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...

Orange Cheese Danish Pastry

Cheese Danish Recipe

Usually, I just have some cereal and fruit for breakfast, but on mornings when I want something warm and sweet, I’ll bake up a batch of cinnamon rolls, muffins, or a danish pastry like this one. It’s fluffy, super flavorful with a mixture of...

Gnocchi with Shrimp, Asparagus and Basil Pesto

Shrimp Asparagus Pesto Gnocchi

When I’m cooking on weeknights, I usually go for dishes that keep the dishes to a minimum. After enjoying a delicious dinner with my hubby, the only thing I want to do is lay on the couch with a glass of wine and talk...

One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes for Two

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Did you have a nice weekend? We did. It was a mix of fun, strange and just plain laughable. Saturday was spent packing boxes in pajamas for our move in three weeks… and later, Mark rescuing me from THIS: This was the actual size...

Country Frittata with Ham, Cheddar and Basil

Country Frittata

Since my family and I live so far apart, I cherish my time with them and always try to make the most of it. This includes fattening them up by cooking dinner and baking goodies and hugging them until they can’t breathe. But, making...

Homemade Vanilla-Honey Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

Isn’t peanut butter the best? It makes a good sandwich on nights home alone, it gives you a zap of energy when you need it, and with bananas and bread, it calms your stomach naturally and effectively… This was especially true after one too...

Chocolate, Caramel and Walnut Turtles

Caramel Walnut Turtles

How old were you when you stopped receiving Easter baskets? I’m proud to say I was 18, and not an Easter goes by where I don’t miss those hollow chocolate bunnies, Peeps, little nail polishes and a $20 bill tucked into the fake grass....

Lemon Cupcakes with Limoncello-Cream Cheese Frosting

Limoncello Cupcakes

When it comes to cupcakes, I’m a vanilla kind of girl. I usually just like the basic stuff –  yellow cake, white frosting, sometimes sprinkles. But, after making a bottle of homemade limoncello, I started envisioning ways I could use it in my baking...