Dark Magic Chocolate Mocha Brownies

You know, for as many posts as I’ve written about how I’m not really into coffee… I make a lot of coffee flavored desserts. Now, I already know what you’re thinking, MOCHA BROWNIES?! And yes, Mocha, like your Sunday afternoon go to Starbucks drink after Church Service. That warm, chocolatey beverage topped with beyond amazing vanilla whippedRead more

17 Amazing Fall Cocktails

There is something special about the fall cocktail. Seriously, summer gets all the attention for glam pineapple juice drinks and paper umbrellas, but fall drinks have a depth, a warmth that is often overlooked. Now, I’m not one to drink mixed drinks often, usually only while entertaining, so I don’t tend to have favorite “go-to”Read more

25+ Cozy Winter Drinks

Whelp, it is officially TOO DANG COLD here in Michigan. That means negative wind chills, and drafts that penetrate 3 layers of sweater and a wool coat. There is ice on things that should never have ice on them. Also, it is dark. The days are twilight and overcast almost all the time. So, nowRead more

10 tips to becoming a Home “Chef”

The last several years have seen the rise of what I call the Home “Chef”. Different than the Home Cook, a Home “Chef” has honed their skills with Food Network, tested their prowess with difficult recipes from their favorite bloggers, and refined their pallet with amazing meals from farm to table restaurants. Really, the worldRead more

Baked Pears Recipe

This baked pear recipe get’s me thinking. I don’t know exactly why – but we never really had pears when I was growing up. I used to have fun carving apple jack-o-lanterns, writing messages on banana skins, and trying to catch grapes in my mouth, but I can’t remember ever having a pear until IRead more

Saturday Morning Crepe Recipe

My darling hubby makes a great crepe. Following his trend of excellent baked goods (like these chocolate chip cookies or these yeast rolls) he took to crepes because someone, somewhere, told him they were difficult. It turns out they are really not that tricky at all. After years of making them in a skillet, we’veRead more

Guilt Free Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

During pregnancy people would often ask me about any “weird” cravings I had. I have to admit, there weren’t any. I mean, I craved a ton of sweets, but that isn’t really that different from non-pregnancy me. What I did notice though, is that I was having a lot harder time saying no to thoseRead more