Double Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Growing up I never had much of a sweet tooth. Whenever I wanted a snack, all things salty and crunchy came to mind. Sun chips and wheat thins were my go-to snacks! But now that I’ve gotten older, and more specifically…now that I’ve married a sweet tooth…I’ve acquired a bit of a sweet tooth myself!… Read more ›

The Best Chocolate Cake Ever

A Special Occasion Dessert – Sometimes there’s just not much to say about a recipe other than, “you have to try it—it’s so good!” Well, this is one of those recipes! I found it flipping through an old Kraft: Food & Family magazine. It was about 10 years ago, when Damon and I were still… Read more ›

Blueberry Muffins

Spring Blizzards – You wouldn’t know it by looking outside today, but over the weekend there was a major blizzard. I’m not sure exactly how much snow accumulated on the ground, but the weather forecasted 8–12” for our area. And from what I saw, I’d say that sounds about right. Like I said, looking outside… Read more ›

Fish à la Meunière

Fancy Restaurants – I’m not sure, but I think most people can agree with what I’m about to say…We all have that one fancy restaurant we love to go for special occasions. It’s certainly not an everyday occurrence, because the dress code and price are above average. However, the atmosphere, service, and cuisine is top… Read more ›

Dad’s Sausage Pasta

A Family Favorite – The recipe for my Dad’s Sausage Pasta has been around for about 10 years now. It first showed up when my Dad created it during my high school years. And it felt like quite a delicacy, because it provided a nice change from our usual hamburger- or chicken-based meals. Like I… Read more ›

Friday Faves: Garlic + Garlic Press

Friday Faves is a series of bi-weekly blog posts about my favorite products, most of which I use during my everyday life. The following product endorsement is based 100% on my own personal opinions. The Benefits & Beauty of Garlic – Fresh garlic is a beautiful thing. It smells great sizzling in a skillet, tastes… Read more ›

Dodgy Jammers (Pun Intended)

An American Take on A British Staple – Dodgy Jammers? Don’t you mean Jammie Dodgers? No…Okay, I’ll admit I kept getting it wrong at first. But then, the deeper I got into the baking process, the more fitting the name proved. (Apparently that’s called *spoonerism!) Since I’m an American, there’s a good chance that if… Read more ›