Baby Hasselback Potatoes

Baby Hasselback Potatoes

Ian's favorite food is potatoes.  Mashed potatoes, to be exact.  This year for Valentine's Day, I wanted to make him a steak dinner, but I wanted to elevate his beloved potatoes.  For me, the fanciest a potato could look is a Hasselback potato.  Hasselback potatoes are a Swedish-style baked potato with slits down the middle [...]

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

  This recipe makes my heart soar.  Ever since we adopted Chewie 2 years ago, we have spoiled him to pieces with toys, treats, and lots of hugs.  Recently, I decided to tackle the task of making Chewie his very own dog treats.  I know he loves having bananas and peanut butter in his Kongs, [...]

Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts

The funny thing about candied walnuts is that I always make them thinking "I can add this to all my salads for the next week", only to eat them by the handfuls and they never ever touch a single salad.  They are that addictive. Candied walnuts are quick and easy to make, sort of foolproof, [...]

Very Berry Crumb Bars

Very Berry Crumb Bars

  I LOVE CRUMB BARS.  They are one of those really easy desserts to make but looks a lot more decadent than brownies or cookies.  The best part of crumb bars, in my opinion, is that the base and the crumble are THE EXACT SAME MIXTURE.  Also, it's the perfect excuse to get rid of [...]

One Bowl Blueberry Muffins

One Bowl Blueberry Muffins

  So back in July, I vowed to rarely turn on the oven as to not overheat my house.  Now that we're in mid-December, I crank up my oven every chance I get so not only do I get a delicious treat, my house feels warm (and smells amazing).  So whenever I open the fridge [...]

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

  Last month, Ian celebrated his THIRTIETH birthday.  To celebrate, I baked him a 4-tiered, peanut butter cup cake.  A lot of recipes online simply did chocolate cake with a peanut butter frosting.  But I wanted the cake itself to have chocolate & peanut butter combo.  The result?  Peanut butter goodness.

Apple Butter Muffins

Apple Butter Muffins

Fall is here!  I absolutely adore fall and everything that comes with it.  The best part of fall, in my opinion, is all the apple things we get to eat.  One of my favorite activities each fall is making a huge batch of apple butter to can and give out to neighbors.  This year, I [...]

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet

Ahhh summer.  One dessert I can never get enough of is sorbet.  I love, love, love the perfect combination of cold and citrus on a hot day.  The best part is sorbet is super easy to make and only requires ingredients I always have on hand. I like to serve the sorbet in the lemons [...]

No-Bake Mini Lemon Cheesecake Cups

No-Bake Mini Lemon Cheesecake Cups

I LOOOOOOVE no-bake desserts.  Especially when the heat is high in the middle of summer, no-bake desserts are the best.  Lately, I've been on a citrus kick, and I've been experimenting with the jar of lemon curd I made a week ago. Coincidentally, I'm also cleaning out my pantry at the moment, and I found [...]

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

If you know me, you know that my favorite desserts come from the citrus family.  And because I love citrus things so much, when it comes to lemon curd, the more the merrier.  I like to spread lemon curd on basically anything - scones, crackers, I can even eat it by the spoonful. But I [...]