Buckeye Brownies

Buckeye Brownie recipe on { lilluna.com } #brownies

Do you like brownies? It’s one of our “Go-To” recipes if we’re looking for a quick and yummy treat. I always have the ingredients on hand, and since we always have ice cream we have an instant delicious dessert, which is nice since we’ve been trying to make friends and invite more people over for […]

Homemade Biscuit Donuts

Delicious and Easy Homemade Biscuit Donuts! { lilluna.com }

It’s still cold around these parts, which means it’s still Donut Season! I was really hoping things would warm up and the rain would stop by now, but this Houston weather is crazy. The second you think it’s warming up it’s back to freezing the next day. I just checked the forecast and it looks […]

Orange-Kissed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Hello again, Lil’ Luna friends! I’m so happy to be back as a contributor this year. This site is such a fun place to be, and I love being part of the community! This recipe I’m sharing with you today… well, it’s fantastic. These are some of my favorite cookies that I’ve ever made. I’ve […]

Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookies

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Hello again, Lil’ Luna friends! I have such a fun recipe to share today! I think holiday treats are one of my favorite things about this season, and these candy cane kiss sugar cookies are extra fun and festive. I made them last week with my six year old daughter, and she went crazy over […]

Pistachio Shortbread Dessert

Delicious Pistachio Shortbread Layer Cake - love this recipe!

This next recipe is one my mom tried out. It’s one we’ve made different variations of since I was little. The reason we keep making it is because it’s easy and so delicious! My hubby is a HUGE pistachio fan, and he loves Shortbread Cookies so he’s already asked if I could make this asap. […]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars Recipe on { lilluna.com }

I think it’s pretty safe to say that this will be the last Pumpkin recipe of the year. You’re sad, I know it. I’m just trying to give you lots of options so come Thanksgiving you have a ton of pumpkin recipes to choose from. Through the recipes I posted and I the Pumpkin recipe […]

Butter Pumpkin Cake

Delicious Butter Pumpkin Cake - making this for Thanksgiving! YUM!

Are you sick of Pumpkin recipes yet? I sure hope not because I have just a few more for you. I know with Thanksgiving coming up you may have the “dessert” assignment and although it’s customary to be thinking of PIES, I don’t think it’s a necessity. Most people are just looking for something yummy, […]

Gooey Fall Flower Cookies

Delicious and Easy Gooey Fall Flower Cookies #cookies

Hi, it’s me Lily. My mom said we wouldn’t have any more Candy Corn treats, but she tricked me because today I’m sharing another one. I hope it’s okay though because this recipe for Gooey Fall Flower Cookies is so good!! My mom thinks it would be perfect for the kids to decorate on Thanksgiving […]

Candylicious Cookies

Junkyard Cookies - filled with all your FAV candies! { lilluna.com }

Hi, it’s me Lily again. I had so much fun on Halloween. Here is a picture: I was a witch, my brother was the Hulk and Evie was a witch too. We went Trick or Treating and got SO much candy. The day after Halloween my mom went through our candy and took out a […]

Glazed Almond Poppy Seed Bread

Almond Poppy Seed Bread - SO good!

Along with soup, I’m always craving warm bread in the Fall and Winter. It is just so yummy and warms the soul. Wouldn’t you  agree? I hate to admit that I still don’t consider myself a “bread maker” because of my fear of yeast, but I’ve decided to conquer that in the coming year (promise)! […]

M&M Chocolate Oat Bars

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Have I mentioned that I like to bake?! I’ll pretty much take any excuse I can get to try out a new dessert. I made a ton of desserts back home, but I feel like I get to make even more now because we’re trying to branch out and meet new people, which means we’ve […]

Gummy Worm Jello Cups

Perfect for Halloween - Gummy Worm Jello Cups

BOO!! It’s me, Lily! We had a Trunk or Treat last night at our church. I dressed up as a witch, and so did my mom and Evie. We were three crazy-looking witches! Gavin was Hulk Smash. We dressed Wesley up as a bum for Halloween because mommy forgot to buy him a costume. He […]

