Samantha is the creator behind the dessert blog “Sugar Spun Run”, a website she began as an excuse to appease her insatiable sweet tooth. Here she shares original, from-scratch desserts, usually of the chocolate variety. If she’s not in her kitchen (more likely than not coated in a fine dusting of powdered sugar), you’ll probably find her hanging out with her husband and their two dogs, Penny and (Princess) Leia.

Glazed Carrots

baked apples in a white bowl topped with ice cream

Baked Apples

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Biscuits and Gravy

Margherita Pizza

Spanish Rice

Roasted Root Vegetables

A propped-up square of fudgy cream cheese swirled brownies

Cream Cheese Brownies

and a platter full of bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Homemade Peppermint Bark is easy, delicious and a perfect Christmas gift too!

Homemade Peppermint Bark

Richly fudgy chocolate crinkle cookies, studded with mini chocolate chips (for extra chocolate flavor), and rolled in powdered sugar!  These are a classic holiday (or anytime) favorite!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

A simple but favorite treat, these Oreo Truffles are made with just five (that's right, five!) ingredients!  Sprinkled with cookie crumbs and coated in dark and white chocolate shells, these sweet treats take only minutes to make and are a great crowd pleaser!

Oreo Truffles

Sweet, chewy, cinnamon-sugared Pumpkin Blondies are great festive fall treats!  Flavored with real pumpkin and seasonal pumpkin spice, these treats are utterly addictive!

Pumpkin Blondies

Coconut cupcakes are soft, fluffy cupcakes (with both a from-scratch recipe and the option to use a box-mix!), topped off with a cream cheese based coconut buttercream frosting and then sprinkled with lightly toasted coconut!

Coconut Cupcakes

These S'mores Cookie Bars are made with graham cracker crumb based cookie layers sandwiched around melty milk chocolate and gooey marshmallow.  A fun, baked, twist on traditional S'mores -- great for enjoying indoors!

S’mores Bars

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake

cake mix cookies from a yellow cake mix

Cake Mix Cookies

A fresh, simple dip that can be thrown together in under 15 minutes! This Cowboy Caviar makes a great side dish for any picnic, potluck, or party, and is a great way to use up your summer produce!

Cowboy Caviar

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hot Chocolate Brownie Cups

These peppermint bark pretzels are an easy, 4-ingredient holiday treat that double as a sweet edible gift! Take chocolate covered pretzels to the next level by drizzling with white chocolate and sprinkling with candy cane pieces!

Peppermint Bark Pretzels

Easy Gingerbread Fudge

Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe