Welcome to Averie Cooks!

I’m Averie Sunshine and I’m so happy you found my site! Here you’ll find fast and easy recipes that taste amazing and are geared for real life. Nothing fussy or complicated, just awesome tasting dishes everyone loves!

I began blogging in 2009 as a way to share recipes, and what began as a little hobby, has turned into one of the best things I’ve ever done!

You’ll feel proud serving my easy dinners and fuss-free desserts to your family and friends. I use common, everyday ingredients so you won’t be chasing all over town or spending an arm and a leg on specialty groceries.

Averie Sunshine photo

Sharing recipes, connecting with readers, making lots of friends along the way, and cooking up a storm has been so much fun. I post new recipes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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My Cookbooks

In June 2013, my first cookbook, Peanut Butter Comfort: Recipes for Breakfasts, Brownies, Cakes, Cookies, Candies, and Frozen Treats Featuring America’s Favorite Spread, was released.

The accompanying blog post about it is here.

In October 2014, my second cookbook, Cooking With Pumpkin: Recipes That Go Beyond The Pie, was released.

My Cookbooks

A cookbook cover titled "peanut butter comfort" featuring images of various peanut butter-based desserts.

Peanut Butter Comfort

Recipes for Breakfasts, Brownies, Cakes, Cookies, Candies, and Treats

A cookbook titled "cooking with pumpkin" by averie sunshine featuring a recipe for pumpkin whoopie pies.

Cooking with Pumpkin

50+ Pumpkin Recipes That Go Beyond the Pie

Accolades and Awards

I was named one of the Ten Best Food Bloggers by the Huffington Post, and my work has appeared in Better Homes and GardensMartha Stewart’s Martha’s CircleGourmet LiveGlamour, Better Homes and Gardens, on the cover of Taste of Home magazine (for these Loaded M&M Oreo Cookie Bars), The Fresh Market (November 2023, page 24 for this Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll recipe), The Huffington Post, Parade, Woman’s Day, Country Living, Good Housekeeping, and countless others over my 15 year blogging career.

When I’m not cooking or taking pictures of the food I create, I love traveling, outdoor running, running half marathons, yoga, fitness, and spending time with my husband and teenage daughter. 


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You may contact me at averiecooks@gmail.com