Maple Cinnamon & Ginger Roasted Pears

The perfect pair 😉 Drizzled maple syrup, warm spices and topped with vanilla Greek yogurt! Do you like poached pears? I make this sweet treat throughout the year because it’s sooo darn delicious. A sheet pan shot was my original vision however, it was a hot mess 😬 I adore photographers dark-charming food shots so…Continue reading “Maple Cinnamon & Ginger Roasted Pears”

Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberries! Bananas! Chocolate Morsels!The best way to use up overripe bananas ….bake banana bread of course : ) What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries are my absolute favorite. I snacked on a couple prior to baking 🤫 Summer flavors can be enjoyed anytime of the year! This combination was right up my alley — I’veContinue reading “Strawberry Banana Bread”

Creamy Tuscan Salmon

Salmon! Cream! Fresh Vegetables! Pan-seared salmon, cherry tomatoes & spinach in a garlic Parmesan cream sauce : ) I love salmon! It’s a favorite so, I’m always searching for new ideas. This recipe is tasty, healthy’ish + it’s ready in 30 minutes 👏 Do you like salmon? The holidays are over and ☹️ My son’sContinue reading “Creamy Tuscan Salmon”

Kentucky Butter Cake

Happy New Year 🎉 Buttering up the New Year with a Kentucky Butter cake. It’s sweet, vanilla’ish with a perfect poundcake texture : ) First bake of the year! Kicking 2 0 2 0 in the bundt 😉 I cooked a few “lucky” New Year’s foods including a ring-shaped cake. It’s scrumptious and infused withContinue reading “Kentucky Butter Cake”

Maple Roasted Carrots

Maple! Brown butter! Carrots 🥕 Tender roasted carrots in a garlic brown butter sauce : ) I hope you had a wonderful & safe holiday! Need a simple go-to side dish? I absolutely love roasted vegetables — the sweet & savory flavor combination compliments the carrots perfectly. So irresistible! I’m ready to make them again😁Continue reading “Maple Roasted Carrots”

New York-Style Cheesecake

Classic Holiday Cheesecake! Dreamy, creamy deliciousness on a homemade graham cracker crust : ) Are you cheesecake obsessed? My first attempt baking cheesecake {20 years ago 😫} was disappointing with several cracks Lol. Important tip, do not over stir/beat the cream cheese mixture. I speak those exact words while beating the scrumptious mixture. Keep yourContinue reading “New York-Style Cheesecake”

Baking Spirits Bright

Gifting goodness! I baked a variety of cookies to share with Santa, family & friends {see previous post}. This classic chocolate chip cookie recipe is our absolute favorite : ) I postponed baking our favorite cookies to make them {+ holiday memories ☺️} with my son & his fiancé. Unfortunately, our plans changed due toContinue reading “Baking Spirits Bright”

Christmas Cookies

Happy National Cookie Day! I hope you are staying safe & well. I’ve been busy baking, baking, baking 😁 and ready to share a few Christmas cookies…. Who loves holiday baking? I do : ) Our house “believes in the magic” ~ I have fond memories baking cookies for Santa with my son. He addedContinue reading “Christmas Cookies”

Be Present

Not good-bye, see you later! After careful consideration, I’ve decided to step back from the fantastic foodie world. I need/want to be the best possible {mentally & physically} for special occasions throughout my small family including my son’s wedding next year : ) I started the blog as fun, a healthy outlet & for myContinue reading “Be Present”

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! It’s National Dessert Day ~ layers of chocolate cake, mousse & topped with chocolate ganache : ) Do you love chocolate? I wanted to dive straight into the Ganache & mousse bowl 😁 Both can be prepared ahead of time — it’s tempting to sneak a few spoonfuls 😉 The first biteContinue reading “Chocolate Mousse Cake”