to my sons so we often have joint celebrations with our family. When my son …

Pork Carnitas

This is by far my favorite way to eat pork. My husband gets tired of pork when we buy it in bulk but this recipe makes every person in our family happy. Cooking the meat is effortless and baking it afterwards makes it crispy to perfection. The orange and lime juice keeps it juicy and …

Apple Pie Dessert Tacos

Pie is one of Thylers favorite desserts so I was very excited to make these apple pie dessert tacos for my family, everyone adored the cherry pie and banana cream dessert tacos from our earlier taco nights. Tacos are my absolute favorite food and pie is one of my favorite desserts. Dessert tacos feel like …