Devil’s Food Holiday Whoopie Pies…and a Giveaway

I like easy things. I especially like easy things that are delicious. Whoopie Pies are delicious. Now – Whoopie Pies, or rather, Devil’s Food Holiday Whoopie Pies, are both…easy AND delicious. This is all thanks to Pillsbury and their Celebration Starters. Say what? Yeah, go with me on this one. Box Mix.  Embrace it.  It’s […]

Holiday Gifts: Barnes & Noble (and a Giveaway!)

I love a bookstore.  Seriously, just adore it.  The smell of the paper, the ink.  The people perusing the aisles, stopping to read from the center of a novel, or finding themselves enthralled by the picture of a cake on page 42 of a cookbook. It’s comforting. This weekend, I dropped in to Barnes & […]

Bourbon Brine Coffee Rubbed Turkey…and a Giveaway

Bourbon, Coffee, and Turkey.  Sounds like a delicious nap waiting to happen, don’t you think? All good things.  Bourbon is so flavorful, soothing, and people put it in their coffee (smart people, anyway) and both bourbon AND coffee SHOULD be a part of your Thanksgiving turkey prepping plans. I said so. So, turkey prepping needs […]

How To: The Perfect Turkey

My Mom never taught me how to make a turkey. Did yours? Despite the fact that every year in my existence she’s made turkey for Thanksgiving, I was never shown how.  Maybe I never asked, maybe I never cared, maybe she was so busy prepping a meal for 50 that showing a child the tricks […]

Thanksgiving Desserts

I’m freakishly busy. So busy, in fact, I can’t even make you a dessert. But…worry not, I’ve made LOTS of desserts, and therefore I have LOTS of desserts that will make your Thanksgiving dinner delicious. Truth. Let’s start with this Candy Apple Pie. I’ve shared it here several times, and with good reason…it’s incredible.  A […]

Slow Cooker: Holiday Ham with Tropical Flair

I feel kind of special here today. Reynolds – you know – Reynolds, the people who make aluminum foil and such and have access to big foodie brains and labs and professional culinary geniuses – asked ME to make a recipe for them. And a video.  To put on Epicurious. THE Epicurious. Gasp. I’m pretty […]

Cream Cheese Brownie Buttercream

No joke. Cream Cheese Brownie Buttercream. To me, one of the very best brownies is a cream cheese brownie.  Fudgy and tangy and sweet and…not on my diet but, well, maybe it’s on yours.  I also love my version of homemade buttercream, which is made mostly of butter, and umm, cream.  Sugar, butter, cream. So…I […]

Halloween Cocktail…Vampire Mist

I don’t care what anyone says…this drink is crazysauce.  Nay…awesomesauce. I’ve been wanting to do a drink with dry ice for a long time now, so when Dixie Crystals asked me for a spooky cocktail, I knew it was time. Vampire Mist. Sweet. Sassy.  Perfect drink for a Halloween party, or really, any party.  I […]

Sweet Bunny and Chick Round Up!

Okay, okay, it’s more than just bunnies and chicks.  But it’s a fun Easter themed round up, and it’s got some really cute ideas. I really wanted to so a collection with a few things I think would be excellent for carting off to the school party.  It’s tough, being the class mom, but some […]