Oatmeal Sugar Cookies – #fbcookieswap

It’s time for me to share our annual entry into the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap of 2014!!  This is my second year participating and let me say getting 3 dozen cookies in the mail at the beginning of december is something I’m starting to look forward to.  You might be wondering what the Great […]

Ginger Pear Bundt Cake Featuring Olive Oils of Spain

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own. Fall is a season which brings a peculiar light to our house.  No, not the kind of natural light but one of the artificial variety as finally the weather is chilled enough to allow for 24/7 oven access.  The light goes on and off depending […]

Peach French Buttercream Frosting

Yeah I’m still fascinated with southern peaches over here.  I’ve been eating a couple a day and thought wouldn’t fresh peach French buttercream frosting be amazing on a cake?  Who am I kidding?  I love cake just as much as frosting.  You never have to twist my arm to have either.  But there’s just something […]

Fresh Peach Focaccia

It’s finally peach season!  I adore peaches, lets not lie I adore most fresh fruit.  But there’s just something about a ripe juicy peach that screams baking to me.  Hence the foray into peach focaccia, I’ve been waiting and waiting for good southern peaches to make their way up here to Chicago so I could […]

Baking with NestFresh Eggs – Blueberry Sweet Rolls

NestFresh provided me with product and the option to host a giveaway.  All opinions are my own. By now y’all know I love sweet rolls in all shapes and forms.  If you’ve been following us on Instagram, you know I’ve been playing with different kinds of doughs and fillings.  It was only a matter of […]

Crock Pot Samoa Schnecken

Last week I attended my first BlogHer Food in Miami, it’s my second blogging conference but my first food blogging conference.  While there I met a few new brands, but also some I’m already working with like #HamiltonBeach.  Later this week, we’ll be giving away some Hamilton Beach mixers…..but I digress.  I didn’t really stop […]

Jumbo Crumbly Corn Muffins

I absolutely love corn muffins and corn bread!  I’m always changing my recipe though to make it better.  I use some slightly different ingredients like brown sugar and oatmeal flour to make a moist just sweet enough muffin.  I adore using oatmeal flour to make my baked goods moist.  It’s such a simple thing, but […]

Boozy Bimbo Blondies

If you’ve yet to notice….we like booze in our baking.  I feel it just adds a little something.  Not necessarily a boozy kick mind you, but the amazing flavor of a good liquor can do wonders for your baking.  Don’t be afraid to try a little booze because the actual alcohol bakes off when you […]

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Cheesecake

Years ago when I used to be a librarian, I went through a cheesecake phase.  Meaning I made a large variety of cheesecakes, especially ethnic ones.  While this recipe doesn’t fit that bill, it does fill the cheesecake void.  I love that this isn’t the classic chocolate or regular cheesecake.  I don’t see a lot […]

Cappuccino Cravers for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013

When we heard about the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013, we knew we wanted to participate.  While we had no idea what we were in store for in return, some surprises are more than you expect.   Getting mystery cookies in the mail makes the entire month of December feel like Christmas!!  I really […]

Cabot Crisps for the Chicago Food Swap

This past weekend we attended our second Chicago Food Swap and we made something delectable.  Cabot Cheese sponsored the food swap and picked two bloggers to make something with their products.  We lucked out and got picked!!  I’ve worked with Cabot Cheeses before and absolutely love their products.  A branch of my family actually lives […]

Salted Apple Sliver Cake

Around the holidays, we tend to go big.  Usually this  means a lot of work for the payoff of great flavors.  Yet, this time around we wanted to keep it a little simpler.  Certainly there are a few components to this dish, but altogether it is a cake with fruit filling and frosting.  Not too […]