Dreamy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I am a big fan of freshly baked cookies, fresh out of the oven.  There is nothing better than a warm chewy chocolate chip cookie except when you double down and make them extra chocolaty.  Made my kiddos a batch of chocolate chunk cookies last night and the fam went crazy for them.  Obligatory milk…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

One of my favorite breads to make is banana bread.  My teens have been inhaling this bread since the time they were toddlers. It is the prefect Saturday morning accompaniment to a warm plate of eggs and bacon, or as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea!  Or a sneaky late night snack that…

Lavender & Lemon Shortbread

I love the taste of lemon and lavender.  They just seem to have an infinity for one another, at least I think so.  I wanted to make a nice light dessert for the kids, since I have been bombarding them with rich heavy desserts lately.  I think this is the perfect dessert for a luncheon,  with…

Food For Hungry Firefighters; House 5 Grub

I have been home recuperating from major surgery, none the less the urge to get off the sofa and start cooking was too overpowering and I had to get back in the kitchen and have at it!  Ahhh…it felt so good! I swear it was euphoric, and no, I am not on pain meds this is…

Salted Caramel Apple and Pear Tart

Nothing says fall like apples, caramel and tart.  Ok maybe pumpkin lattes, but to me I love apples and caramel.  This dessert is so elegant and so simple, you don’t even have to use homemade pie dough.  Most of the time I make my own pie dough but I have been so busy creating recipes…

Salted Carmel Pretzel Brownies

I have come to adore the taste of sweet and salty.   Ever since I can remember I loved chocolate covered pretzels.  Now combine, all of my favorites, chocolate, salty pretzels and caramel and you have one happy, happy girl!  This starts with a layer of crushed pretzels, brownie batter and chocolate chips, then finished with…

Pumpkin Spice Muffin with Cream Cheese Frosting

Finally feels like fall, and nothing says fall like pumpkin spice muffins.  I love the way the house smells from the mix of spices so fragrant, and the touch of sweetness that the sugar coating gives them along with the velvety smooth frosting is the perfect Sunday brunch treat! These muffins are so good you’ll…

Maple Bourbon Cupcakes with Candied Bacon

  I love a good cupcake.  I don’t eat them very often except for my kiddos birthdays, but when I do, it is a glorious occasion and I am a happy, happy girl.  One of my favorite shows to watch when I want a good raunchy laugh, which is about every day, is 2Broke Girls. …

Sunday Supper

I have been avoiding regular pasta like the plague lately, since I am trying to lose weight.  Most days this is relatively easy since I just sub in some spaghetti squash or some zucchini zoodles, but for some reason I have been craving my Ricotta meatballs and some gooey stuffed pasta!  The real deal, no whole…

Erin Go Bragh….CrazySexy Irish Girl

Growing up my Irish mother loved St. Patrick’s Day, almost as much as she did Christmas.  She was proud of her Irish heritage and she loved making corned beef and cabbage when St. Patrick’s Day rolled around.  She made it the classic way that most people do, which is ok, but honestly, I don’t like…