Roast Turkey for Thanksgiving (or Anytime)

I didn’t eat much Turkey on Thanksgiving because my dad is severely allergic to turkey but I did roast a turkey my junior year of college. My best friends, Steven and Amanda were roped into my Thanksgiving madness and went … Continue reading

Decadent Salted Chocolate Chip Brownies

These are not the brownies your grandma baked for you as a little kid. These are not sickly sweet, barely chocolatey brownies. These brownies taste like a delicious chocolate bar and are flavored with espresso powder and Sel Gris. These … Continue reading

Banana Breeze Muffins

Let’s face it, living in Minnesota means that it is very cold for a very long time which means I think about vacationing to Hawaii or some other warm place a lot. Whenever I need to beat the winter cold … Continue reading

Creamed Onions

Are you looking for a vegetable side dish for your Thanksgiving feast? Look no further, because we have a great recipe: creamed onions. Creamy, cheesy, and topped with bread crumbs. These vegetables are sure to be a hit at your … Continue reading

Snickerdoodles

Stephen’s favorite Christmas cookies are snickerdoodles. I had never heard of these cookies when we started dating so I learned to bake them and made them for our first Valentine’s day. I didn’t know that making them with cookie cutters … Continue reading

Christmas Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Christmas cookie exchanges are just around the corner and one of the most popular cookies to have in your baking arsenal is the chocolate crinkle cookie. Chewy, fudgey, chocolate crinkle cookies are like bite size brownies which means once you … Continue reading

Fluffiest Buttermilk Biscuits

One of my earliest and favorite memories of my grandma Charlene was of her standing in the kitchen making biscuits. She made the most tender, delicious biscuits and her recipe has been a closely guarded secret. ┬áHer biscuits are the … Continue reading

Easy Tomato Soup

In the winter I like to eat a lot of soup and my favorite is tomato. It is creamy and fresh and goes so well with a half a sandwich. In the summer I make this soup with fresh tomatoes … Continue reading

Julia Child: Queen of Sheba Cake (Chocolate Rum Almond Cake with Chocolate Rum Glaze)

I love watching Julia Child and one of my favorite episodes is where she bakes the “Queen of Sheba Cake”. The cake is a chocolate cake with rum, almonds and of course, butter! Since I love all of those ingredients … Continue reading