Butterscotch Cupcakes with Butterscotch Icing

Show of hands, who here has/had a grandmother whose pockets and/or purse always seemed to have a few Werther’s Original butterscotch candies in them? That’s what I thought… everyone in the world can put your hand down. These cupcakes pack all of the punch of a Werther’s Original and then some. I actually found the […]

Mini Red Velvet Cookie Cups

Back in February, I made Itty-Bitty Strawberry Cookie Cups for #FoodBloggerLove, and the recipe was such a hit that I tried out some other flavors too. My husband Jim loves red velvet, so of course mini red velvet cookie cups went over really well in our house. He wished they weren’t so tiny, but that’s […]

Whole Foods Gift Card Giveaway!

Confession: I love Whole Foods a little too much. It’s like the grocery store version of Disney World! When I lived up in PA, I always got excited to go to Wegmans, and I was super bummed when I found out that Wegmans didn’t extend south to where I was moving. But then I found […]

Herb-Roasted Veal with Blackberry Balsamic Sauce #ReVEALingExcellence

This post is sponsored by Cedar Springs Veal. I have a confession to make… Before creating this recipe, I never in my 31 years on this planet made or even eaten veal! Growing up, my dad was a butcher. His dad (my grandfather) started a butcher shop called Boyer’s Meats, and I think everyone in […]

How to Make Cheesecake Filling for Cake

When I originally started writing this blog post, I called it “Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling.” But let’s be honest. This recipe is all about the cream cheese filling, which tastes just like cheesecake baked in the middle of your bundt cake. The chocolate cake recipe doesn’t actually matter, because it is just […]

Irish You Were Here! St. Patrick’s Day Party Recipes

Like I mentioned in my last post, we host a huge St. Patrick’s Day party every year, because my neighborhood does a big block party and parade. No a little dinky parade either. We’re talking several hours of marching bands, step dancers, floats, and more. The parade route is over a mile long and thousands […]

Rainbow Fizzies (Non-Alcoholic)

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and we have a huge party every year. Our neighborhood had a giant parade followed by a block party, so it is really fun to set up tables of food on our front porch and meet everyone as they walk by. My sister and dad come down […]

Flourless Coconut Oil Brownies (No Dairy, No Sugar)

A few months ago, Jeffrey and I decided to have some friends over, as we often do on weekends. Since he’s ex-Navy, a lot of our friends are single military guys, which means they don’t get home-cooked meals or baked good very often. I love cooking for the boys! And stealing their keys when they’ve […]

Smoked Turkey Panini with Avocado Mayonnaise Spread

I’m a huge fan of turkey paninis, but I don’t own a panini press. But did you know that you can make paninis at home – really delicious paninis – without owning a press? Recently, I got the chance to try Oscar Mayer Selects Natural Applewood Smoked Turkey lunch meat, and I knew it would […]

35+ Pink & Red Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day weekend is finally upon us! Jeffrey and I are having a low-key weekend at home, but I something kind of fun this year. Every year, I make him some kind of yummy dessert for Valentine’s Day, and usually I just let him choose something from the blog or one of my Pinterest boards. […]

Caprese Salad with Sweet Balsamic Reduction (Plus a Giveaway!) #FoodBloggerLove

When I think about Valentine’s Day, I think about chocolate and strawberries and… salad? Okay, I usually don’t think about salad… but what if it is a luscious, decadent caprese salad with a sweet balsamic reduction drizzled over thick slices of ripe tomato, fragrant basil leaves, and of course, fresh, creamy mozzarella cheese. Now that […]

Itty Bitty Strawberry Cheesecake Cups (Plus a Giveaway!) #FoodBloggerLove

Today, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with these Strawberry Cheesecake Cups and #FoodBloggerLove – all about showing our fellow food bloggers a little of the love they deserve (plus, there’s a giveaway too…keep reading!). Everyone participating switched names, and we were lucky enough to get matched up with Jessie Weaver aka the Vanderbilt Wife. I want […]

Best Ever Authentic French Silk Pie (Plus a Giveaway!) #FoodBloggerLove

I first got to know Sheila from Life, Love, and Good Food during #Choctoberfest 2015, a little chocolate-themed virtual event we organized back in October. So, when we pulled her name for #FoodBloggerLove 2016… we got excited! 😀 #FoodBloggerLove is a virtual event for food bloggers where we spread a little love and introduce you […]

Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Dip

This Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Dip recipe was given to me by a family member over 30 years ago, and I still make it at least a few times every year. The dip reminds me of a thicker version of the dressing that is put on an Amish macaroni salad. It has diced onions, bell […]

Sweet Potato Pie: Date Night with My Southern Sweetheart

When I first started dating my now-fiance, I asked him, “What is your favorite dessert?” Hey, I’m a food blogger! It’s an important question. My heart sank when his answer was sweet potato pie, because I’ve never made a sweet potato pie in my life. Chocolate cake, sure. Apple dumplings, no problem. I’ve made dozens, […]

Easy Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

My grandma likes making Boston Cream Pie, and I can remember fondly having a big slice during birthdays or holidays. Recently, I was having a few friends over for a night of board games and Rock Band (yes, we are super dorks, haha), and I decided that I was in the mood for some Boston […]