Category: Recipes

new england style clam chowder / cast iron pot review 8

new england style clam chowder / cast iron pot review

I recently received the opportunity to review one of Martha Stewart’s enameled cast iron pots. My dad helped me out with this one as he’s the one that made this really deliciously simply New England Style Clam Chowder. With just...

salted caramel apple galette with pink pearl and cortland heirloom apples 6

salted caramel apple galette with pink pearl and cortland heirloom apples

Fall makes me think of things like falling leaves and pumpkins and warm soups and apples. Apples! Sure, we can get apples year round but we don’t always get apples like these. I was recently given a few apples to...

caramel cracker cookies (make your own candy, put it in a cookie, woohoo) 6

caramel cracker cookies (make your own candy, put it in a cookie, woohoo)

I’ve made these chocolate caramel cracker things a lot – usually around Christmas time when I decorate them all up and give them away as desserts. Then one day I day a thought… what if I put that crazy candy...

grilled hot wings and homemade ranch dressing 7

grilled hot wings and homemade ranch dressing

The only thing I find interesting about football is football food. The  sport doesn’t hold my interest at all, while thoughts of delicious appetizers make me excited. Jake wanted to watch a Chargers game and asked if I would make...

banana cream pie with caramelized walnuts and grow bananas 12

banana cream pie with caramelized walnuts and grow bananas

I have a weird aversion to bananas. I think their texture is kind of weird. But I like them when they’re in stuff, so I’m not opposed to things like banana bread, or banana muffins or things like that. When...

strawberry delight for a hot summer’s day 4

strawberry delight for a hot summer’s day

The first time I ever had a dessert like this I was in the Midwest and it was made with blueberries instead. It was referred to as “Blueberry Delight” and I remember being a bit blown away by such a...

all you need is (mango) love – mango granita 2

all you need is (mango) love – mango granita

It’s been hot. The heat has made me thankful for tank tops, ice cold water, air conditioned movie theaters, and delicious frozen treats. And while it is super fun to go out and get some ice cream at a shop,...

snowcone cupcakes + lemon bars 5

snowcone cupcakes + lemon bars

The best thing about these cupcakes is that my co-workers all thought they were really snow cones. How awesome is that?! I saw the idea for this on justJENN’s blog and just tweaked it a little for my liking! I...

fresh corn salad 0

fresh corn salad

For the Fourth of July this year, I made a few things – including my standby, go-to potluck side dish, the pesto pasta salad. With summer in full swing, I wanted to do a fresh salad with one of summer’s...

caramel cupcakes with honey sea salt 4

caramel cupcakes with honey sea salt

At the end of June, our friend Chris flew into town from Tampa to spend a couple of weeks with us. For some reason that I don’t remember, I promised him baked goods on his first night in town. I...