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Black Pepper & Blue Cheese Gougeres

Hello friends!  I am still lost in my Smitten Kitchen cookbook.  I want to make EVERYTHING.  Deb (the author) likes to make things with interesting names.  Things that I have never heard of before.  These Gougeres (which I still cannot…
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California Ranchero Eggs

Let's talk about breakfast.  I love the weekends for many reasons but one of them is breakfast.  I can finally take my time and make a delish egg dish that is both tasty and healthy!  I got the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook for Christmas and…

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday everyone! I think 2013 is already pretty awesome. I am very happy and thats all you can really ask for in life isn't it? Today I wanted to share some of my favorites things of the moment so you can be happy too!! Favorite Friday…
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Lemon, Garlic & Rosemary Shrimp

Ready for an über healthy dinner that I created? Yay for shrimp! This recipe was quick, easy and delicious. I love shrimp scampi but it usually is just drenched in butter. This whole recipe only has a tablespoon of olive oil! It is the perfect…
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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy New Year!!  I am already loving 2013.  Which is weird because I have a thing about not liking odd numbers.  Although most of my major life accomplishments have happened in odd numbered years.... hmm I may be onto something here. …

2012: Year In Review

This year was major!!  2 FABULOUS things happend. 1- Moved into the beach house with sister and boyfriend. 2- Started this blog!!! Great year!!  Most of the excitement in this last year happened in the 2nd half.  Thanksgiving was…
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Maple Bacon Cookies

BACON!  It has taken me a while to jump on the "add bacon to everything" bandwagon, but the time has come!!  I had a pound of bacon and thought hmm... cookies.. maple... BACON!  I just took the toll house chocolate chip cookie recipe…
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Peppermint Bark Cookies

 So the cookie eating has expanded to candy and snack eating in general.  My office around the holidays is a danger zone!  Gift basket after gift basket full of chocolates, cakes, candies, meats, cheeses, crackers... I could go on and…
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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies!!! There are many similar yet different sugar cookie recipes out there, but let me tell you, use this one!  I may be biased because these are the cookies I grew up with, but they are just the perfect amount of soft and crispy…
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Chai Spiced Palmiers

Day 5: Hello wonderful people!  Tonight I made Palmiers.  I love simple yet impressive desserts.  Thanks to Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, you can make these sweet crispy delights in no time!  First thaw out the puffy pastry.  Then you…
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Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti

4th day of cookies!  I love cookies.  And now I love biscottis.  These bad boys are so cute and they are just perfect size for a treat.  But then I have 4 in a row...  Anyways These peppermint chocolate biscottis are so delish and…
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Ginger-Lemon Sandwich Cookies

The 3rd day of cookies is upon us and things are about to get real.  This mixture of ginger and lemon is so unexpectedly amazing.  I could ramble on about how great these are, but I have a bit of a cold and I fear I may ramble too much…