Drinks · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Homemade "Bailey’s" Irish Cream

Did you know that you can make your own Bailey’s Irish Cream at home, and that all it takes is some ingredients you probably already have in your house, some Whiskey, and a blender? Oh, and did you know that if you make your own, depending on the Whiskey you purchase, it costs about $8… Continue reading Homemade "Bailey’s" Irish Cream

Breads · Breakfast

Almond Poppyseed Bread

This almond poppyseed bread from The Girl Who Ate Everything is a very simple, standard, classic recipe.  At first glance, there is nothing special about it. Until you get to the glaze. The glaze that covers this bread and seeps into it’s pores is to-die-for-so-amazing-you-will-eat-it-with-a-spoon.  The perfect combination of orange, almond, butter, and sweetness. Honestly, I… Continue reading Almond Poppyseed Bread

Cakes and Cupcakes · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Sparkling Apple Cider Cake with Sparkling Cider Glaze

I love sparkling cider.  Not only has it successfully carried me through two holiday seasons pregnant, but the very look and smell of it reminds me of fall, my favorite season. When I saw this great idea for Sparkling Cider Pound Cake on Chef in Training, I couldn’t wait to try it out. The sparkling… Continue reading Sparkling Apple Cider Cake with Sparkling Cider Glaze

slow cooker recipes · Soups

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (in the slow cooker)

 I love, love, love creamy homemade tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches.  It is one of my favorite comfort foods.  I saw a recipe for a hearty slow cooker tomato soup on Today’s Mama and immediately wanted to try it. I did modify it a bit to make it a little healthier.  The Today’s Mama link… Continue reading Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (in the slow cooker)

Appetizers and Dips

Cheesy Layered Pizza Dip

 Well, it’s football season, which at my house means lazy Sundays spent in pajamas watching football and eating highly fattening dips and junk food all day.  Life is rough. I kid you not when I say that the deciding factor for my husband in the decision making process on the house we bought was the proximity to his… Continue reading Cheesy Layered Pizza Dip

Dinners · Pork

Pork and Apple Meatballs (Ten Dollar Dinners)

 I was in line at the grocery store last week, and during the wait, like usual, I flipped through the various recipe books in the check out line.  I saw this recipe in one of them, and it looked so good that I pulled out my phone and took a picture of the recipe (there wasn’t… Continue reading Pork and Apple Meatballs (Ten Dollar Dinners)