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!

Blackberry Pie Bars Cooking View
Blackberry Pie Bars

When I planned the menu for Caroline’s birthday party, these bars were something of an afterthought.  They helped round out the dessert portion of the menu, adding another berry treat … Read More

story time: caroline’s second birthday party
story time: caroline’s second birthday party

Somehow it seems time has gone and played its tricks again, and our precious baby girl is no longer a baby at all.  Suddenly, she’s a big girl.  A big … Read More

things i’m loving lately: march/april edition
things i’m loving lately: march/april edition

Here’s a peek at what I’ve been loving in March/early April! Just a few quick brushes with warmer weather have made me ever so anxious for spring and summer wardrobe … Read More

Oatmeal Cream Pies Cooking View
Oatmeal Cream Pies

Throughout my childhood, our pantry had a near constant supply of various boxed snack cakes.  Dad did an incredible job cooking for us practically every single night, but when it … Read More

roasted red pepper pasta with kale & feta Cooking View
roasted red pepper pasta with kale & feta

When I first began learning to cook, back in my college apartment with a couple of random cookbooks and a few recipes printed from the interwebs, I was aaaallll about … Read More

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