Baby it’s cold outside!

Baby it’s cold outside!

A year and a half ago I found out I was going to be an aunt and I was ecstatic!  A few weeks after that I found out I was going to have a niece, for a girl who loves anything pink or sparkly (I mean, come on, just look at the name of my … Continue reading

Happy 2015!!

Happy 2015!!

Happy 2015! As long as I can remember my family has always had a few very specific things for dinner on either New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day: black eyed peas, ham, and cabbage each representing either health, wealth, or happiness for the coming year. Now, I have always loved ham, it’s one of … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups For a while now I have been making chocolates for friends and family for Christmas and Valentine’s Day and this year was no different! I have made a variety of different sweets over the years from truffles to fudge to chocolate covered cherries. This year for one of the sweets I … Continue reading

Deep Dish Apple Pie

Deep Dish Apple Pie

It’s been a while…a long while and I’m sorry. I could make up excuses like I’m now the pastry chef at two restaurants and work 60+ hours a week, or that I was in two out of state weddings in the fall and made the cake for one of them, or that I’m going to … Continue reading

Healthy Veggie Soup For Your Picky Pup!

Healthy Veggie Soup For Your Picky Pup!

I have a dog cook book from the library, it’s called Throw me a Bone; 50 healthy canine taste-tested recipes for snacks, meals, and treats.  There are all kinds of recipes from cheeseburgers to salads to smoothies!  So Tig and I did some searching through the book and found one that struck her fancy-Mailman’s Alphabet … Continue reading

Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cookies!

Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cookies!

What do you do when it’s damp, dreary, and has been rainy for days on end?! I read, watch movies, get my nails painted a ridiculously bright shade of pink, and bake of course! And what do you do when you have two huge Hershey’s Cookies and Cream bars? You fill your little apartment with … Continue reading

The Ants Go Marching

The Ants Go Marching

The restaurant I work at, Republic, was actually closed on Memorial Day which was an exciting little treat (although I normally have Mondays off)!!!  To celebrate the owners decided to throw a little Memorial Day party/picnic/volleyball tournament at a large park closed to the restaurant.  They provided the burgers, hotdogs, and beer, and everyone else … Continue reading

White Chocolate and Popcorn…..mmmmm

White Chocolate and Popcorn…..mmmmm

One week until Easter and it’s time to start getting ready for the sugar rush that is heading our way.  Jelly beans, chocolate rabbits, and Cadbury eggs are all classics and will probably be in every Easter basket but I have a homemade treat that is sure to delight and maybe cause a bit of … Continue reading

Avocado Pound Cake

Avocado Pound Cake

I’ve been itching to try out this recipe for over a year now.  I found it when I started to discover the world of food blogs and how many creative and crazy recipes some bloggers have come up with.  This recipe I found on Joy the Baker’s blog and thought it was weird and interesting … Continue reading