Adorable and Easy Easter Egg Macarons!

I know, they're cute right? Macarons have a reputation for being really tricky, and they are certainly very technical, but by following these directions exactly, you will almost certainly get beautiful macarons. If only everything in life came with directions that led to success and beauty. Alas, we must continue to muddle through our days … Continue reading Adorable and Easy Easter Egg Macarons!

Easy Weeknight Pasta Bake… sort of an Olive Garden copycat?

I have a deep dark secret. I love the Olive Garden. I know. It's terrible for me. It has a ton of sodium. I should be supporting local restaurants and businesses instead. But. Like. I really like the breadsticks. And the really cold salad. One of my most embarrassing fun facts: I once ate at … Continue reading Easy Weeknight Pasta Bake… sort of an Olive Garden copycat?

Baileys Chocolate Mudslide Cupcake: Round one of my Boozey Bakes!

This weekend I invented something that really shouldn't be allowed to exist: Baileys pastry cream. It is so indulgent and irresistible that I really shouldn't be keeping it in the house. I am too weak. But more on that in a moment. I have recently discovered the beauty that is a cupcake. I'm not sure … Continue reading Baileys Chocolate Mudslide Cupcake: Round one of my Boozey Bakes!

Pecan Millionaire’s Shortbread with Orange

My interest in this recipe comes from my general obsession with Mary Berry and the Great British Bake Off. I have been making my way through the series for the eleventh or twelfth time, much to the bemusement of my Man-husband. We have gotten to the point that even he knows what's going to happen … Continue reading Pecan Millionaire’s Shortbread with Orange

Slow Cooker Bacon Chicken Nachos: Cheesy and Delicious on a Snow Day

We're totally snowed in here in Indianapolis, but I secretly kind of love it. I like the cozy feeling, and knowing that the house is covered in show makes me feel like I live in a little gingerbread cottage. I'm weird, I know. I've been doing battle in my kitchen the past few days, and … Continue reading Slow Cooker Bacon Chicken Nachos: Cheesy and Delicious on a Snow Day

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes and a Jam Disaster

Here from Pinterest looking for the recipe? Scroll past this story and find the recipe about half way down. Or, read the story for a laugh. This week has been full of baking. After posting about my Valentine's Day Cake (see my recipe post here) I had some interest from friends in commissioning them for … Continue reading Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes and a Jam Disaster

Cherry and Apple Mini Pies. A.K.A. The Thing I Made to Empty My Fridge.

This video features one of my best friends, Helga. She is my food processor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp6N_T0TeHs Last weekend I went snooping into my fridge and came to the unfortunate conclusion that I couldn't do any more grocery shopping (one of my favorite activities) before I got rid of some of the stuff that was already in … Continue reading Cherry and Apple Mini Pies. A.K.A. The Thing I Made to Empty My Fridge.

Easy Toasted Chocolate Cherry Pie Cupcakes. Rage-Baking.

Are you enjoying the cooking videos? Let me know in the comments if there's anything you hate about them. Except my countertops. Don't worry, I hate those too. Oh, to be a millionaire. I would have solid-surface countertops, a house in the middle of Disney World, and a refrigerator that has an ice maker in … Continue reading Easy Toasted Chocolate Cherry Pie Cupcakes. Rage-Baking.