Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Peanut Butter Snickers Rice Krispie Treats

I’m gonna get down and dirty and get straight to the point. I’m a snacker! I like to snack throughout the day. I nibble when I’m at the computer at work, in-between patients, during class, and, yes, when I’m bored. Now, I’m not proud of it, but I do occasionally frequently snack when I’m...

Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins

Happy #MuffinMonday! Why should you make muffins? Um, they’re delicious! Need more convincing? Oh, all right. They’re individual, which means there’s no need to share and, as you all know, I don’t respond well to sharing. I’m like Joey on Friends… Jennie doesn’t share her food. Sorry! They only take a few minutes to whip...

Orange Pumpkin Pancakes

Happy Wednesday, all! Today is a good day. Why? Because I’m posting my very first breakfast food on the blog. I made pancakes, and not just any pancakes, orange pumpkin pancakes. I had some leftover pumpkin puree in the fridge, and you know how much I love pumpkin, so I couldn’t resist making a...

Strawberry Balsamic Jam ~ #SundaySupper

Happy #SundaySupper! This week we were challenged by our lovely host Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites to make a recipe using five ingredients or less. Now, I’m a baker, so this was an exceptionally hard challenge for me, but one I was willing to try. I like a good challenge every once in awhile....

Count Down to 5k!

Count Down to 5k!

Today marks exactly 1 month until my very first 5k. I’m both nervous and excited. I fear tripping over a log and falling to my death, left cold and alone on the ground for the zombies to feast on. I have zombie-bait nightmares where I wake up in a cold sweat gnawing on my...

Brown Butter Orange Pumpkin Muffins

Happy Monday, all! It’s time for another #MuffinMonday. I was extremely excited when I received this week’s recipe, an orange pumpkin muffin. You know how I feel about pumpkin, and I’ll take any excuse to bake with it. At first glance, I wasn’t sure how I was going to change this recipe to make...

Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs ~ #SundaySupper

Happy #SundaySupper! This week the #SundaySupper crew went apple picking and brought back tons of juicy apples for some delicious fall recipes. Now, I didn’t actually pick my own apples. I may have cheated a bit (gasp!) and took a trip to my local orchard, Weber’s, and grabbed an already picked basket of honey...

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Banana Bread

Stress is real life, and I happen to be an active participant in this dreadful reality on a daily basis… No choice of my own, of course. Here’s how stress works: 1.) It arrives at the most inconvenient time. 2.) It makes itself comfortable, then proceeds to drag you around by your feet for...

Blueberry Carrot Muffins

It feels good to be back! Sorry I’ve been gone for so long, but my grandfather was rushed to the hospital last week, and the family rushed up to Pennsylvania to help out. He came home from the hospital Friday evening and is doing well. Thank you all for being so patient. It may...