Chocolate Covered Bourbon Caramels

I know you are looking at this picture and thinking…I must have one of these caramels. I must. But first, you need to know the backstory.  I like a good backstory, don’t you? So let’s just dive right in, shall we? Chocolate Covered Caramels are waiting. Several years ago (well, about SEVEN years ago), I […]

Chocolate Covered Bacon Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Covered Bacon. Browned Butter. Chocolate Chips. Yeah…I put all of this into one delicious cookie. It’s baking season, and if you haven’t started already, I know you are about to this week. It’s such a fun time, getting together with friends and family, baking and celebrating.  It’s on our agenda all week, from Yule […]

Texas Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Homemade cookies aren’t just cookies. Cookies can do a lot.  Can mean a lot. They can be a time machine to easier days, or a magical transporter to help you forget your current troubles. Yes, sometimes, they are magic. A couple of weekends ago, my Rust had friends over to play a little poker.  Earlier […]

So I Made My Own Wedding Cake

Did you know?  I just got married.  That handsome fellow I told you about?  Mister Texas? Rust?  Yeah…I married him a few days ago, in the hotel where we met.  It was a perfect day, with close family and friends, great food, lots of smiles.  I count my blessings that I found him, and that […]

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream and Wok Wednesday Dumplings

Okay, stop the presses. Did you know there’s thing called Wok Wednesdays now? Yep…#WokWednesday.  To follow #TacoTuesday, which follows #MeatlessMonday. I really need to invent a day. Like #3OldPicklesAndCheesestickThursday, which, in our house, could literally be just about everyday, because I am the laziest dinner-maker I know.  I’m not sure what Rust must think of […]

Oreo Stuffed French Toast

As you may be aware, things have been a little stressful around here lately.  But…I’m getting back on my feet, getting out an about, and am steadily remembering that life is for living.  It’s time to be happy. Yes, sad things happen.  Bad things.  But there’s so much good out there too.  There are so […]

Girl Scout Brownies and Blondies

I’m back, kiddos, working again with Pillsbury to enlighten you to their new products based on…Girl Scout Cookies. Mmm. Yes, Girl Scout Cookies. We all have our favorites, I know.  My dad loves the peanut butter cookies.  I love the Samoas (Caramel Delites).  Almost everyone loves Thin Mints.  So when I learned that Pillsbury had […]

Girl Scout Cookie Cupcakes from Pillsbury

I was not a Girl Scout. I tried once, for one day. You see, there was a Welcome to The Girl Scouts, Come See What We Are Like Festival at my elementary school when I was 8. I went because my mom, at the time, was part of the PTA, which still to this day […]

Cookies and Cream Chocolate Milkshake

I have a skinny kid. I am NOT a skinny kid. However, I am hovering in the 40 year old mark, and both my growing kiddo and I need calcium.  It’s true.  We all need it, if we want healthy bones. I’m going to tell you a secret. I thought that crap I used to […]