birthday fudge

first off, thank you so much everyone for your kind words about yesterdays post. it sounds like we all just need to allow ourselves a bit of grace. I needed the encouragement and i really really appreciate it more than you know. on a totally different note let’s talk about dessert. i was tasked with […]

white sandwich bread

i don’t know what has gotten into me the past few days. oh i know! my house is a mess. when you are embarrassed to let the mice exterminator into your house because of all the clutter you know you have a problem. even though i’m probably the main culprit here in this household it […]

apple oat streusel cake

i told you that i have been on a baking kick lately. last night a good coffee cake sounded delightful to me so i decided to whip one up with some left over ingredients from last weekends shenanigans. my mom used to make these banana muffins that were kept moist from baking with applesauce and […]

Cupcake Toppers and Magnolia Cakes

owning a shop is just downright dangerous. we have the CUTEST line of paper party supplies at the shop. kiddo birthday hats, theme birthday kits (wilderness, mermaids and pirates currently) cake toppers, candles and more. one of my favorite pieces of the collection though are these cupcake decorating kits. they make even the simplest cupcake […]

lemon blueberry cake

ok so my latest thing is to bake. i am slowly getting better at it and it’s been pretty therapeutic. however the cravings to bake is usually sweets sweets sweets. so i thought by adding fruit it doesn’t exactly count as like really bad right? especially if i have just one hot from the oven […]

coconut maple granola recipe

ok so sunday joe and i spent the day cooking and baking and doing a little food prep for the week. i really really really wanted to make something healthy with our first jar of maple syrup we received from the people who make it in our sugar shack in the back yard. sounds sketchy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]