Breads · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Apple Cranberry Quick Bread

In today’s episode of Diary of a Sick Woman, I confess to you all that I ate, all by myself, (for all intents and purposes,) this entire loaf of bread in under 36 hours. Listen, I’m not proud of it. My life is a constant battle between my love of food and my desire to… Continue reading Apple Cranberry Quick Bread

bars · Desserts

Strawberry Pretzel Cheesecake Dessert

Confession: I’m a potluck snob.  To clarify, I am not a fan of eating food if I don’t know where or how it was prepared.  If we’re friends, and I’ve seen that you have a clean kitchen and you don’t pick your nose and eat it, I’ll eat your food.  Otherwise, I’m afraid, I usually… Continue reading Strawberry Pretzel Cheesecake Dessert

bars · cookies · Desserts

Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars

My almost two year old daughter Phoebe is quite a handful.  She’s really giving me a run for my money in a way that her two older siblings did not.  She has a very mischievous, get-into-absolutely-everything, help-myself-to-anything-in-the-pantry, try-to-run-into-traffic, jump-off-all-the-high-things, streak that I am quite certain comes from my Dad’s side of the family and that… Continue reading Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breads · Breakfast

Copycat Fisher Fair Scones

Oh, Fisher Fair scones, I love to enjoy your warm, gooey, butter and jam goodness at the fair every year, but I just can’t stomach paying $4.99 for a box of  your scone mix when I know it is made out of ingredients I already have in my house. If you’ve never had  Fisher Scone… Continue reading Copycat Fisher Fair Scones

bars · chocolate · cookies · Desserts

Congo Bars

Congo Bars.  Really just a fancy name for a chocolate chop cookie bar.  I tried to find out why they are called Congo Bars instead of blondies, or cookie bars, but alas, I found no definitive answer.  I did find this over on congocookbook.com though: Congo Bars or Congo Squares are a popular dessert in… Continue reading Congo Bars

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

Desserts · pies

Southern Boy Pecan Pie

You guys.  This is not yo’ grandmother’s pecan pie! For starters, there is no corn syrup in here.  No evil, poisonous corn syrup. 😉 Yes, I have watched Food Inc.   Let that sink in.  Corn syrup free.  Mrs. Butterworths syrup free.  Maple syrup free. It’s also, incidentally, the very best pecan pie you will… Continue reading Southern Boy Pecan Pie