Parmesan Thyme Scone

What I made: Parmesan Thyme Scone Original recipe or did I make it myself? I made it myself!  I adapted it from another scone recipe I already had. A savory scone for breakfast? Why not?  I was inspired by a scone from Wydown, a great little coffee shop near my house.  My bf/fiancé and I like…

Drunken Cheesy Bread

What I made: Drunken Cheesy Bread Original Recipe or did I make it myself? I adapted the recipe slightly from Real Simple.  I’ve had the recipe in my binder for years. Am I going to get drunk from this recipe? No!  The alcohol cooks out, but you are left with a nice delicate wine flavor. …

Coconut Cake with Blueberry Frosting

Welcome to 2018!! It’s my first post of the year, and I’ve been through a lot of changes.  Two of the biggest and most impactful were that I received a promotion at work last fall, and got engaged between Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Both have had an impact on the future of this blog.  My new…

Pumpkin Praline Blondies

I can’t believe it’s the middle of pumpkin season, and I haven’t made anything with pumpkin yet! I think I went overboard last year with pumpkin biscuits,  pumpkin waffles, …pumpkin doughnuts and thought I was running out of ideas…until now. I made pumpkin praline blondies. I liked the idea of making a chewy bar that…

Bourbon Brioche French Toast

Contrary to my numerous boozy food posts, I don’t have it readily available at home. Every now and then, I’ll have a bottle of bourbon around for a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned cocktail, and when I do, I can’t resist a boozy recipe. Recently, I had a bottle in the house, and thought it…

Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Cream Cheese Icing

It’s fall, and I’ve got apples on my mind: apple pie, apple cider, cider doughnuts, basically anything apple. I was really in the mood to make apple something, but I was also in the mood to make bread or something yeasty. I thought about chop chop bread, but quickly thought of good old fashioned cinnamon…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer Cake

Let’s file this chocolate chip cookie layer cake under “things I’ve always wanted to try”. I like the idea of making layer cakes out of unconventional recipes. So far I’ve made a pancake layer cake, and a peanut butter rice krispy treat cake which were really fun to make. Now I wanted to try it…

Vanilla Malt Cake

I made this vanilla malt cake years ago with the intention of making it again, because I had mixed feelings about it the first time.  I really wish I had made it sooner; I waited so long that I couldn’t remember how it tasted. I did remember the cake being extremely light and airy, but…

Chocolate Beet Cake

  Chocolate beet cake. That’s right. Beets. Before you say “ewww beets” like I did, take another look at the pic. I made this cake once before, years ago, as lark because I’m skeptical of anything other than fat, flour, and sugar in desserts, for fear of them being “healthy” 😊 I was also curious to know…

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Occasionally, I like to go back to some of my earlier posts to see if I can improve upon them, or learn something new. It just happens that I was craving chocolate whoopie pies, something I haven’t had, since the last time I made them, which was a few years ago.  I think it’s because…

Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter

I have to admit that I’m not very loyal when it comes to biscuit recipes. While I do have a personal preference for buttermilk biscuit recipes, or any recipe that calls for buttermilk, I still lack that “go-to” recipe. This recipe for buttermilk biscuits with honey butter from my epicurious recipe box may change my…

Sweet Pretzels

The weekend was quickly approaching, and I was already thinking of what to make for breakfast.  Weekend breakfast for me has become the new Sunday night dinner. At the very least, I like to experiment with different breads and pastries. Ok, so I was really cleaning out my epicurious online recipe box (I’ve saved 300+…