Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Banana Cream Pie with Bourbon Caramel Drizzle

Oh my, this pie is divine (whoa, I’m not the best at rhyming). My husband is not a big fan of sweets (crazy, right?), but he will eat banana pudding. I wanted to do something a bit different, so I decided to fancy it up a bit by making a banana cream pie. The...

Ain’t No Thang But A Chicken Wing: Sweet Heat BBQ Wings

I made wings! While I was making the wings, I thought of an old high school friend who would crack me up with his saying, “Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing!” The phrase would send me in to fits of laughter every time. It wasn’t just the phrase itself that was so hilarious,...

Bananas Foster Smoothie

I had an epiphany the other evening while eating dinner with my girlfriend. It just came to me out of no where. It happens quite frequently. Food combinations and ideas enter my thoughts at the weirdest moments; usually, it happens in my dreams. It’s as if a little conversation bubble pops up, like the...

A Classic Combination

I made cupcakes over the weekend for my bestfriend’s birthday. She didn’t want anything fancy- no nuts, no espresso, no chocolate chips. A no frills cupcake. I’m not used to simple; I like to spruce things up with different textures, flavor combinations, and the occasional addition of something fancy- like cacao nibs. But it...

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Smoothie

I wasn’t lying when I said I was obsessed with smoothies. The other day I was experimenting in the kitchen and came up with this pineapple upside down cake smoothie. I had pineapple, cherries, and coconut on hand, so I decided to blend them together. I’m glad I did because the result was delicious....

Smoothie Obsession: Very Berry Smoothie

My husband and I have a recent obsession with smoothies- like, a serious obsession. Smoothies have some how made their way into our lives (although, I’m not quite sure how), and now we absolutely love the fruity beverage and can’t live without it. I think we have had a smoothie every day for the...

Strawberry Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Strawberry Peanut Butter Oat Bars

After indulging in several delicious desserts these past couple of weeks, I decided it was time to make something on the healthier side. A dessert that is good for your heart, body, and health, but tastes yummy, too. It has to taste good. Period. There’s no sense in eating something that doesn’t taste good....

Bourbon Pecan Pie Muffins

As I was browsing the internet the other day, I came across a recipe for pecan pie muffins. Pecan pie muffins? Is that even a thing? I was extremely excited when I found this recipe on the Tasty Kitchen website. Pecan pie has to be my all-time favorite pie; however, it’s usually something that’s...

Pumpkin Lovin’

Pumpkin has to be my favorite fall flavor! I know it’s no longer fall, but I miss pumpkin, so I decided to bake with it today. I couldn’t resist making this pumpkin scone recipe after drooling over the pictures in one of my newest cookbooks. The scones were plump and dripping with gooey caramel...