cookies · Desserts · Easter

Jelly Bean Cookies

I was asked by Brach’s Candy Company to develop an Easter recipe with some of their yummy seasonal candies.  These cookies will not disappoint the jelly bean lover in your life, that’s for sure! The cookie dough itself is light and whipped, quite buttery tasting, despite the lack of butter, and very similar to a… Continue reading Jelly Bean Cookies

Desserts · pies

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day, friends, from the person who loves pie more than anybody else in the world! The holiday of my people. Pie loving people.  I suppose it’s for math people too, but I hate math, so really, I’m just using it as an excuse to eat pie. If you click on the “pie” section… Continue reading Happy Pi Day!

Breakfast · cinnamon rolls · Easter

Cinnabunnies

How completely cute are these Cinnabunnies you guys? It has been a big day around here.  We went to  meet the Easter Bunny at the mall this afternoon.  As you can see, 1 year old Phoebe was not a fan. In fact, an entire hour later she was still traumatized and giving me the stink… Continue reading Cinnabunnies

Beef · dinner · St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

This is St. Patrick’s Day dinner kicked up a notch.  I usually use a big pot with a lid on the stove top, but this time, I cooked my corned beef in a dutch oven- I am strongly anti-crock pot when it comes to meat  (I swear I can taste the crock-pot) but the biggest… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Dinners · Soups

Sicilian Chicken Soup

I have a husband home sick with a man cold today and that means two things: Nyquil and chicken soup.  I made a creamier chicken orzo soup last week, but today I wanted something a little brothier, but with enough substance to be our meal for the evening. I found this wonderful recipe on A… Continue reading Sicilian Chicken Soup

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breads · St. Patrick's Day

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

  All my life I’ve celebrated St. Patrick’s Day hard.  You know, lots of green flair, corned beef and cabbage dinners, Irish soda bread, green beer, and legit pinching of people who have the audacity not to wear green on the day of my people.  Green eyes do not count, ya’ll! I know! I have… Continue reading Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Blue Velvet Cake

I have a little boy who turned four today.  He is an adorable, sweet, potty talking, sensitive, sister teasing little scamp with boundless energy and an intense love of two things (besides his big sister:) Chocolate and the color “dark blue.” Every morning while we pick out his clothes, he asks me, in his little… Continue reading Blue Velvet Cake