Max and Erma Tortilla Soup Knockoff

ok  so pregnancy cravings are in full effect. but it’s not for one category in particular. it’s like nothing will sound good to me until something does. that is how i ended up mowing down some olga snackers last week sunday. (ps did you know a fricken basket of those buggers has like 1300 calories?!) […]

simple bacon appetizer

one of the side effects of my pregnancy… do you call them side effects? is i have had some serious food aversions. red meat… keep it away. HAM the worst. i can’t even get myself to make dinner. not because i’m tired (which i am (but getting better) but because the thought of handling food […]

cinnamon banana muffins

i love bananas. but usually when i make some form of cinnamon muffins i usually use apple. the bananas were ripe though and i had them on hand. i made these a few weeks ago when i had a sunday afternoon off and went into a baking frenzy. this recipe is also adapted from my […]

weekend recap sunshine edition

you guys… saturday was a gift from God above for us michiganders don’t you think? i mean how did we get sunshine and 60 degrees in mid january? now i know we need to brace ourselves because we have snow coming at the end of the week but seriously. it was a literal breath of […]

maple pecan muffins

with how busy life has been lately when i get a day off it calms my brain to just bake something. it relieves stress. i usually end up bringing them to the office and giving them away because i can’t handle baked goods lingering around my house. but the thing i love about baking is […]

coconut oatmeal raisin cookies

part of the fun of baking for me is spending time pouring over my cookbook collection finding recipes i haven’t made yet or books that have been neglected for the latest hot release. this past sunday i spent my afternoon “off” baking from two of my favorite sweet eats cookbooks of all time. the complete […]

beaujolais nouveau

happy wednesday! what a better way to celebrate the middle of the week than with a wine post?! i am so excited to share with you all a little bit about Beaujolais Nouveau. i’m not going to lie the first time i ever heard of it was in an episode of sex and the city […]

my new favorite brownie recipe

you guys…. rarely rarely do i crave brownies. but i had a little bit of left over milk i and i was craving either chocolate chip cookies or a brownie to go with it. since i had no oreos and no chocolate chips i luckily had enough ingredients to make these brownies. and let me […]

homemade cinnamon sugar baked donuts

i think donuts have officially replaced cupcakes as “all the rage”. right now the social media world seems to be buzzing about who makes the best donut. i personally have several favorite stops but nothing beats a HOT fresh donut. when i was out and about shopping with my friend brooke we hit up william […]

simple pumpkin toffee bars

tis the season for pumpkin right? the second the leaves start to change i go into full on fall girl mode. gimme the scarves, the jackets, the pumpkin (although i’m not a PSL fan) but i love everything else baked and cooked with pumpkin. i found this great little magazine at the checkout while getting […]

buttermilk apple pie

i blogged about getting healthy yesterday … and now i’m blogging a pie today but here me out! i didn’t eat the entire pie. people i love, love pie… and it’s fall. one slice never killed anyone and everything in moderation right? and this buttermilk apple pie is worth it. i’m going to throw this […]

pumpkin sage rolls

you want to know when the best time to stock up on magazines is? FALL. Fall magazines to foodies are the like september issues to fashionistas. i can’t get enough. i seriously buy every single special publication out there, 101 ways to use pumpkin, our best acorn squash recipes etc etc. one of my favorite […]