10 Fun Christmas Cookie Ideas!


Christmas is indisputably the time of year for baking, gifting and eating lots and lots of cookies!!  The talented bloggers from all over the world have been busy little elves posting up some delicious and unique ideas to add to your cookie repertoire this year, so I decided to round up a few that caught… read more »

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Meringues


As strange as this sounds, meringues are one of my favorite types of cookies.  They’re light, cute, easy to make, and there’s so much you can do with them!  They’re also perfect for the holidays and colder months, as these little guys do not play well with humidity.  They will drink up any available moisture… read more »

Citrus Olive Oil Muffins


Most of you have probably heard of the classic olive oil cake, which is tender and lovely with a prominent olive oil flavor and perhaps a hit of citrus.  But did you know that olive oil is an awesome substitute for vegetable oil or melted margarine or butter in many of your baked goods?  Using… read more »

5 Tips to Instantly Become a Better Baker!


  Have you ever had high hopes for a delicious baked treat, only to have it end in total disaster?  Here are some basic tips to be aware of that will hopefully help you in your future baking endeavors.  Enjoy!

Halloween 2013


Halloween is behind us, and the 2013 holiday season has officially been kicked off!

Pumpkin Pie with Ginger Snap Crust and Sorghum Whipped Cream


I made this pie two weekends ago, and I was drawn to Alton Brown’s recipe for pumpkin pie because of the unique use of crushed ginger snaps in the crust instead of graham crackers.  We both adore the bold, spicy flavor of ginger snaps, so we figured this one would be a real winner.

Easy Cornbread Recipe, Revised


Everyone needs a good recipe for cornbread in their arsenal.  I first posted this recipe two years ago (wow, it was two years ago exactly, how weird is that?) as a last minute addition, hence the iPhone photo on the first post.  I shared that photo on Twitter and was immediately covered in requests to… read more »

Cooking Pinto Beans


A hearty pot of beans is so deliciously simple, and cooking pinto beans is a basic cooking skill that I think everyone should have!  Beans are tasty, filling, comfortable, simple to prepare, and insanely budget friendly.  Pinto beans are also versatile when it comes to serving them.  They can take the backseat as a side… read more »

Five Halloween Snack Mixes


Having a snack mix around on Halloween night is a great way to have something festive to snack on without diving into the candy bowl reserved for all of the cute trick-or-treaters!  I love snack mixes… anytime, anywhere, and for any holiday.  There are so many different variations, and what’s cool about them is that… read more »