Salted Caramel Cupcakes with Chocolate Bourbon Buttercream

Sea Salt Caramel Cupcakes

…But first, a random update: After thirteen days of owning our first home, working on it from sunrise to sunset, spending too many dollars and time at Home Depot, and medicating numerous minor injuries, one thing has become crystal clear to my husband and...

Easy Chocolate Bread Pudding with Vanilla Whipped Cream

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Since my husband and I moved into our first home yesterday, getting acclimated to our new surroundings has been all about “comfort” lately. We’ve got comfortable new furniture, comforting words from friends and family, and of course, plenty of good comfort food. Pot pies...

Baked Zucchini Fries

Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

We’re here, finally, in Austin and it’s about darn time. The last few days have been a blur of maps, pavement, excitement and exhaustion during our road trip here from California, but we’re moving into our dream house tomorrow and couldn’t be higher on...

Saucy Baked BBQ Chicken

BBQ Baked Chicken

Starting today, my husband and I are on the road to our new home in Austin, Texas, and we couldn’t be more excited, nervous and eager! So, to celebrate our new Southern nest, I thought what better recipe to post than my most recent...

Brown Sugar Cookies with Fleur de Sel

Brown Sugar Cookies

I’m an honest kind of gal, so here goes. I really love raw cookie dough and often find it hard not to lick the spoon. I know, gross, but I can’t help it! It’s one of my few vices and darnit, a good girl...

Eggplant Parmigiana on a Toasted Baguette

Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

Last week, my local market had eggplants for $1 so I picked up a few. Idealess but determined to make something simple and delicious out of the lovely purple veggies, I scoured my favorite sources for recipes. And then, a light bulb! Saucy, gooey,...

Homemade Pancake Mix

Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe

After a busy week, my favorite treat to enjoy with my husband on a slow Saturday morning is a batch of homemade pancakes. However, we haven’t had pancakes in weeks since omelets, egg sandwiches and more savory morning meals use the leftovers we need...

Fruit-Filled Puff Pastry Donuts with Lemon Glaze

Fruit Puff Pastry Doughnuts

There seems to be this sudden craze for homemade donuts in the food blogging world, and it’s got me craving them BAD. But since I don’t have any of the fancy equipment needed to bake or fry them properly, I wanted to try to...

Deep Dish Sausage Pizza with Spinach Salad

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

This delicious deep dish pizza is one of my favorite weeknight and weekend meals to make, because with my pizza dough made ahead of time, it’s so quick and easy! And who wants to spend more time than necessary slaving over the stove any...

One Ingredient Homemade Butter

Homemade Butter

I love cooking and baking, but what I enjoy even more is sharing with you how easy it is to make pantry staples that you’d otherwise just buy from the store. For example, homemade vanilla extract, ricotta cheese or peanut butter, and now, the...