Salted Caramel Bacon Bars

Yes… It’s Fat Tuesday and what is more appropriate than salted caramel? I’ll tell you, it’s BACON! These decadent bars will knock the socks off of your guests and will be gone as soon as they hit the plate! The perfect combo of salty/sweet and crunchy/chewy! I cut them relatively small because they are so…

Cinnamon Candied Pecans

These pecans or, DEEZ NUTS (It never gets old!) are the easiest candied nut that I have ever tried. Not only are they super simple, but they are freaking delicious, yo! They are great in salads, as dessert toppings or all alone. Perfectly crunchy, they make an easy grab n’ go snack! I’m not going…

Skeleton Treats

The skeleton rises on halloween. Emerging from the ground to walk the earth for one haunted, creeping, calorie filled night of the year! Ok, I’m talking about sweets! Three treats in one, actually! These adorable cookie concoctions can be as simple or as “from scratch” as you like. Send a tray of them to school…

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ok, perfect for me. I LOVE a soft and gooey, nearly cakey CCC. I played around with the sugars and the butter, and I believe this is the best combo for that tender, milk-thirsty morsel. Ok, hold up… I think I just felt my milk let down. “Tender milk-thirsty morsel”? Is that sentence about one…

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Mousse

In my hometown of Stockton, there was a restaurant that was an old style quintessential steak house. Classic steak dishes with an Italian flare. Dimly lit with candles on the tables, a waitress with a transparent beehive and a smokers rasp, was likely your server. This place, was called Stockton Joe’s. My dad loved this…

Orange Spiced Cashews

Nuts! Or in this case, legumes… I love cashews. Buttery and sweet these things don’t last long in our house. I made deez nuts for our trip. I’m writing this from our flight to Orlando. We are about to spend the next weekish in the “happiest place on earth”! Well, I don’t know about happiest……

Spiced Zucchini Bread

Every year my mom, aunt and grandma would gather during the holidays and have a baking/candy making extravaganza! It was a sight to behold and the sheer volume of their goods was enough to feed an army. The yield from this day known only as “Candy Making” has been a staple in my holiday life…

Pomegranate Orange Scones

My big kid LOVES a good scone. In fact, given the choice between a scone and most any other pastry, we will always go with the scone. He’s even become a scone critic. He wants crumbly but not dry, sweet but not cloyingly so… He’s nine. What the hell, kid? Eat a muffin and shut…

Fat Tuesday: Caramel Corn Butter Cake

Yep! You read that right, I said Caramel Corn Butter Cake! I can’t think of a more delicious sounding sentence, can you? We had a work event and I wanted to bring something especially decadent… This fit the bill. The buttery flavor of the bundt cake, the caramel topping, combined with the caramel corn was…

Super Simple Cayenne Caramel Corn

One of my grandmas was not amazing in the kitchen. I didn’t realize that until I was an adult. I LOVED her food, mostly because when I was there it was prepared with me in mind, specifically. When I was with her, I felt very secure and very loved. I could be silly and could…

Fat Tuesday: Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Mindful Monday was about the time I spent with my girlfriends. Fat Tuesday is going to be about something I fed to them. My girl, Wendy was feeling┬áthese bars. Just like the name suggests, there is some butter in there. If you cut these up like you would a pan of brownies, you would end…

Affogato and the The World’s Easiest Ice Cream

I have been excited about sharing a recipe that included this ridiculously simple ice cream. Three ingredients, no machine, no cooking and no eggs. homemade ice cream has never been so attainable! The Rock Star loves espresso… His coffee consumption is quite calculated in fact! Starting the morning off right, getting over the midday hump…