My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Caramel Spiked Pumpkin Pie Cooking View
Caramel Spiked Pumpkin Pie

Over the years, I have made more versions of pumpkin pie than I can count.  I have made practically every recipe from every reliable cookbook and website that I love. … Read More

Cabernet Braised Short Ribs with Chard and Orecchiette Cooking View
Cabernet Braised Short Ribs with Chard and Orecchiette

The cold weather months are not my favorite.  On weekdays I’m out the door before the sun rises and then I’m rushing from the car to daycare to car to … Read More

Creme Brûlée Cupcakes Cooking View
Creme Brûlée Cupcakes

Creme brûlée is one of the ultimate classic desserts.  It has such a reputation of being aaahhh-mazing, and people are always gushing about how wonderful it is.  I had never … Read More

Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake with Butterscotch Pecan Filling Cooking View
Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake with Butterscotch Pecan Filling

I first made this cake five years ago, back in the early days of this blog.  Now as I reflect on that time, I realize it was probably one of … Read More

Creamy Chive Potatoes Cooking View
Creamy Chive Potatoes

Like it or not, November has arrived. These days I would really prefer to skip right past November and move straight into December. (If you are a relatively new reader … Read More

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