Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins

Push aside that healthy bowl of oatmeal for one of these Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins. They’re sweet and decadent, moist and tender. 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...

Orange Pumpkin Pancakes

Happy Wednesday! 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! They’re fluffy and loaded with warm spices and pureed pumpkin. I had some leftover pumpkin puree in the fridge, and you know how much...

Strawberry Balsamic Jam

Happy #SundaySupper! This week we were challenged 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. After some thought, this Strawberry Balsamic Jam was born. It’s sweet, tangy, and perfect for spreading. I like...

Brown Butter Orange Pumpkin Muffins

These Brown Butter Orange Pumpkin Muffins are packed with all the fall flavors. The brown butter adds a mild nutty flavor and aroma. They’re absolutely perfect in every way! 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...

Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs

Happy #SundaySupper! This week the #SundaySupper crew went apple picking and brought back tons of juicy apples for some delicious fall recipes. These Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs are tender, juicy, and full of fall flavors. Now, I didn’t actually pick my own apples. I may have cheated a bit (gasp!) and took a trip...

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Banana Bread

This Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread Banana Bread is is moist, tender, and swirled with cinnamon sugar. It’s the perfect loaf to celebrate the flavors of fall. 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...

Blueberry Carrot Muffins

These Blueberry Carrot Muffins combine sweet with savory and fruit with veggies. They’re a great way to sneak veggies into your kiddo’s food. 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...

Game Day Loaded Nachos

Loaded Nachos with Homemade Chili Sauce

These Game Day Loaded Nachos are smothered in melted cheese and homemade chili sauce. They’re my most requested football appetizer every year. It’s officially football season in our house, and my husband couldn’t be more excited. He has been counting down the days to kickoff for a month now. A month? Do you know...

Hazelnut Crusted Tilapia with Lemon Butter Sauce

Crispy Hazelnut Crusted Tilapia with Lemon Butter Sauce is fast enough to dish up on a weeknight. It’s back to school for me. I’m not excited about it, but I’m an adult, and adults have to do things they don’t always want to do. At least that’s what they tell me. You know, the...