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”

Christmas Lights Cookie

Christmas Lights Cookie! My inspiration for these cookies came from a Disney snow globe. My son loved Disney characters as a child — this Mickey & Pluto snow globe has been a part of our holidays since he was a little boy (sheesh, I’m old 🤫😩).  Notice the decoration on the bottom of the snowContinue reading “Christmas Lights Cookie”

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking the season bright! Warm, delicious, chewy with slightly melted morsels 😋 There are a variety of amazing flavored cookies but making the classic chocolate chip holds a special place in my heart — baking memories with my Mom, Grandmom & my son!  My go to recipe for National Cookie Day (today) and holidays : )Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Spread on the cran! Simple & delicious… sweet & tarty cranberry sauce.  Are you a cranberry can-fan? I was until this happened : ) Homemade! The aroma! Fresh cranberries need sweetness — add a variety of vanilla, brown sugar, pomegranate, orange juice or a cinnamon stick. I chose this recipe with cinnamon to share withContinue reading “Homemade Cranberry Sauce”

Homemade Cornbread

Sweet cornbread! Honey, butter or both? Fluffy, slightly sweet & dangerously good with melted butter or drizzled honey on top : )  A perfect side for holiday meals or barbecues. My Grandmom was a southern lady who loved her some cornbread.  I’ve made several cornbread recipes over the years — this particular recipe includes honey.Continue reading “Homemade Cornbread”

Apple Pie with Decorative Crust

Bake on! Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg ….the sweet aroma filled my kitchen. One year ago, I made a salted caramel apple pie. The flavor was amazing, the presentation was not. I was disappointed and knew it could be better. As much as I love to bake, making decorative décor is a challenge. That should be aContinue reading “Apple Pie with Decorative Crust”

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate and strawberry bliss! My Mom’s “magical” jello popped into my mind. She used to make jello squares and pour heavy cream into the jello mix (including water); placed them in the refrigerator and a couple hours later, 2 tone jello… creamy on top and jello on the bottom. Our family and friends used toContinue reading “Chocolate Mousse”