cookbook, life, and mini muffin update!

Hi guys! Things have been crazy this month!! Let’s see: – We had to pay in taxes this year (boo) ....more

cooking 101: biscuits

It’s time for round 2 of Cooking 101! First, we covered pizza – a life necessity, I think. For round 2, I couldn’t think of anything better than homemade biscuits! ...more

my favorite green smoothie and a blender giveaway

Let’s talk smoothies. To be honest, I didn’t used to drink them very often. I had a hard time finding combinations that I liked, and I almost always want a hot breakfast, not cold ....more

baby update!

How in the world has this gone by so quickly? We are WAY into the third trimester (like….only 6-7 weeks to go until due date!!) and I just can’t believe how fast it’s been moving. Between working on stuff around the house, working-working at the day job, working on the cookbook, working on freelance stuff, and traveling to see family….I’m exhausted ....more

cherry and apricot hot cross buns

I can see the ground again! Hallelujah. Finally, the snow and ice has melted and the grass is slowly turning green ....more

brown butter potato soup with spicy candied bacon

So…’s still freezing here. I wish I was exaggerating, but our entire yard (and driveway) is a huge slab of ice. All the nice snow we got last week was covered with more snow/sleet/freezing rain this past Saturday, and then completely froze overnight, leaving us with an ice block outside ....more

strawberry yogurt bites

This will definitely go into the bucket of “basically so easy that you don’t really need a recipe” BUT these little bites turned out SO delicious that I couldn’t wait to share! I love making dessert. I love having dessert ....more

pepperoni stromboli

Now that we’ve talked about making pizza at home, it’s time to roll it up and make a stromboli. My first experiences with stromboli all happened at a family friend’s house when I was in high school. A typical dinner at their place – for all us youth group kids – was some of Mr ....more

cooking 101: homemade pizza

Welcome to Cooking 101! I’ve decided to start a new series here on the blog, highlighting tips and tricks that I wish I had known when I first started cooking 8 years ago. Some posts will have recipes, some might not ....more

easy lindor truffle pot de cremes

Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us again. How in the world does January go by so quickly each year? I feel like I blink and the entire month is gone ....more