Loaded Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

chocolate caramel popcorn with marshmallows and pretzels

Popcorn with all the things is pretty much always a good idea. Gemma had plans to make this popcorn for Christmas Eve before Christmas holidays even came, but when little Jack arrived early it got pushed to the back burner as we significantly scaled back our offerings of food at family gatherings. Like, if we had […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Squares

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

We’re in trauma mode over here after family visiting from Australia had to go back to said land down under.  My kids got deeply attached to these “new” cousins, and, while I wisely distracted them with fun visits to other cousins immediately following the departure, I neglected to anticipate the sadness that comes with the […]

Homemade Caramel Corn

It’s funny how you can be married to someone for quite awhile and not really know them. Carl and I have had a couple informative conversations lately. You’d think my lack of athleticism or our significant height differential would throw him off more, but no, it’s really just my taste in food. Me: I just love […]

Mini Banana Muffins with White Chocolate Chips

Mini Banana Muffins

Commercials make me laugh.  I know people are all about the PVR and pre-recorded whatevers, but really, there is a lot of quality entertainment being missed out on. I saw one that actually made me laugh out loud the other night for deodorant that went like this: “In your busy day, the LAST thing you […]

Saturday Sweets: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

PB banana loaf

I feel like peanut butter and banana is a combination that is only acceptable to people who grew up eating it.  Has anyone taken up eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches in adulthood?  I’m still working on Carl – he makes disgusted faces every time he sees me eating a peanut butter and banana sandwich […]

Caramelized Bacon

Caramelized Bacon

I am aware that what I am showing you today looks a lot like the dog’s breakfast.  However, I can assure you with reasonable (if untested) certainty that caramelized bacon tastes absolutely nothing like the dog’s breakfast.  Although, if you gave this to your dog for breakfast, I imagine you would be slathered in adoring […]

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Dip

I’ve been seeing cookie dough dip variations everywhere lately, on Pinterest, other blogs, and even when hanging out with my big sister.  If you’re like most people I love, finding a way to legitimately eat massive quantities of cookie dough as an appetizer sounds like a great idea.  And you’d be right.  My sister makes […]


So I have no idea what day it is, ever. One week into being at home and all semblance of routine seems oh so long ago.  Now I’m understanding why my mom did laundry on Mondays and Thursdays, grocery shopping on Tuesdays, and housework on Fridays – she just needed something to mark which day […]

Mini Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

Just when you thought you’d already had enough of pumpkin, I’m here to tell you there is more pumpkin be explored!  More to be enjoyed! More to be baked!  Maybe this year I’ll even attempt carving a pumpkin for the first time in my life? Also, ’tis the season for pumpkin patches!  We ventured out […]