Happy New Year, friends! Since it's the start of a new year, I'm sure some of you have resolved to eat healthier or at least get back on track after holiday indulgences (me included!). I wanted to share some of my favorite healthy* recipes with you, but since this little blog of mine has only been … [Read More...]
This was my first year participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I was so excited to share cookies with other bloggers while raising money for Cookies for Kids Cancer. I chose to bake toffee shortbread cookies for the cookie exchange. These cookies start with a standard shortbread cookie … [Read More...]
Now that we've recovered from Thanksgiving, it's time to start planning for the month ahead. Sometime soon, you'll probably be hosting company or going to a party or having a holiday get-together. I'd like to suggest a perfect holiday dessert for any of those occasions: Cranberry Vanilla Coffee … [Read More...]
This cake doesn't need much of an introduction - it's just a tasty and simple banana snack cake. It can be served for breakfast or dessert and a slice makes the perfect afternoon pick-me-up along with a cup of tea. Although this recipe is "light" it still tastes indulgent and it's packed full of … [Read More...]
Gooey, buttery, bars made with a brown sugar shortbread crust and a sticky maple pecan filling. Sweet and salty, crunchy and chewy! With no crust to roll out these bars are even easier than pecan pie! … [Read More...]
As Christmas approaches I start to get in the mood for all things chocolate and peppermint. I know it's only November and Christmas is over a month away, but the stores are playing Christmas music and Starbucks has rolled out their holiday cups, so I'm just gonna to go with it. When I saw this … [Read More...]
I'm always on the lookout for fairly healthy foods that I can offer my toddler for breakfast. He is a picky eater and I struggle to find meals that are nutritious and balanced that he will willingly eat. I've learned that if I refer to something as "cake" he is more likely to eat it, so if he asks, … [Read More...]
I will confess that I'm not usually a fan of pound cake. It always seems kind of "blah" to me, like something is lacking. Although, as soon as I saw a recipe for coconut pecan pound cake in this book I knew I had to try it. The coconut and pecan flavors really make this cake stand out and it is … [Read More...]
If you've never had a frittata before, it is essentially a quiche without the crust. I like to think of it as a less heavy version of a quiche, for those times when you want something a little bit lighter. I'm a big fan of breakfast for dinner. Near the end of the week, when groceries start running … [Read More...]
There are few things that are as satisfying as a fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie. One of life's simple pleasures, you know? There are days when I just need a cookie. Yesterday was one of those days. This terrible two thing has been rearing it's ugly head recently. My usually sweet son has … [Read More...]
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