Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

The other day, I saw a recipe on pop sugar for Peppermint Joe Joe clusters. Words can’t describe how good they were. It was a last minute gift idea for my coworkers, so I didn’t have time to take pictures or post about it. I actually went to Trader Joe’s that weekend to buy more,…

Gloria’s Pupuseria

I’ve decided that Pupusas are my new food obsession, so when I decided to leave work early the other day, I called my friend to see if he’d like to join me. He said yes a little too quickly. He was looking for a little break away from visiting holiday relatives. Who isn’t? We all love…

Merry Christmas!

  Wishing you and yours a very Merry, and yummy, Christmas!          

Dirt Bombs (doughnut muffins)

When I saw the title of this recipe, I knew it was a lock. It was just a matter of when I was going to make these muffins. Who wouldn’t want a doughnut in muffin form. I thought these would be a nice send off for Miles as we prepared for him to go to…

Union Market

Today Miles left for Wisconsin to spend the holiday with his father and grandparents.  I’ve been ok with him flying solo for a while now (sort of), but I hate saying goodbye to him.  It’s been at least eight solo flights by now and I’ve cried throughout all of them.  People always look at me…

Bourbon Pecan Pie

I can’t tell you how excited I am to have a requested dessert. Most of the time I bake things as experiments, testing them out on friends and coworkers, but this is different. Every Thanksgiving, my office requests that I make pecan pie for our potluck, friends and family ask me to make one for…

Snickers Rice Krispies Bars

Ok, it’s December and we still have Halloween candy in our house. Miles always says that he’s going to eat it all (not that I’m forcing him), but two months later, it remains in a jar on our dining table. I usually take it to the office, but this year I decided to get a…

Chicken and Biscuits with Honey Butter

My friends will be the first to tell you that I’m just an “ok” cook. I can bake, but cooking is definitely hit or miss for me. I’ll give you an example. I tried to make Swedish meatballs the other night and they were soooo salty! I think it’s because I let the liquid reduce…

DIY Book Christmas Tree

This has been a tricky year for planning the Christmas holiday. My son is going to spend the holiday with his dad and I was planning to go to my parents’ house in Michigan. Unfortunately scheduling issues got in the way and I’m going to be spending Christmas at home and my parents are going…

Butternut Squash Pie

I have a friend who loves pies. I think if he could eat one pie a day and never gain weight, he would be a happy man. He’s also nominated me to be his chief pie maker, which is a bit of an honor and a curse. The pressure is always on for me to…

Homemade Chocolate Crunch Bark

Do you have chocolate chips, rice krispies and about thirty minutes? If so, you’re in for a real treat. I never knew that something so simple, so easy, could be this delicious and satisfying!  I didn’t have any chocolate chips on hand, but I did have a huge block of Callebaut chocolate sitting around and…