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harvest apple ginger smash

harvest apple ginger smash in a glass on a surface

Celebrate National Happy Hour Day with this refreshing Harvest Apple Ginger Smash cocktail made with a homemade apple-spice simple syrup, vodka, ginger liqueur, and apple cider. Every sip is full of sweet apple flavor with a kick of ginger and warm spices. Serve it with a cinnamon-sugar rim and garnishes of thin-sliced apple and rosemary sprigs and cheers to fall flavors!

the best chocolate chip cookies

chocolate chip cookies on parchment paper

Call me biased, but these are THE BEST chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made — and I’m so happy to share the recipe with you today! Scratch-made, soft, chewy, and full of both dark and milk chocolate flavors (with a sprinkle of sea salt on top), each bite is pure chocolate chip cookie bliss. Follow my simple steps on how to make the best chocolate chip cookies and they might just become your new favorite, too.

devil’s food cake with chocolate buttercream frosting

Cross-section shot of Devil's Food Cake

If you’ve never tried the delicious decadence that is a Devil’s Food Cake, drop everything. Right now. And make this cake. Every layer is deeply chocolaty, dense and moist and frosted with the creamiest, most flavorful chocolate buttercream. This is a chocolate cake lover’s dream and worthy of any occasion (even if that occasion is staying at home watching Netflix on a Friday night in your sweatpants).

maple donuts with crumb topping

maple donuts on parchment paper

These baked maple donuts with crumb topping are as delightful as a crisp-cool, sunny fall day with knit sweaters and brightly colored leaves — except with these donuts, you get to eat them for breakfast, snacktime or dessert any time of year (preferably with a mug of hot coffee or apple cider). Cozy up to one of these decadent cake donuts for a maple-flavored treat you’ll absolutely fall for (get it?).