Fruity Wine Jelly

I work for a local winery in Pennsylvania (Benigna’s Creek Winery), and March is wine trail season for us. During the month of March, our winery bands together with 12 other wineries to encourage customers to get out there and taste some wine. Most of the wineries have wine and food pairings each weekend, which […]

Ultimate Cash Giveaway – Win $800 to Celebrate Spring!

It’s finally spring. YAY! Okay, it’s been a little…un-spring-like…the past few days. But dudes and dudettes…there’s a change in the air. It’s staying lighter later. The grass is starting to re-green itself. The sun is peaking out from behind the clouds. And soon, it will be 80-degree days again, and I’ll finally be able to […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread #BreadBakers

When it comes to muffins, I’ll usually end up opting for another snack… unless they’re lemon poppyseed. Yum! I ate a lot of them in college because they were quick, cheap, and filling. Anything lemon poppyseed sounds yummy to me! Allison knows I love these lemony treats too. So when she told me the theme for this […]

Chocolate Earthquake Cookies #secretrecipeclub

I cannot tell you guys how excited I am that we got to SPRING FORWARD this weekend. I am so ready for winter to be done after the past month we’ve had here in southern Virginia. You expect this kind of thing in Pennsylvania, where my mom and sister live, but not here! Though I […]

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? […]