banana recipes · bars

Brown Butter Banana Blondies

If anybody ever wants to watch me go from being in a great mood to suuuuuuper grouchy in 2.3 seconds, just be here when my power goes out.  Because you know what? Three kids 5 and under and no power = no bueno.  Lots and lots of Candy Land, people.  Way more Candy Land than… Continue reading Brown Butter Banana Blondies

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Plum Upside Down Cake

Oh my gosh you guys. I am obsessed with this cake.  Obsessed. My sweet neighbor, Amanda, brought me over a giant bag of plums this week.  Giant.  This sweet, delicious fruit is amazing to just eat fresh, but she brought me so many, I thought “I better find something to bake with these! I found… Continue reading Plum Upside Down Cake

brownies · chocolate · Healthy and Delicious

Zucchini Brownies

Confession: I am so hard off the Whole30 it isn’t even funny.  Like, the Whole30 is here: x and then there are infinity spaces, and then I am here: x. This weekend I ate my weight in zucchini brownies. I threw them together on Friday night.  I just had a craving for chocolate and these… Continue reading Zucchini Brownies

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Easy Homemade Blackberry Pie

Anybody who know me will attest- I am not what you would call outdoorsy.  In fact, I’m pretty much the opposite.  I don’t go camping where they don’t have toilets, hiking is my idea of hell, and I do not enjoy being sticky, dirty, and sweaty, I do not like bugs.  Hanging out on a… Continue reading Easy Homemade Blackberry Pie

Appetizers and Dips

Fire Crackerz (for FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!)

Well everyone, it’s officially football season, and I am looking forward to cheering my Seahawks on to another Superbowl this year.  I’m also looking forward to watching my boyfriend, Pete Carroll on television for 3 hours every Sunday. (It’s okay to have a big crush on the coach as long as that isn’t the reason… Continue reading Fire Crackerz (for FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!)

bars · brownies · cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

My husband has started a new thing where he hosts a poker night over at our house each month.  This is great for me because it gives me a chance to try out new goodies and appetizers and things for him to serve to his poker buddies.  This morning, I tried my hand and these… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cup Blondies


Maple and Salted Almond Ice Cream

A few years ago, I just had to have an ice cream maker.  Had to.  I had memories of the homemade strawberry ice cream my parents used to make (in the old time ice cream makers with the rock salt) and pictured myself lazing away the summer months with my kids making hundreds of different… Continue reading Maple and Salted Almond Ice Cream