Showcase Your Talent Thursday #108

Showcase Your Talent Thursdays @ It Bakes Me Happy

Good evening and welcome to Showcase Your Talent Thursday #108 – happy almost Easter! I have always loved Easter, celebrating the season with family and the fun that we have together. Easter is all the more fun these days with children of my own, the joy on their faces and making memories together is the best part. Easter was definitely well represented last week, I just loved looking at all the creative crafts and foods you all shared. This beautifully, delicious pie was the most clicked link … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cinnamon Cranberry Cookies

Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies | It Bakes Me Happy

It's SRC time again! One of my favorite emails every month is when I receive a new blog to bake from and this month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned Culinary Adventures. Camilla is actually our new hostess for Group B, her blog is full of many unique and delicious recipes, so I wanted to try to find just the right recipe to make. When I saw her post titled The Great Oklahoman Cookie Dis of 2003, I just knew I had to try them! She shares a hilarious story about a time while she was … [Read more...]

12 Homemade Easter Candy Recipes

12 Homemade Easter Candy Recipes | It Bakes Me Happy

Happy Friday, can you believe Easter is just around the corner? Literally it is 10 days away! As a kid I always loved Easter - the dresses, the egg hunts, Cadbury Creme Eggs in my basket, church with my family and the delicious dinner we enjoyed afterwards. I am blessed with a family of my own these days and that means making memories for my little ones. I thought it would be a lot of fun to make some of the treats I plan on slipping into their baskets. So today I am sharing 12 Homemade Easter … [Read more...]

Showcase Your Talent Thursday #107

Showcase Your Talent Thursdays @ It Bakes Me Happy

Welcome to Showcase Your Talent Thursday #107! You may have noticed that things are looking just a little different around here, I updated my logo and color scheme for the blog over the weekend! Maybe because it's Spring, or that Easter is just around the corner, but I have been wanting to redesign the It Bakes Me Happy logo for a few months now. I thought it was time for a bit of a change, I wanted the logo to be fun and playful with some fresh new colors, I just love it – it makes me … [Read more...]

Toasted Coconut Marshmallow Cups

Toasted Coconut Marshmallow Cups | It Bakes Me Happy

Back in February when we visited family in SLC my sister in law and I talked about making marshmallows and baking a few different desserts, but we just never got the chance to. While we were out shopping one day, I found a candy cup mold and just couldn't resist (in hind sight I wish I had bought two or three). Finally last week I decided to christen the mold and make my own toasted coconut marshmallow cups. Rich dark chocolate, fluffy marshmallow and lightly toasted coconut make these candy … [Read more...]

Lemon Burst Cupcakes

Lemon Burst Cupcakes | It Bakes Me Happy

I made these Lemon Burst Cupcakes a couple of weeks ago while some friends were in town visiting, I have a tendency to bake whenever they come to visit. Last time I made cherry almond brownies, so I knew this time I wanted to make something a little different. This soft, lemon cake is flavored with lemon zest and lemon oil and topped with a lemon cream cheese icing. These cupcakes were just the change we needed, as I sent our friends off with some to go, her husband smiled and admitted he … [Read more...]

Showcase Your Talent Thursday #106

Showcase Your Talent Thursday

Happy party day everybody! I always look forward to Wednesday nights when Showcase Your Talent Thursday goes live. I love seeing all the new posts you all share. What's new in your world so far this week? I've been trying my best to try to plan ahead lately, menu planning, shopping lists, blog planning, I used to be such an organized and pre-planned person until I had children. It's not their fault either, I just became lax about planning things in advance! There was a time in my teenage years … [Read more...]

Sweet Indulgence Popcorn Mix

Sweet Indulgence Popcorn Mix | It Bakes Me Happy

Happy Monday ya'll, I hope that you had a good weekend. We had a pretty relaxing one, lots of rain kept us inside most of the day Saturday. Today I'm helping with a little something… a Surprise! We are inviting you ALL to a virtual baby shower honoring Kelly from Life Made Sweeter and Hilary from My Own Blog Review. To celebrate, we are sharing 11 recipes and crafts that are ready to "pop" and I'm bringing this sweet indulgence popcorn mix to the party. Make sure to "pop" over and check out … [Read more...]

Coconut Banana Bread


I've declared my love of banana bread many times before and today isn't going to be any different, I just love it! A quick google search or a browse of Pinterest and you'll know there are endless ways to customize it. This Coconut Banana Bread is an adaptation of my go to banana bread recipe. Better late than never, on Wednesday I saw that there was a March Recipe Madness Contest being hosted by So Delicious and Go Dairy Free, so of course I just had to enter. I love any excuse to come up with a … [Read more...]