What’s for Dinner: Orzo Pasta Salad


Orzo Pasta Salad I know that the weather is cool, there’s frost in the mornings, and the leaves are hanging on for dear life, but I realized that I never shared this recipe over the summer for a delicious fresh pasta salad.  I figured I could get away with posting it for another week or… read more »

Sinful Sunday: Snickerdoodles!


Snickerdoodles Take a sugar cookie, slap some cinnamon on that puppy, and you’ve got a snickerdoodle!  The slightly crispy, slightly caramelized crunch that the layer of cinnamon sugar adds a little somethin’ somethin’ and makes these one of my favorite childhood treats. What You’ll Need: – 1 cup shortening – 1.5 cups white sugar –… read more »

31 Days of Halloween #30: Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats!


Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats This is a two second twist on a popular classic! What You’ll Need: 4 TBS butter 4 cups of miniature marshmallows 6 cups Rice Krispies 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice What You’ll Do: In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter.  Add marshmallows, and when they are on their way… read more »

What’s for Dinner: Homemade Cornbread


  EDIT 10/26/13:  Hey guys!  I posted an updated and even better version of this recipe recently, and you can find that one right here! Enjoy! Homemade Cornbread A couple of days ago I shared this photo on Twitter, and was immediately bombarded with requests to share the recipe! I wasn’t planning on blogging this,… read more »

31 Days of Halloween #15: Apple Cranberry Streusel Bread


We made this bread on Sinful Sunday after a beastly hike up Mt. Cammerer last week.  This recipe has “fall” written all over it, and would be perfect for any of the cool weather holidays, even Halloween.  Slice it up and arrange it on a festive tray next to your cauldron of cider or witch’s… read more »

31 Days of Halloween #5: Peanut Butter Vanilla Pie


Peanut Butter Vanilla No-Bake Pie I had some extra pie crusts left over in the freezer from our chocolate pies a few weeks ago, so I whipped up this cute and easy recipe.  Garnished with candy corn, they’d make a great treat for any Halloween gathering!  I submitted this recipe as a guest post over… read more »

What’s For Dinner – Chicken Cacciatore


Chicken Cacciatore The word “cacciatore” means “hunter” in Italian.  It refers to a dish prepared “hunter style” with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and wine.  This version uses balsamic vinegar instead of white wine because, erm, well, it’s all we had in our kitchen at the time!  This is another one of our healthy mid-week meals.  Yum… read more »

Minny’s Mini Chocolate Pie


The Help is no doubt one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters, and has been dominating the box office sales week after week.  I read the book earlier this summer and thought it was amazing.  I was highly entertained by the movie, though as is usual for me, I thought the book was better.  Regardless, whether… read more »

What’s For Dinner – Fresh Tomato Bruschetta


    Fresh Tomato Bruschetta It doesn’t get much better than biting into a slice of crisp bruschetta.  As the summer comes to a close and plump, fresh tomatoes become harder to find, we’re taking advantage of the last of the fresh produce while we can.  We whipped these up as an appetizer to our… read more »