Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Healthy and Delicious

Pumpkin Honey Cinnamon Bran Muffins

 I had some canned pumpkin in tupperware in my fridge from making my Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Bread that I needed to use up, and I spent the morning trying to decide what to do with it.  Suddenly it came to me: Bran muffins and pumpkin.  I was guessing it would be a winning… Continue reading Pumpkin Honey Cinnamon Bran Muffins

Appetizers and Dips

French Onion Soup Spread

Have you ever experienced that beautiful moment where you try out a new recipe that looks “just ok” to you, but then taste it and realize that you are going to be the most popular person at the party you are bringing it to?   That is the moment I had the first time I… Continue reading French Onion Soup Spread


Easy Homemade Braided Bread

 Sooooo…. Am I the only person who thinks of Seinfeld every time I see a loaf of braided bread like this?  Just me?  Oh… I know it’s not a marble rye, but there is something so comforting about freshly baked bread, and something so elegant and complicated looking about this braided style bread, which,… Continue reading Easy Homemade Braided Bread

chicken · Dinners

$10 Dinner – Chicken Enchiladas

 Gooey, cheesy Mexican food is one of my absolute favorites.  Without fail, if I am at a Mexican restaurant, I order either Carne Asada or Chicken Enchiladas.  It depends on my mood, but tonight I found myself really in the mood for some chicken enchiladas. One of the best things about this meal is… Continue reading $10 Dinner – Chicken Enchiladas


Easy Crescent Rolls – From Scratch

 Okay, okay… I know that the main appeal of crescent rolls is the easy factor.  However, I am challenging you to give these homemade from scratch ones a try.  First of all, they are WAY better.  Second, anybody who can read and follow directions should be able to make them.  Third, everybody will be… Continue reading Easy Crescent Rolls – From Scratch

Breads · Breakfast · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Bread

 Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin…. One of my all time favorite ingredients, and for so many reasons. I love the smell of the cinnamon and cloves that are inevitably added to any pumpkin baked good as it bakes away in my oven.  I love the rich, orange color, the moist texture that it gives, and I… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Bread

Side Dishes & Salads

Garlic Butter Sautéed Green Beans

 First, a big shout out to my friend Melissa and her awesome husband Matt (who is an incredible cook) who served me this dish (or something very similar) at a dinner party last month.  I gorged myself on a ridiculous amount of it, and then asked Matt how he made it, and he was… Continue reading Garlic Butter Sautéed Green Beans