Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake


“All-spice” mix

This mix is not exactly like the allspice pepper seed, but it can be useful to have the recipe when you run out, or if you live on a tight budget. ...more

lavender coffee with sea salt whipped cream

there are exactly two things that get me out of bed in the morning. in no particular order:...more

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Hun loves French Vanilla Coffee Creamer. I hate that he buys the powder stuff at the store with all the nasty ingredients in it. He likes things quick and easy in the morning as he rushes off to work. So, naturally I went searching for a recipe. Thankfully I found a few different recipes. Many of those recipes called for canned sweetened condensed milk, which I don't want to buy. So, instead, I decided to make my own sweetened condensed milk (included in this recipe)....more

Warm, Comforting, & Tasty {Fall Recipe Roundup}

I don't know about you, but as soon as the temperatures start dropping and the trees begin their annual renewal process, I start looking for all things warm and comforting.Like cuddling under a blanket. ...more

How a Non-Spanish Makes Recaito

There's an disagreement in our house over what this actually is. Hun insists on calling it sofrito, while I insist on calling it by it's name - recaito or recao. He's the one with Spanish heritage, Puerto Rican to be exact. And, while I have other heritages in my blood, Spanish is not one of them. Although I tend not to push very hard when it comes to some things, when I know I'm right, I dig my heels in. As his heart-wife and the chef in our family, I strive to learn and make some Spanish foods. So, inevitably, I have to look things up in order to learn how to make it....more

A Classic Re-Imagined: Nutty Oat Banana Bread

This post by Tahlia Storms originally appeared on Her Happy...more

Lasagna Rolls with Homemade Sauce in 30 Minutes

Pasta is good. It can be really good. But, it's also varied.You can have red sauce (with or without meat), white sauce, cream sauce, cheese sauce. There's just so many ways that pasta can be made. Hun loves pasta, hands down, it's one of his favorite meals. He likes it because it's quick and simple. He even introduced me to homemade butter noodles, which is exactly how it sounds - noodles with butter....more

Party Pizzas with Grandma Marie's Dough

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Don't Forget the Sauce

Ahhh summer! Its coming to a close. Or at least the calendar says it is. If you're in the Southeast, like me, its still quite hot and humid. In fact, we'll be gearing up for "Indian Summer", as they like to say, in just a few weeks.But this time also means that many of you are gearing up for school to start. You're taking those last summer vacation trips, having a few more relaxing barbecues, and hanging out at the pool, lake, or beach....more