Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice

I like to use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create modern comfort food. I breathe life into much-loved, boring classics by giving them a new, unique twist. I can turn the most hated vegetables into something deliciously palatable. I balance my savory recipes with irresistible desserts and believe homemade brownies are perfectly acceptable for breakfast. I love to recreate my favorite junk food and restaurant meals at home where I can control the ingredients while ditching chemicals and preservatives. I believe cheese is it's own food group and when I see a piece of fruit I think of all the different desserts I can bake with it.

When I'm not in the kitchen you can find me eating at my favorite diner, shopping for kitchen stuff, drinking tea by the gallons or snuggling with my Kitchen Cat, Moon, all while dreaming of my next meal.

Glazed Chocolate Babka Rolls

Ribbons of buttery chocolate are nestled into swirl upon swirl of sweet yeast dough with a sticky glaze topping. The dough has a slight crustiness to it that gives way to soft, tender middles. The process is just like making cinnamon rolls except.. ....more

Cinnamon Roll Puff Pastry Knots with Cream Cheese Glaze

Puff pastry knots are stuffed with a buttery cinnamon filling and coated with cinnamon sugar then baked to a golden brown. That’s not the end. Cream cheese glaze ....more

Bacon Apple Cheddar Broccoli Slaw

This cool, crunchy broccoli slaw gets a ton of flavor from juicy apples, sharp cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and red onion dressed in a tangy honey mustard. It’s ridiculously easy to throw together and makes a great side for anything you can... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

Cranberry Balsamic Chicken

This dried cranberry and balsamic glaze is perfect for perking up boneless chicken breasts! It easily takes them from ordinary to extraordinary. The tangy sauce is made of dried cranberries, balsamic vinegar, a touch of honey, Worcestershire sauce,.. ....more

Blueberry English Muffin Toasting Bread

A savory “English muffin” bread that was perfectly made for toasting. It’s speckled all over with blueberries and has all the nooks and crannies that English muffins are famous for with a coarse texture that toasts up crunchy and a little... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

Moon the Kitchen Cat Loves SHEBA® Cat Food

My cat, Moon, is a kitchen cat. This is how he got his nickname: 1. He runs to the kitchen when he hears me in there even if he was in the middle of a deep sleep. 2 ....more

Peanut Butter Cookie “Stuffed” Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hiding inside these big, soft chocolate chip cookies is a delightful surprise! It’s like getting two cookies for the price of one because encased in the center is a soft, creamy flourless peanut butter cookie. My life will never be the same... ....more

Baked Pineapple Chicken

Succulent chicken breasts cooked in a sweet, savory, spicy pineapple sauce will make you feel like you’ve been instantly transported to a Caribbean island. Take a bite, close your eyes and you’re almost there. The pineapple sauce is made.. ....more

Ragú Tra-Dish Pizza Night

I am a brand representative for Ragú and have been compensated for this post. For as long as I can remember Saturday night is homemade pizza night in our house. A tradition that started all the way back in my elementary school days and still stands.. ....more

Ranch Potato Salad

My Mom’s old-fashioned potato salad gets a new twist by simply adding ranch salad dressing into the mix. The potatoes are the stars alongside hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, dill weed, green olives, red onions and my... [[ This is a content summary only ....more