Lemon Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Icing {A Tribute to Aunt Roxanne}

Today’s post and recipe are dedicated to my cool Aunt Roxanne. Every girl needs a “cool aunt.” When you are younger, your cool aunt takes you to her neighborhood pool, where you sip Fresca,...

Parmesan Baked Polenta with Tuscan White Beans

Run away with me. Sure, we only just met, but I knew from our first encounter that we were destined for a lifetime of bliss. With you, I feel so comfortable and complete; it...

Thai Spice Crispy Edamame

Appetizers are the socially acceptable method to spoil your appetite. Not being able to polish our plates because we overdid it on our host’s pre-meal cowboy caviar and crostini is met with sympathy and...

Boyfriend Brownies (Caramel Brownies) Recipe. Fabulous and fudgy, it's the perfect sweet treat to end a romantic dinner!

Boyfriend Brownies {Caramel Brownies}

I am the loathsome sap who loves Valentine’s Day. I buy heart-shaped sprinkles; I bring Tweety Bird valentines to the office; I wear pink. Most importantly, I bake caramel Boyfriend Brownies. My purchase of...

Soft-Whole-Wheat-Raisin-Pretzels-Recipe

Soft Whole Wheat Raisin Pretzels

Today, we are taking a little excursion. We have two destinations: the local mall and my first-ever guest post at the blog Liv Life. Let’s start with the mall: Forget Macy’s, Old Navy, and...

Cajun Jambalaya

Cajun Jambalaya

Bust out the accordion, the clarinet, and the trombone, because we are throwing a New Orleans-style dance party, preferably in the street! Of course, if your outdoor temperature du jour is a “Feels Like”...

Chocolate Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Chocolate Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Despite my sincerest efforts, I do not care for red velvet cake. I don’t hate it. I don’t love it. Overall, red velvet gives me a quantitative reaction of meh. Honestly, I’d rather lick...

Ultimate Lean Beef and Pepper Chili

Ultimate Lean Beef and Pepper Chili

I am plotting to host a chili cook off, purely so that I can win first prize. Due to my conspicuous absence of athletic coordination, the fact that I never raised livestock, and my...