• Southern summer sipper

    peach bourbon cocktail

    While I’m (obviously) a proponent of drinking cocktails year round, there are some drinks that just taste better in the summer. This is one of those cocktails: fresh peaches squeezed into a pitcher with lemon juice, bourbon, jalapeno simple syrup and a few sprigs of thyme. Perfect for sipping on the screened-in porch. Thank you […]

  • Frosted chocolate animal cookies

    frosted chocolate animal cookies

    One of my awesome co-workers, June, recently had an incredibly adorable baby boy. But before she left for maternity leave, we had a shower at work to shower her with love… and cookies. The decorations for the shower were zoo animals, so I decided that frosted animal cookies — like the pink and white kind I […]

  • Nutella brownies and a Snacknadium

    nutella football brownies

    As much as I enjoy putting together layer cakes or intricately decorated cookies, sometimes you just need a recipe that only calls for two ingredients and a few minutes of work. This is that recipe. I wasn’t totally sure how they were going to turn out, because Nutella + eggs = brownies seems too good […]

  • Sriracha chicken wings

    sriracha chicken wings

    Chicken wings are one of those food items that everyone in the world except for me (and vegans) feel is necessary to eat while watching sports. I am perfectly happy to make something for everyone else, but since I hate Buffalo sauce and Sriracha is kind of a thing right now, I thought Sriracha wings […]

  • Beef, bacon, and beer chili

    beef bacon and beer chili

    While I don’t think there’s every been a time in my life that I didn’t like chili dogs, I’ve never beeen big on eating just chili. I realize that puts me in the minority, of course, but it means I usually don’t make chili unless I need to feed a crowd. Of course, Super Bowl […]

  • Valentine’s Day baking

    ombre-hearts

    I have a ton of things to share with you in the next few weeks, but since it’s Valentine’s Day weekend, I thought it might be helpful to put together a few ideas for baking projects. Sweets for your sweetheart, if you will. Two-ingredient Nutella brownies: Do you have eggs, a jar of Nutella, and some kind […]

  • Hangover remedy

    hangover cure

    As much as I’d like to think I’m still 23, the headaches I get the morning after several cocktails — or even two glasses of wine — make it very clear that I am not. And while there are several things you can do to avoid a hangover without swearing off margaritas forever, sometimes I get a […]

  • Snickerdoodles

    snickerdoodles

    I was so busy in the weeks leading up to Christmas this year that I didn’t get a chance to bake ANY Christmas cookies at home! Luckily, I had a chance to whip up some snickerdoodles at my mother-in-law’s house, so we had something to leave for Santa. These snickerdoodles are pretty simple to make, […]

  • Pecan praline cake

    pecan praline cake

    I know this time of year is all about cookies, but this cake is too good not to share. It’s impossibly light and fluffy, covered with a delicious caramel-y pecan topping. The idea came from a recipe card included in a Christmas gift we received, but I decided to make cake from scratch instead of […]

  • Navy Blue and Gold margarita

    meyer lemon margarita

    We had every intention of going to Philadelphia for the Army-Navy game this year, but we waited too long to get tickets. So instead, we decided to have a party at our house. Along with the beer, pulled pork and macaroni and cheese, I thought we needed a Navy-themed margarita. Luckily for me, Meyer lemons […]