Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes


 How about we end this week with a bit of a bang…. Ok, more than  bit of a bang. These were the whole shebang. I knew it the moment I spotted the recipe over at The Novice Chef that they would be a hit. That girl seriously knows how to knock your socks off! Now you’re going to have to excuse my short post – but it would be rude to talk with my mouth full!   Cherry Coke Float Cupcake Discovered on The Novice Chef, adapted from Homemade By Holman Ingredients: For the Cake: 3 cups all purpose flour […]

Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


We all need a little something something from time to time. And let me tell you, this is it. Oh, it’s it alright… A layer of cheesecake sandwiched in between chocolate chip cookies? Yeah, we need that.     Rather different pics for me but I wanted to show what my desk can look like from time to time. Not to mention my awesome Stitch mug. Yeah. I love that mug.

Peanut Butter Oreo Popsicles


I’m sure I have burnt everyone out this summer on popsicles, but pity me for I am ice cram maker-less. (Not that I can really complain, because I don’t have a vast amount of space in the freezer for it anyway.) But the chimes have rung out in my mind and I am scurrying to get up all the summer fun posts I have been squirreling away before the leaves change. It was like a silent alarm went off in my head this weekend as I started contemplating holiday gifts. There’s no birthday, no real celebration after mid-September on until December in our family. Everyone […]

Tequila Rose Popsicles

Tequila Rose Popsicles

This is a public service announcement. First and foremost, it’s my birthday month so we have to party down.  Which also means you should also all be actively trying to convince Handsome of all the awesome kitcheness I can’t miss out on – or anything else for that matter. Secondly, I wanted to show off my awesome new Recipe Index. Oh yeah, it pays to be your own designer some days. Course, if I wasn’t I would of had one a lot sooner that I would have to update manually (though I’m sure you wouldn’t have cared bout that).;) I […]

Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches


Alright, let’s not beat around the bush, it’s hot out. But you share a space on this wonderful planet with me and already know that. In case you had a moment to forget about it seems to be all the news cares to talk about at the moment and Facebook is filled with posts updating me on the status of Mother Nature. Guess what guys, she’s still PMSing so lets move on. Time to whip out the old slip and slide and embrace things. You can even be real classy and run down to the Walmarts pick yourself up a […]

Red Velvet Brownies


Red Velvet cake has got to be my number one guilty pleasure. Not sure what it is, but it’s the one dessert I will no pass up – even if that means sacrificing the main course just to make sure there’s room. I know its chocolate cake with food coloring (lots and lots of food coloring) but something magic takes place when the red dye is added and the cake is baked to perfection. I’m 99% sure that something may have a lot to do with red velvets traditional frosting or that magical cream cheese frosting that no one is […]

Root Beer Float Popsicles


  Have I mentioned on here (half a dozen times or so) that I am girly-impared? Seriously, I should get the little window hangy and everything because it is it’s own kind of sippy cup special. Now take me and put m in the 4 inch fancy heals of a maid of honor and watch me turn pail. That’s right, my step sisters getting hitched and I get to be her maid of honor. I’m excited, but I hope you all can laugh through this process of learning wedding etiquette, looking at dresses and wondering when exactly one throws a […]

Lazy summer days: Honeydew Popsicles


Some days it’s all about kicking back and enjoying things at a slower pace. Looking at the clouds, letting the birds sing and just taking in some sunshine. I have a problem doing that. I always feel like there’s something else to cook, work that needs to be done, photos to be processed, a house that needs to be cleaned or a dishes that need to be done (very very guilty of the dishes one). It’s hard to make myself sit still and unwind but I’m quickly realizing it needs to be a mandatory part of the day. The other […]

Celebrate Father’s Day: Boston Cream Pie


I’m my fathers daughter. Sure I’m not as tan as him, my eyes aren’t blue, and we joke around that I’m not his – but there’s no denying it, I’m his. 100%. And I wouldn’t change that for the world. My daddy is the worlds best daddy. He is Santa, the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy, and a man is big enough to be a father every day of his life. We had our rough spots but it’s all come out in the wash and now I can’t even remember why we used to fight  (I was a teenager once….). […]

Peanut Butter Squares Recipe


  I have an uncle who considers peanut butter its own food group. I don’t remember a time that there hasn’t been the option of peanut butter and crackers at his house, which can really hit the spot sometimes. So the other day for my uncles birthday, I made him these peanut butter squares that I had seen a while ago.  Let me just say, these are everything I want in a dessert. Little bite of heaven. To top it off, they were really easy (coming together quickly, with only a few ingredients).   So whose in the mood for […]

Ringing in the new year with a Chocolate Pecan Tart


  We spent New Years Eve playing the Nintendo Wii with friends at our house and let me just say, we need a Wii. I don’t want to buy a billion games or waste hours playing anything new, but on nights when Handsome and I both have no clue what to do, the Wii would be a perfect solution. Ping pong an bowling, here I come. We were so involved in 100 pin bowling we didn’t even notice that the clock struck midnight and we missed the ball drop (giggle). It even comes in red now. Doesn’t that seem perfect […]

Red Velvet Indulgence


I’ve often read when one is down, to bake something to get your mind off it (and pig out on later). I often find myself cooking no matter what’s on my mind but I have never indulged in a food when I am down. Actually, I tend to eat a lot less. However, this one breaks the mold. The next time I am down on my luck – I am making this – and I am pigging the heck out! Originally, this recipe was intended for Saturday nights party, but it never made it to the table with everything else […]

Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Frosting and Candied Bacon


I am not big on breakfast foods. I really don’t like to eat before noon for some reason and, if I do eat breakfast, I want something like steak. Most breakfast foods to me are very sweet and sugary and pretty much send my palate into overdrive first thing in the morning. However, after seeing the words “Candied Bacon” in Bon Appetit the other day, the first thing that came to mind was breakfast goodies – and cupcakes.   Seriously, candied bacon sprinkles? Yes, please. The final product, pancake cupcakes with maple frosting and candied bacon on top. After a […]

Apple Cider and Maple Cream Tart and political jargon


I am going to say something right now few people would openly admit.   I am from Delaware.   No longer a state unknown by many in the good old U S of A, even though it was the first, now the state known across the globe for yet another crazy women running for a political position. I’m young and admittedly idealistic (meaning I’d like to assume anyone who wants to can become anything they want) but when did politics become such a joke. When your ad campaign starts with the like “I am not a witch,” you shouldn’t even […]