Cranberry Pear Ginger Tart: Saying Farewell

Happy New Year Friends..almost! What a year it has been…for more sappy reflections from yours truly, you can check out my Facebook later. But, for now, let’s talk about celebrating in style! How will we do that? Well, clearly, we need to send the famous flavors of Fall and Winter off with a bang.  When …

Apple Raisin Walnut Oatmeal Bread: Back To Normal

Well, friends, here we are. Officially at the end of the holiday season. Now, most of us are probably feeling full, tired, and ready to get back to normalcy. But, the powers that be (that damn calendar), tell us on a yearly basis, that New Years Day is the day for all of our lives …

The Ultimate PieCaken: Your Christmas Spread Showstopper

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a big week. With Christmas about a week away, now’s the time to start thinking about your plan for the big day. Now, some of you might be like me. You may have had your plan locked and loaded since December 26th of last year. Or, some of you might be …

Sweet N’ Salty Fudge: The Saga Continues

Guys, I’m on a roll, in more ways than one. First, this makes two weeks in a row that we’re talking potential Christmas gift show stoppers. (Three, if you consider gifting some fantastic granola…) This is also the second week we’re talking fudge. Because, it’s just so damn good. And, last but not least, it’s the …

Sweet Potato Apple Fudge: How to Avoid Holiday Embarrassment

Folks, let’s talk about an experience we’ve all run embarrassingly run into. It’s Christmas Eve. You walk through the door of your family’s gathering, smelling the good smells, hearing sleigh bells jingling, feeling the holiday spirit to the max. You greet all of your loved ones, and then…you see so and so’s boyfriend, Johnny, sitting …

Homemade Granola: The Ultimate Showdown

I know it’s almost impossible to believe, but I’m self-admittedly a pretty “boring” person. Let me explain. When it comes to what I eat, 90% of my diet is the same; day in, day out. While I love experimenting with new baked goods for the blog/business as well as new dinner options, like my life depends on …

Sweet Potato Crunch Bars: Move Over, Pumpkin!

I want to start off by clarifying something that may be become misunderstood when reading this blog: I love Pumpkin. Love. It. Yes, it’s even capitalized there because THAT’S how important it is to me. BUT, I also have to say for the record, that sometimes pumpkin needs to take a seat, and let his other …

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 …