Bermuda Rum Candied Pecans

It’s my last week in the office before the holiday (we’ll for most folks in the office), and little bags of treats have been appearing on my desk daily.  I suddenly felt behind on my office gift giving and began to search my cupboard for options.  Pecans!  I have lots and lots of pecans and…

Caramel Bacon Crack

I originally made bacon crack about a year ago. It really was like crack. Once you started eating it, you couldn’t stop. While I was happy with the recipe, I wasn’t so crazy about the way the brown sugar stayed crunchy on top of the bacon without fully dissolving. I decided to try a new…

Orange Upside Down Cake

I bought a Mini Cooper this weekend!  It’s dark blue with a white roof, white mirrors and white bonnet stripes.  It even has a panoramic sun roof.  I want to get rid of the stripes but Miles likes them so I told him we could keep them for a few weeks.  It’s my very first…

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…

Bacon Crack

I have to be honest. I’m not very good a creating my own recipes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said “I wish I thought of that!”. This was one of those times. I love bacon. Like, a lot. If bacon were actually healthy, I’d eat it every day. When I saw this…

Cinnamon Rolls

I love having warm cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Emphasis on breakfast. The biggest downer to making cinnamon rolls for breakfast is having to get up at 6/7am to let the dough rise twice, so you can have warm rolls, by 9:30-10am. I’ve always been nervous about putting dough in the fridge the night before, but…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I was thinking about my mom the other day and about how she always made pineapple upside down cakes when I was a kid. I loved picking off the maraschino cherries and eating them first (now I think the cherries are pretty gross and taste like chemicals). I’ve never made this cake before, so I…

Peach Cake

Did I ever mention that I have a friend that likes to post recipes he wants me to try on my Facebook page? Well he does, and this is one of them. I’m not a huge fan of peaches (ok, I actually love the flavor of peaches, I just really hate the texture), but I…

Caramel Pecan Bars

So I’ve been playing around with pecan bar recipes and was intrigued by this one. It was super simple to put together (so I thought), so I decided to give it a try.  I’ve never made caramel with brown sugar and was really interested to see how it would turn out. Unfortunately, the recipe doesn’t…

Banana Coffeecake with Chocolate Chip Streusel

I’ve been in the mood for banana bread ever since I made the banana cake with my own “quick ripe” bananas. You remember, the failed cake? This time I bought a couple of bananas and let them sit on my counter for about a week, so they would be nice and ripe. I couldn’t find…