Stack of peppermint oreo truffles on a plate

December Baking Challenge

Announcing the official recipe for the December Baking Challenge! All of the details and rules for how to participate in the challenge for a chance to win one of the PRIZES are detailed below.

Stack of peppermint oreo truffles on a plate

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

Fun and festive easy Peppermint Oreo Truffles require no baking and just 6 ingredients. Anyone can make these and they are an all-time family favorite!

Tessa Arias rolling cookie dough and laughing in her kitchen


Sharing some secret news today that has been in the works for months! I hope you’re as excited as I am!

Three cranberry orange scones on a plate

Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones are flaky and buttery with tangy buttermilk, fresh cranberries, orange zest, and a simple orange icing. Freezer friendly recipe!

Chocolate chip cookies baked on a Silpat vs parchment paper to compare the differences

Silpat vs. Parchment Paper

Testing the differences between baking with Silpat vs. Parchment paper – which is better? Which is easier, cheaper, and provides better results? The answer might surprise you!

Homemade cranberry sauce in a bowl ready for the Thanksgiving table

Cranberry Sauce

Easy homemade Cranberry Sauce made with fresh cranberries and enhanced with fresh orange. A must-have on any Thanksgiving dinner table! Make a week ahead of time.

Slice of homemade Pecan Pie on a plate

Pecan Pie

Classic homemade Pecan Pie features a flaky buttery crust with gooey, crunchy, and rich brown sugar toasted pecan filling. Perfect simple Thanksgiving dessert!

Photo of Tessa holding a vanilla donut

Why Dessert Should Be an Indulgence

I’m sharing my personal philosophy on Why Dessert Should Be an Indulgence as a part of life to be savored and enjoyed. Because what’s the point of a Paleo brownie?

Slice of easy pumpkin pie with graham cracker crust and whipped cream on top

Easy Pumpkin Pie

Easy Pumpkin Pie made with a quick graham cracker crust, homemade spiced filling, and topped with freshly whipped cream. Quick and simple to prep ahead of time for Thanksgiving!


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