Humorous Science Cake

Humorous Science Cake

When it comes to birthdays, it seems like different people see them in a very different light.  You have those people who really don’t care all that much, it’s just another day.  Then, there are the people who embrace the fact that they’re still on this beautiful planet for another year, and happily celebrate.  And … Continue reading

Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies

In my honest opinion, there’s no such thing as too many recipe books.  Well, at least that’s what I tell myself when trying to de-clutter and come up with one reason or another not to throw away one of my recipe books.  That being said, I couldn’t resist picking up another recipe book that had “cooking … Continue reading

Vegetable Tortilla Soup

Vegetable Tortilla Soup

Well, it’s been a while since my last post…  I recently took a part time job working as a cook in a restaurant, so now I’m working two jobs, going to culinary school, and making sure there’s quality time with the family in there with all of that going on.  Can we say busy?  Whew!  But, … Continue reading

Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies

When it comes to cookies, I’m always looking for something new and delicious.  The last cookie recipe that I threw together was the Oreo Chunk Cookies, soft sugar cookies packed with Oreo chunks and topped with Oreo crumbs.  Those were a big hit. Soon after the last cookies, I came across a recipe for red velvet cookies, and … Continue reading

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

For those of you in the Southeast, you’re probably familiar with the lack of snow that we get around here.  The last time we had significant snow here was three years ago, and it’s something we don’t even get on a yearly basis.  So, naturally, when we know it’s coming, the grocery stores get insanely … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

As I’ve mentioned before, my family is a bunch of peanut butter nuts.  A lot of times, the in-laws in our family either chuckle or roll their eyes when yet another peanut butter dish comes into the house, and this would be a good example. The first time I made this was several years ago, … Continue reading

Butterscotch Blondie Bundt Cake

Butterscotch Blondie Bundt Cake

Over the years, I’ve made several different flavors of bundt cakes, and I’m always up for a new adventure when it comes to a different flavored bundt cake that has not been experimented with in my kitchen. Now that I’m getting deeper into culinary school and learning so much more information than I ever could’ve … Continue reading

Oreo Chunk Cookies

Oreo Chunk Cookies

Last week, I saw some Oreos in my cabinet while searching through my ingredients to see what else to make.  And since Oreos are so popular, why not throw chunks of them into a cookie just like we do with chocolate chips and nuts?  So, I got started. These are a lot like soft chocolate … Continue reading

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t eat so healthy over the holidays.  All of the amazing cookies, chocolates, casseroles, gravy, stuffing, cakes, and everything else you could possibly think of that’s NOT healthy for you…that’s what I ate.  Oh wait, I believe there was a green veggie or two squeezed in there, although … Continue reading

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

Years ago when my brother just started dating his wife, he was telling me about how she’s really into making desserts.  He started to describe something that she made for him recently, and he was saying it was the best chocolate dessert he’d ever had.  So, of course that sparked my curiosity.  When I asked … Continue reading

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Well, it’s a brand new year…AND it’s cold outside.  So, how about starting out the new year with a healthy, delicious, warm and satisfying classic comfort food?  Okay then, let’s do it! After making the chicken and corn chowder, I had to make more soups.  You can actually use the same procedures with this soup … Continue reading

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

Lately, I’ve been thinking about different trifles to make.  Several years ago when I couldn’t find a recipe for an Oreo Trifle, I made one up myself…and it was amazing.  So, I’ve been brainstorming about different types of trifles to put together.  As I was thinking about strawberries and cheesecake, the though of having these … Continue reading

Crock Pot Mac ‘n Cheese

Crock Pot Mac ‘n Cheese

Alright, so here we are.  The ultimate take-along dish that everyone asks me to bring to potlucks.  Seriously, this is what I make almost every single time I’m supposed to bring a dish to a gathering, because it’s so highly requested.  I got the original recipe for this about 8 years ago, but over the … Continue reading

Edible Gifts

Edible Gifts

The holidays are here, which means the gift buying madness has been in full swing for almost a month.  Scrambling at the last minute to find some presents for that relative you really just don’t know what to get for them so you put it off until Christmas Eve, then spend the whole day freaking out what … Continue reading