jalapeño cornbread whoopie pies with bacon goat cheese filling

Jalapeno Cornbread Whoopie Pies

The Super Bowl is almost here, folks – are any of you gearing up to host parties this weekend?  To me, the best part of party planning is coming up with the menu – I always have such a hard time choosing what to make!  That’s definitely where my Pinterest boards come in handy A […]

baked sunday mornings: chocolate whiskey tart

Chocolate Whiskey Tart

This week’s recipe for Baked Sunday Mornings is the Simple Chocolate Whiskey Tart, from Baked Elements.  Man, did we love this one! The tart consists of a buttery shortbread crust, topped with a rich, fudgy chocolate filling.  Daren thought it tasted almost like a brownie in tart form (not the texture, just the chocolate-yness).  We […]

“holy yum” chicken

Holy Yum Chicken

“Holy Yum chicken.”  Sounds pretty good, right?  That’s what I figured when I saw it over on Table for Two, and it did not disappoint! This chicken made for a perfect weeknight meal.  The ingredients are simple but delicious, and come together surprisingly well.  It’s definitely mustard-y, so if you don’t like Dijon mustard, you […]

baked onion dip

Baked Onion Dip 2

The Super Bowl is almost here, and you know what that means – it’s appetizers and dips time!  I mean seriously – Super Bowl parties are obviously just a thinly veiled excuse to eat lots of less-than-great-for-you-but-oh-so-delicious foods.  Like this baked onion and parmesan dip.  I first made this dip for a New Year’s Eve […]

crème brûlée cupcakes

creme brulee cupcakes 2

So, I owe you guys an apology.  A big one.  Because I made these cupcakes 2 months ago, and it’s taken me forever to share them with you! And that’s sad.  Because you could have been making these cupcakes all that time.  And these cupcakes, well, they’re worth it. Let’s talk about crème brûlée for a […]

tricolor cake

Tricolor Cake 2

Back before I started getting really into baking, family events and holidays often included a cake or a tray of pastries from a nearby Italian bakery.  One of my favorite things from said bakery (or any Italian bakery, really) were the tricolor cookies.  You know, the pink, yellow and green ones with the layers of […]