The aroma of baking bread... kicked up a notch (and easy!)

Sausage, Onion and Peppers Stuffed Bread Kick up oven baked bread by stuffing it!  Always a favorite ~ prepare ahead and pop into the oven just before you serve.  makes a great appetizer, munchie, snack for football Sunday or just because!...more

Snickers Brownies

Whole Wheat Cutout Cookies

Brown sugar, a hint of cinnamon, and a delicate maple glaze perfectly compliment the nutty undertones of the whole wheat flour in this lightened up, wholesome cutout cookie. ...more

When in doubt, I bake

“Wafting across the dimly lit kitchen drifts the heady scent of vanilla mingling with sugar and toasted coconut. Flour is dusted along the counter and even on my nose as I sit cross-legged, pencil poised above my notebook….” So began my college entrance essay 24 years ago....more

Baked Mussels: Two Ways!

I love baked mussels! It is one of the dishes that are so easy to cook. However, if you are buying farmed mussels, you will more likely end up with dirty and muddy mussels. I agree that it is one of the things that I don’t like about this seafood but sometimes, the extra effort it takes to prepare this yummy food is worth it. These baked mussels are the perfect dish for me on a sunny day. I say that this dish goes really well with a glass of bubbly prosecco or cava! For this recipe, I made the baked mussels, two-ways. One has a crispy, tangy topping while the other one is a cheesy version....more

Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaves

A storm rolled in two days ago. Not just any storm. It was one of those storms that when you look to the east, it’s sunny, and when you look to the west, a wall of clouds is eerily creeping in. It was almost as if someone pulled a giant string to lower a curtain of clouds on our town. On this particular day, the curtain was lowering on a hot, muggy, never ending season and with the next sunrise, it was suddenly fall....more

Halloween Bat Cupcakes

These Halloween Bat Cupcakes are made with a moist, rich chocolate cake, a simple chocolate frosting, and store bought cookies to create a bat-tastic Halloween treat! It's the third week of October, and I have Halloween on my mind. My Halloween Pinterest board is packed with so many easy, festive Halloween treats that it was tough to choose which one to create first. ...more
These are so cute!!!  I love the pics!!!  :)more

Mastering the art of Puff Pastry

Buttery, flaky and crispy classic French Puff Pastry. Check out my blog for the recipe and methods....more

Layered Halloween Peanut Bars

A fun and festive goody bar! Layers of goodness capped off with Reese's pieces to make these bars ready for October.  Easy and totally crave-worthy! Recipe at ...more