My Quest For the Perfect Pumpkin Pie

So I’ve been MIA since the end of November, and NaBloPoMo.  At first I got myself all worked up because I honestly was having a hard time thinking of something to write.  I started to think maybe I have less to say then I thought.  I quickly realized, though, that I always have PLENTY to say, especially when it comes to food.  Going back to work after six weeks off was rough for me, and I was too exhausted everyday to even think about writing.  I haven’t even really cooked anything exciting in the past couple weeks.  We’ve been eating a lot of eggs, sausage, an...more

Rudolph Christmas Caramel Cups

This is my first deck the halls with holly, tis the season, true blue Christmas treat of the season.The caramel cup tastes like a giant Mars pod (but better), you could decorate these however you like or leave them un-fancified when it’s not Christmas time but I think the reindeer’s are very cute.The recipe for the salted caramel can be found here.Enjoy and Happy Holidays!...more

5 Tips for Saving Time and Money on Your Holiday Baking

Holiday preparations are in full swing, and for many of us that means a busy kitchen.  It can also mean a hefty grocery bill. Baking at this time of year often involves large quantities or more expensive ingredients, and that can add unnecessary stress to the season.  Here are 5 tips to help you save time and money in your kitchen this holiday....more
Try making the condensed milk with some of your homemade brown sugar. It will be a little less ...more

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies - 1 Dough 3 Cookies

I love cookie dough that can be made into different cookies, especially this time of year. You just make up a double batch of the dough, or even triple it, and then add a little of this and a little of that and voila! Different cookies.This Chocolate Cream Cheese dough is delicious and malleable making it great for rolling and shaping. Oh, and it is delicious too....more

Holiday Bacon Cheese Straws

I look at store-bought puff pastry dough as the Alice in Wonderland of the bread world! Small or big (and everything in between)...  just like Alice!...more

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Thins

s'more cookies: a trial run

My friends are having a "Tapas-style" dinner party next weekend- though there's no suggested type of cuisine- we're each supposed to bring a little appetizer or dessert. Driving around the other evening with my window down the scent of fire wafted in and a little lightbulb told me "s'mores cookies." I did some googling and found a recipe here -- since the idea of baking marshmallows in the oven seemed a little precarious, I decided to do a trial run. ...more

The Days Feel Longer Now

Not yet a week into a two week stint with my husband gone for work. The days feel longer now. Yes, it’s getting dark at 5 p.m., yes, I haven’t been feeling well, but it’s his absence that makes it hard....more

Yummy Baked Chicken Enchiladas To Pull Out One-By-One

The term ‘enchilada’ has its roots from the Spanish word ‘enchilar’, meaning ‘to decorate with chilli or pepper’. The making of a proper enchilada dish therefore entails the wrapping up of some spiced meat, usually in corn tortillas, and then baking them in a spicy tomato sauce....more

Ginger Cookies

Today is National Cookie Day!So I did my research, like good bloggers do, and found out a little bit about the origin of the cookie 'cuz you never know when you might need to have that bit of information.According to one source, the word cookie came from the dutch word koekje, meaning little cake....more