Maple Bourbon Candied Pecans

Oh Nuts! Sweet bourbon roasted pecans ….yes please : ) A great snack, topping for ice cream or add to a salad. If you have never made roasted nuts, you should. They’re simple to make and so much better than the pre-made store package. I’m a huge sweet n’ salty fan — this recipe willContinue reading “Maple Bourbon Candied Pecans”

Farfalle with Spinach, Caramelized onions and Butternut Squash

What’s for dinner?… bow tie pasta with lots of veggies and a creamy parmesan sauce. Yum! Did you know farfalle is also known as farfalloni or farfalline? An Italian style recipe with a touch of Autumn. I love everything about this dish : ) I roasted the butternut squash with salt & brown sugar forContinue reading “Farfalle with Spinach, Caramelized onions and Butternut Squash”

Mini Cheesecakes

National Dessert Day! This is one of my all time favorite desserts. Rich, smooth, creamy cheesecake with a buttery graham cracker crust : ) My first cheesecake attempt 20 years ago was a baking fail 👎 . All it takes is practice! This dessert doesn’t last long in my house due to a bunch ofContinue reading “Mini Cheesecakes”

My Chili Recipe

A little chili! Chili aka con carne — a simple yet hearty meal. Chili is a perfect Autumn or Winter dish to cozy up to! One reason I love chili, making extra to freeze for another day. The leftovers taste even better! Thick, chunky, flavorful without being too sweet or spicy … definitely not theContinue reading “My Chili Recipe”

Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

Going bananas! A simple & delightful recipe that is perfect for breakfast or dessert. I woke up to a gorgeous morning — sunshine, hot cup of coffee and a slice of banana-licious bread : )  It’s sweet treat with or without the maple glaze. Golden brown edges plus bursting banana flavor inside. Yes! I commonlyContinue reading “Banana Bread with Maple Glaze”

Apple Cider Cookies

Do you like chewy or hard cookies? My Pop Pop loved hard-crunchy cookies. I prefer a soft chewy center  : ) I can’t believe how fast the summer days flew by. Which leads us to my favorite season in 13 days, Autumn! The leaves are starting to change, football officially started, caramel apples arrived andContinue reading “Apple Cider Cookies”

Glazed Rainbow Carrots and Green Beans

Rainbow carrots : ) Have you tried them? I think there’s a subtle difference in flavor. Fun facts — one person consumes over 10,000 carrots in their lifetime. Carrots are the second most popular type of vegetable after potatoes. I’ve made brown sugar glazed carrots in the past and wanted to try something new. BalsamicContinue reading “Glazed Rainbow Carrots and Green Beans”

Gruyere Thyme Rolls

Easy homemade dinner rolls! I purchased crab legs (one of my favorites AND a big thanks to Labor Day sales)!! I wanted to add a little something on the side. So, I baked up these guys.  I couldn’t resist dipping a couple of pieces into the butter & it made the roll extra yummy. IfContinue reading “Gruyere Thyme Rolls”

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake! When I was a little girl, I liked the Strawberry Shortcake cartoon so much. As an adult, I like the dessert even better. In the past, I’ve made this dessert in a trifle bowl — known for its pretty presentation. Layering a mason jar “nicely” with custard and strawberry glaze was definitely aContinue reading “Strawberry Shortcake”

Happy Day Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Live, Love, Bake! You know the saying, stressed spelled backwards = desserts. Bake your world a better place. I do! There are several healthy benefits that come from baking & cooking. Clearly not everyone will agree…example my son. He assists at times but it’s not something he enjoys. For me baking relieves stress, stimulates senses,Continue reading “Happy Day Cake with Chocolate Frosting”