Gooey Monster Cookies and Monster Suckers

Delicious Gooey Monster Cookies!! Perfect for Halloween! { lilluna.com }

We are HUGE Disney fans here at the Merkley house. Not only do we go to Disneyland every year, but we own almost every movie and love all things Disney. I may the biggest Disney fan of all in the family and still find myself in tears at the end of every movie… not because […]

Frosted Gooey Caramel Apple Cookies

DELICIOUS Frosted Gooey Caramel Apple Cookies

Hi. It’s me, Lily. Half of my family is here to visit me and I’m having so much fun with them. I’m so happy because I love having fun with my family. Today, we went to the beach and we built sand castles and we searched for seashells and we had a picnic and ate […]

White Chocolate Candy Corn Krispies

Quick and delicious White Chocolate Candy Corn Krispies

Hi, it’s me Lily again. I promise this is my last candy corn dessert. There are other things I want to make for Halloween treats that don’t have candy corns so you will get to see those soon. We just made these White Chocolate Candy Corn Krispies this morning and they are really yummy. They […]

Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

If you love cookies, you'll love these Cheecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!!

If you’ve been to my site before then you would know just how much my family loooooves DESSERTS. It’s by far, our favorite thing to make. We all love trying out new recipe, bringing them to family functions and then getting everyone’s opinions on them. If we love it, then we are sure to add […]

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies

Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies!!

One of my favorite things to do is to go to the store and find inspiration for upcoming crafts, decor ideas and recipes. I usually don’t go to the store just for inspiration but are always on the look out for items to create with. The hubby think it’s a little crazy, but I can’t […]

Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies

YUMMY Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies! { lilluna.com }

I’m on a PUMPKIN kick. I’m apologizing now if you’re not a pumpkin lover because I may have a few more Pumpkin recipes in the works. If you love pumpkin, then you’ll be happy because every PUMPKIN recipe I’ve made so far has turned out FABULOUS!! And that means a lot coming from me because […]

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies + GIVEAWAY

Soft and Delicious Double Chocolate Mint Cookies! #cookies #mint #chocolate

This post is brought to you by McCormick and Mom it Forward. UPDATE: YAY!! My team (Team 6) won! Thank you for helping us with our Virtual Bake Sale!! You guys all know how much I love COOKIES, right? And you probably have guessed by now just how much I love CHOCOLATE too. Put the […]

Halloween Puppy Chow

Black and White Halloween Puppy Chow

Hi, it’s me, Lily again! I went to the zoo this morning. Guess who I got to see? Iron Man and Spiderman! My brother was SO excited. I was pretty excited too. My brother will probably be Spiderman again for Halloween. It will be his third year in a row. He’s crazy like that. Are […]

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Soft and yummy White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

One of my favorite things to do is experiment in the kitchen with new recipes. I love mixing and matching and often find myself adding certain ingredients to old recipes to make new ones. It’s so fun and can sometimes be a bad thing or a good thing (usually it’s a good thing.) Thankfully, I […]

Peach Coconut Banana Bread

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Hello again, Lil’ Luna readers! I’m back with another yummy treat for you! I don’t know if it’s all families, or just mine, but we seem to go in waves when it comes to bananas. For a couple of weeks the kids can’t get enough bananas, and we are always running out, and then all […]

Pumpkin Spice M&M Cookies

Pumpkin Spice M&M Cookies

Hi!! It’s me, Lily, again. I can’t wait for Halloween to come because it’s the same month as my birthday. I already know what I’m going to be… a cupcake! Is that silly? I know it’s hilarious. Today I’m showing you some cookies I made with my mom, brother and sister. They did most of […]

Pumpkin Streusel Bread

Delicious Pumpkin Streusel Bread Recipe { lilluna.com }

It’s Pumpkin Season!! Don’t know if you saw it on my Facebook page the other day, but I posted an ecard that I think needs to be shared again… If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you’d agree that Pumpkin recipes have taken over Pinterest. Am I right? Or am I right? Today, I’ll just be […]


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