Mmm. Look at ^those beauties- deep, dark chocolate cookies drizzled with vanilla creme and starred with crushed pistachios. Like the night sky… except you can eat them! Continue Reading
This is the BEST pumpkin muffin recipe I’ve ever made… no hyperbole! Continue Reading
The BEST Peach Cobbler recipe!
It’s mid-September and we’re on the cusp of autumn. The farmers’ market is fairly bursting with produce, and summer peaches sit next to displays of fresh fall pumpkins. Continue Reading
I brought home a haul from the farmers’ market this weekend, including bags of sweet corn and a behemoth of a Hubbard squash (which I had never even heard of before, much less cooked). You can substitute with butternut or similar squash. Continue Reading
Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and cayenne flavor this Spiced Caramel Corn recipe- it’s a richer take on the classic, with a sweet heat from the cayenne and ginger balanced by vanilla and a bit of salt.
The recipe calls for 16 cups of popped corn; you can use an air popper, pop on the stove, or (my favorite method) place a scoop of kernels in a brown paper bag, fold the top over tightly (but leave plenty of room in the bag), and microwave for 2 minutes or less.
If you like a higher caramel-to-popcorn ratio, double the caramel mixture recipe. I’m sure you can find something else to dip in the mixture if you have extra (grapes, tortilla chips, oatmeal cookies…).
I added a cup of peanuts to make copycat Cracker Jacks- but I bet PECANS would be even better in this recipe!
Make sure you sift out any unpopped kernels before coating them in caramel so you don’t break your teeth off!
Hello Spring! It was a mild winter here in NC, but our house is excited to get outside and welcome warm weather!
Branches are budding and blossoming, but there aren’t any fresh fruits and veggies yet. Until spring produce starts rolling in, I’m brightening up the kitchen with lemon everything. Continue Reading
Don’t you just love a good pound cake? Buttery, dense, no-nonsense pound cake. It’s my mom’s go-to dessert for gifting or celebrating little milestones.
Well, she just had one of the biggest milestones of her life, so I made a pound cake to celebrate. But since it was her birthday AND her retirement cake, and since I can’t NOT shake things up a bit, I had to add a little nonsense to the recipe. Continue Reading
If you want a creamy dressing but you’re tired of the usual suspects, give this recipe a go! It’s simple and quick (using prepared hummus) and good for you too. Continue Reading
In this post-holiday winter slump, citrus fruit is a welcome bit of cheer.This Clementine Mousse recipe blends sweet cream with bright orange flavor and a touch of spiced rum and is guaranteed* to make you smile. Continue Reading
I’ll admit, I was a bit intimidated to make my own yogurt. But it was easy- and so worth it! The result is a smooth, creamy yogurt that’s cheaper and much better than store-bought. It’s good for your gut and tastes delicious! Continue Reading