Monthly archives: October, 2016

Maple Pear Oatmeal Cookie Cups: Celebrating in Style

Happy National Oatmeal Day! That’s right. Today is a day to celebrate the fact that oatmeal is SO much more than that bland gooey mess your mom used to serve you for breakfast every morning. Or, that packet of oddly dehydrated flakes and “fruit” pieces found in the breakfast aisle (which, admittedly, I still have …

Puff Pastry, Four Ways: The Perfect Time for Convenience

A snapshot of a typical conversation Erin has with herself on any given day during the months of October through December: Erin 1: “MAN, I can’t WAIT to make that pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving! I’ve been waiting all year!” Erin 2: “Woohoo! But, don’t forget about the apple pie bars you need to make for Friendsgiving …

Cinnamon Apple Zucchini Bread: Attention Bake Sale Bakers Everywhere!

  Folks, if you’ve been keeping up (or, if you’ve been within a three foot radius of me in the past few weeks) you will know that I am a lover of all things Fall. Well, here’s another (not so secret) confession. Not only does Fall bring out the plaid-wearing, 20-something-year-old in me, but it …

NYC Crawl: Refueling in Style

Here’s a shocker: I watch a lot of Food Network. Another shocker: I watch ALOT of Cooking Channel. Like, an embarrassing kind of a lot. Like, an “Erin, how do you have time to work” kind of a lot. Because of the amount of food-themed TV I’ve watched, I’ve seen Duff, Bobby, Rachael, Alton, and …

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Donuts: It’s Only Right

This week’s post is pretty time appropriate folks. Why? Well, let me humbly brag for a quick second….I just successfully completed my second half marathon! And, I say “successfully”, because I had two goals in training for and competing in this event: show up and cross the finish line in any form possible (running, walking, crawling, rolling, …

Local Legends: Redneck Gourmet Donuts

To be upfront, this blog post is a completely biased one. By the end, you will have no question about my feelings toward where I visited this weekend. In fact, out of every one of the blogs I’ve ever posted, this is probably the one I’ve been the most excited about speeding home (I mean… driving …

Award Winning Salted Caramel Apple Pie: Let Fall Officially Begin!

This week comes as a huge sigh of relief. Why? Because it’s the first full week that one can officially embrace all things Fall and not have to suffer from the burns of judge-y stares from others. Yes, that’s right. Despite feeling the itch to do so since the beginning of August, I can now say …