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+…

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I originally made this banana chocolate chip bread as muffins a few years ago while visiting a friend in DC.  I was inspired to try it again when a friend here had four over ripe bananas lying around. He described them as dark brown, which is great, but I didn’t expect them to be quite…

Blueberry Skillet Cornbread

I was in Whole Foods the other day (I’m actually there almost every day), walking around the salad bar trying to decide what veggie to have for lunch. They always have large squares of cornbread in the middle of the bar, which I find very tempting. On this day however, I noticed blueberry cornbread.  Blueberry? …

Dumspter Rice Krispies Treats

For someone who bakes a lot, I don’t find myself eating many sweets. Sure I sample everything I make, but I rarely let it sit around the house. Ironically, the few times I do create something sweet, it’s when there’s nothing sweet anywhere around! Such was the case last night. Dinner was over and usually…

Friday Things

At my old job, one of my coworkers would always make a fun super bowl dip in the shape of a football field every year.  It was awesome, olives for the helmets, celery and carrots for the bodies, slim jims for the goal posts, guacamole for the field, and queso and sour cream for the…

Strawberry Rice Krispies Treats

I’ve had a jar of strawberry marshmallow fluff sitting in my cupboard for months now.  I’d never seen it before, so when I spotted it in the store, I immediately grabbed it thinking I would make something really creative with it.  Month after month it sat in the cupboard mocking me while I made grilled…

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…

Maple Bacon Popcorn

  I made my favorite grilled cheese for dinner last night (dry rubbed black forest bacon with gruyere), and somehow had a few strips of bacon left over. I was going to wrap them up and put them in the fridge for breakfast, but a few hours later I was in the mood for a…