Red, White, & Blue Crisp

Wow, ya’ll. The past two months have blurred by! I’m not sure where June went, or how we are even in July, but things have been downright crazy! In May I turned the big 3-0. *gasp* I wasn’t too nervous about it and celebrated the day with family, but its still super weird to think…

Holiday Cookies

Holiday Cookies Written by: Elisabet Der Nederlanden Publisher: TenSpeed Month, Year: September, 2017 Amazon A brief summary from Amazon: From Icebox Pinwheel Cookies to Red-and-White Meringue Kisses to Apple Cider Caramels, find new inspiration for the best of seasonal baking with Holiday Cookies.   This instant holiday classic is packed with 50 recipes, each gorgeously…

Berry Almond Crumble

  Summer temperatures have been out of control this year here in North Carolina! Truly out of control! And for me, when its too hot, I find that I want anything but chocolate to munch on. I know, I KNOW!! You’re probably thinking: Anything but chocolate?! Is this girl for real? *nods* Yes, yes I…

Margherita Chicken

Five years ago, a good friend of mine, Emmie, and I went back-packing across Italy. It.was.WONDERFUL!! 16 days of exploring ruins, ancient civilizations, catacombs, islands, staying in hostels, swimming in the Blue Grotto, riding horseback up a volcano (that’s us atop MT Vesuvius in Naples) climbing a mountain, and eating food so delicious I find myself…

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Over the weekend, I decided to give meal-prepping a try. Have you ever done meal-prepping? It’s where you plan out every.single.meal for the entire week and cook everything in 1-2 days, allowing the rest of your week the freedom for all the other fun activities you’ve got going on. Sounds awesome, right? Knowing that my biggest…

Autumn Muffins

Rainy day + Autumn temps + that cozy feeling caused by hoodies, blankets, and a hot beverage has got me feeling like: I originally made these delights a few weeks ago and they left my home smelling like an apple pumpkin chai. *sigh* It was ahhhmazingggg!! I wish my home could smell like that for…

Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins

I went to Costco on Sunday. No surprise there as I LOVE Costco and they practically built one in my backyard!! Its the best place in the world. Well, that and Ikea! ❤ While meandering through the fruit aisles, I came across one of the last boxes of raspberries that had been on the pallet….

French Bread Rolls

Ya’ll let me tell you that these rolls may be the BEST homemade French bread rolls I’ve ever made. The “I can’t stop snacking on them kind of good”!! Oh my gooooooodnesss, I may have to make another batch of these soon. Hmmmm….perhaps even today! 🙂 *1 1/2 cups hot water *1 tablespoon active dry…

Mini Glazed Chocolate Donuts

So it would seem I have motivation to bake tonight and I’m thinking donuts sound pretty awesome right now. Mini glazed chocolate donuts!!! After scouring Pinterest for about 30 min (ok, really it was more like 50 minutes because I’m a Pinterest addict) I found this recipe and decided to give it a whirl. This took…

Mini Apple Spice Donuts

In a world of fast-food sausage + egg + cheese on a fluffy biscuit for an early morning breakfast, I choose the almighty donut! Especially if that donut is a creation of my own making, filling my house with the delightful scents of apples and spices. Ohhhhh its almost too good to be true. But…