Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Brown Butter Chai Tea Brownies

Brown Butter Chai Tea Brownies

As we all know, brown butter makes everything better. These brown butter brownies with chai are proof. I was recently introduced to the addition of tea in baked goods whilst thumbing through yet another new cookbook. I grew up with a passion for antique teapots and began collecting them at a young age. I relate...

Spicy Refrigerator Pickles {OXO GreenSaver Review}

Spicy Refrigerator Pickles

These Spicy Refrigerator Pickles are salty with a bold hint of spice. This recipe is a great way to use some of the fresh veggies from your garden. My house is where produce comes to die. I have good intentions, believe me, but sometimes I’m unable to follow through. I end up getting too...

Strawberry Jam & Toasted Almond Swirled Ice Cream

Strawberry Jam & Toasted Almond Swirled Ice Cream

Thick, creamy vanilla ice cream swirled with homemade strawberry jam and toasted almonds. Greetings from The Windy City, folks! I’m currently vacationing in the great city of Chicago, and, I must say, I’m having a blast! I’m kind of wishing I lived here permanently. Hmm, I just might have to make that happen.

Mediterranean Chicken & Grilled Veggie Salad

Mediterranean Chicken & Grilled Veggie Salad with Hummus and Lemon Tahini Dressing

This Mediterranean Chicken & Grilled Veggie Salad is the perfect meal to enjoy in the summer. It’s loaded with tender chicken, grilled veggies that have been sprinkled with Mediterranean spices, a creamy hummus. Serve it as a main dish or load your salad bowl for lunch. Happy National Hummus Day! The crisp spring air is...

Mini Polenta Pizza Bites

Mini Polenta Pizza Bites

Mini polenta cakes topped with your favorite pizza fixings. Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? It’s pretty much a staple in every household kitchen across the country. Adults love it. Kids love it. Heck, even my dog loves it. Since most of us lead a busy life, I wanted to create a...

Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Chicken Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

Creamy red potatoes get mixed with herb-infused homemade ranch dressing, chunks of hearty chicken, and salty bacon. This winning combo is perfect for celebrating summer. I’m not ashamed to admit that I used an entire pound of bacon in this recipe. Nope, I’m not the least bit ashamed–because, bacon. This chicken bacon ranch potato salad is...

Thirsty Thursday: Tiki Punch

Tiki Punch Cocktail

This Tiki Punch is about to become your go-to summer boozy beverage. It’s sweet, fruity, and loaded with a triple dose of tropical-infused rum.  Flip-flop weather has officially made its way to Baltimore. Is it warm in your neck of the woods? To celebrate the warmth and long awaited summer rays, I made you a...

Chipotle Pale Ale Sloppy Joe’s

Chipotle Pale Ale Sloppy Joe's

These Chipotle Pale Ale Sloppy Joe’s are extra messy, extra tasty, and pack a bold punch of spicy flavor. I’ve been a bit obsessed with beer lately. My local booze shop started selling single bottles of various craft, IPAs, stouts, ales, and small-batch beer from all over the world. It’s overwhelming and glorious at...

Soft-Baked Lemon Coconut Cookies ~ #SundaySupper

Soft-Baked Lemon Coconut Cookies with Toasted Almonds and White Chocolate Chips

Lemon cookies that have been soft baked to ooey, gooey cookie perfection. These Soft-Baked Lemon Coconut Cookies are extra rich with the addition of cream cheese and white chocolate chips. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas! Because it’s your special day, I made you the softest, chewiest, best-ever lemon cookies with toasted coconut...