Coconut Cream Pie

When my husband and I were first married his family had a lot of get togethers. He was the youngest of five children, and everyone was starting to have kids, so it was always somebody’s birthday. His mom’s coconut cream pie was requested quite often. It was piled high with the luscious cream filling and […]

Beef Bolognese with Asiago Cheese

One cannot talk about Beef Bolognese without talking about Julia Child. If there’s one word that describes Julia, it is: fearless. “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child I love how she wasn’t afraid to make waves and try new things. […]

Chocolate Almond Spritz Cookies – My Happy Accident Cookies

Sometimes the best recipes are happy accidents. One time, for example, I made a pie with iced coffee because I forgot to pick up milk at the store, and now that’s how I make the recipe every time! This recipe came into existence because my boyfriend Jeffrey is super nosy! I was in the cookie […]

What’s for Dinner: February 2015 Meal Plan

We’re back with another meal plan! Can you believe that 2015 is already 1/12th over? I’m still writing 2014 everywhere, and it’s February. At least I got my Christmas decorations down in a timely fashion this year. One year, I actually contemplated just taking the ornaments off the tree and decorating it for Valentine’s Day, […]

Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad (Plus, a $50 Giveaway!)

Today I am posting an old recipe from my family that has been passed around and revised to suit our tastes. Aren’t those old family recipes the best? (Plus, scroll to the end to enter a $50 giveaway!) This old fashioned macaroni salad is a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe (like our PA Dutch Pot Pie). The […]

Grandma’s Drop Sugar Cookies

Growing up, it was rare to find store bought cookies in our house. It was even more rare to find them at Grandma’s house. Cake, cookies, pies… whatever treats she had on hand were homemade. Cherry pie, frosted brownies, and these drop sugar cookies are some of her staple treats. Grandmas are the best, aren’t they? […]

Orange Sesame Beef

Confession time: we order Chinese food at least every other week. We’d probably order it every week, but we always have lots of leftovers. I know, I know. I’m a food blogger. Why order take out when I can whip something up myself? But truth be told, I just haven’t been able to replicate some […]

Easy Chocolate Kahlua Souffle – Made in Your Blender!

This year, we spent New Year’s Eve with Jeffrey’s family in Alabama, which was a fun change of pace. I love being around friends and family to ring in the new year! Everyone brought drinks to share, and we sat around the campfire chatting and watching the neighbors set off fireworks. I brought hot chocolate […]

New Year’s Rockin’ Cash Giveaway: Start 2015 Off Right With $500!

Happy New Year, y’all! I can’t believe that it’s 2015 already. I feel like just yesterday, we were ringing in 2014. I say that every year, though. I’m teaming up some of my blogging friends to bring you a pretty awesome giveaway – $500 right to your PayPal account. Now that’s what I call a […]

White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Snaps: Home Cooked Love from Pennsylvania

Christmas is always bittersweet. I love being able spend time with our families in Pennsylvania and Alabama, as well as our adoptive family of friends in Virginia. But it feels like we just get to town when we have to leave again. I hate leaving my family. But I can’t complain too much. Even though […]