Pecan Cookie Balls

Merry Christmas Eve!! Today is our big Christmas celebration with my family and I'm so excited. My mom always used to make Almond Crescent Cookies for the holidays (among tons and tons of others) and I loved them ....more

Buckeye Brownie Cookies

Every year my girlfriends and I have a Christmas cookie exchange party. It's more an excuse for all of us to get together to catch up and drink some wine (we all have busy lives these days!), but throwing some cookies in the mix doesn't hurt....more

Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies

I don't know about you all, but I still have a ton of Halloween candy floating around my house. At first I was ecstatic that Bradley was going trick-or-treating because that meant I was left to eat all of his candy, but I think my eyes were bigger than my stomach. There's so much of it! ...more

5-Minute Microwavable Fudge

I know not everyone bakes, and I get it. There's such a science to it and everything needs to be so exact. For me baking is a stress reliever, but for some people baking is what causes them stress ....more

Peppermint Chocolate Smoothie

As a part of Williams-Sonoma's Smoothie Week, I was asked to create a fun and unique beverage for their "Not Your Typical Smoothie" campaign. Peppermint chocolate combinations are all the rage during the holiday season, so that's what I decided to go with. I see that combo everywhere...all the local coffee chains, in the candy aisle of my grocery store and now? ...more

Orzo with Roasted Garlic Tomatoes and Parmesan

I have a new favorite side dish you guys! It has so much flavor and is ready in no time at all. It would be perfect for the holidays! ...more

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I absolutely love our townhouse and the area we live in. We are in walking distance to many shopping centers and some of our favorite stores/restaurants. Bradley and I often walk to Panera for a quick lunch when we want to get out of the house and get some fresh air, and luckily it's right down the street ....more

Quick and Easy Bread Bowls

Quick and Easy Bread Bowls

Don't be like me. I beg of you, please don't be like me.I tend to do 25 things at once. It's usually not an issue since I'm used to it, but don't be surprised when you see me running around like a madwoman in the kitchen ....more