Easter Sticky Buns

Do you ever get the urge to do something you know just isn’t good for you? You know, like going out for drinks at a happy hour that turns to late night drinks when you have to get up early for work the next morning. Or lounging on your couch all day watching movies when … Continue reading

Chocolate Truffles

I have a confession to make. I. Love. Chocolate. Like, really love chocolate. Might be one of my top 5 favorite things to eat…and in life in general. I found this recipe for chocolate truffles online and decided that I just had to give them a try. I used a combination of bittersweet and semisweet … Continue reading

Cookies for Santa: Gingersnaps

Rounding out my Christmas cookies this year are gingersnaps. Shocking, I know, another recipe with ginger. (Yay!) These are delicious and extremely easy to make – hurrah! I put 1 1/2 HEAPING tablespoons of ginger in this dough, and they turned out perfectly spiced. If you’re perhaps not as big a fan of ginger as … Continue reading

Cookies for Santa: Alfajores

If I could choose how I die, I would definitely choose death by alfajores. Yep, death by a sugary, butter-induced coma doesn’t sound to shabby to me. Did I mention that these cookies are sandwiched together with dulce de leche? That’s right, caramel sauce! You can buy dulce de leche at most grocery stores (Whole … Continue reading

Cookies for Santa: Mexican Wedding Cookies

These are one of my all-time favorite Christmas cookies, and oh man, are they deliciously rich! I’ve seen several different names for these cookies, but my family has always called them Mexican Wedding Cookies, so that’s what I’m sticking with. I had never actually made these before myself (my mom always made them), and I … Continue reading

Easy Eco Christmas Wrap

Brown paper packages tied up with strings…these are a few of my favorite things! I decided to reuse some of the brown paper grocery bags I’ve collected this year to wrap Christmas presents. It’s a great way to save a little cash (wrapping paper can get pricey!) and put an eco-friendly stamp on your holiday … Continue reading

Ginger Champagne Cocktail

Yep, it’s ginger again. Can you sense a theme here? Ginger is one of my all-time favorite spices, and when I saw this cocktail recipe, I had to give it a try. And just as I thought – delicious! And as a bonus, these puppies are only 150 Calories a pop! I’ll drink to that. … Continue reading

Cookies for Santa: Orange Gingerbread Cookies

I don’t usually like to push addictive substances on people, but you’re gonna get hooked on these cookies. I’m serious, they’re addicting. These are probably the best gingerbread cookies I’ve ever tasted, and the sublime combination of orange zest and spices makes them super unique. Plus it’s an incredibly easy recipe! Butter, sugar, and orange … Continue reading

Handmade Holiday Cards

‘Tis the season! This year I decided to try something different and make – yes, make! – my Christmas cards. I usually buy funny Christmas cards from one of my favorite paper stores, but this year I thought, what the heck, I’ll try making them myself. I’m not gonna lie, it was a lot of … Continue reading

Holiday Favorites & Cranberry Sauce

I don’t know about you, but I’m still full from Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday. Yes indeed, that was one delicious – and bountiful – meal! My mom did most of the cooking this year, and I assisted as sous chef. We (mostly she) made prime rib with a horseradish crust, Brussels sprouts with bacon, roasted … Continue reading