Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

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...

Game Day Taco Bar

The big game is coming up soon, so I thought to myself, “What dish screams Super Bowl?” It would have to be easy, yet packed with flavor, it would need to be semi-portable, and it would have to be hearty and filling (something men will eat). After thinking about it, I came up with...

Caramel Sauce

Lets talk caramel sauce. It’s a very versatile sauce and can be drizzled over almost anything sweet. I use caramel sauce just about every day  in my coffee. Why spend tons of money per day on a fancy coffee when you fancy it up at home? Caramel sauce is also delicious drizzled over vanilla...

Turtle Brownies

Turtle Brownies

Oh, my, turtle brownies! Does life get any better? These brownies are everything a brownie should be:  fudgy, moist, chocolately, and absolutely delicious. I took an average brownie and made it amazing by adding toasted pecans and topping them with homemade caramel sauce and a drizzle of melted bitter sweet chocolate. Yum! Look at...

Comfort in Sadness

On Wednesday, a very special person passed away- my Uncle Gene. In honor of his life, I decided to make a decadent chocolate bundt cake with a chocolatey glaze. Food is a powerful thing. It has the ability to bring comfort in a time of sadness. No matter what’s going on in our lives,...