Fun and Festive St. Patrick’s Day Treats

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up this Sunday, I thought I’d collect some of my favorite dessert recipes all in one place. You’ll notice a theme with these – they are almost all flavored with either mint or Bailey’s Irish Cream. Those are definitely things I think of when I think of St. Paddy’s Day….

Goat Cheese Biscuits

A few days ago my husband asked if I was still working on my cookbook challenge and then kindly reminded me that I’d yet to make anything from Bread and Wine this month. (Well, I believe his actual comment was, “So, that Bailey’s snack mix, that’s not from Bread and Wine, is it?”. Since I…

Mint Chocolate Swirl Bark

Chocolate bark is one of the easiest, tastiest treats you can make and requires just a few simple ingredients. I often think of chocolate bark only around Christmas time. This is when my family traditionally makes festive red and white peppermint bark topped with crushed candy canes. I look forward to it every year! This…

Bailey’s Irish Cream Snack Mix

Happy National Cereal Day! Yes, it’s a real thing. There are so many food holidays these days that it’s impossible to keep up. While they may seem a little silly, I will take any chance I get to celebrate – especially when there’s food involved! With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I thought it would…

March Cookbook: Bread and Wine

March is here and I’m continuing on in my challenge to cook from a different cookbook each month. This month I’ve chosen Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes. Written by Shauna Niequist, this is so much more than a cookbook. This is a book about hospitality and the…

February Cookbook Recap: Comfort and Joy

With the start of a brand new month, it’s time for a recap of my experience cooking through Comfort and Joy: Cooking for Two during the month of February. This book was a fun place to start for my cookbook challenge. Christina’s recipes are straightforward and easy to prepare. I love how relatable she is,…

Bacon Parmesan Biscuits

When I saw this recipe for Bacon Parmesan Biscuits, I immediately knew it would be something I would try. Biscuit-making is a technique I want to work toward perfecting. I don’t have a great track record with making them from scratch. I’ve tried lots of methods, some with milk or buttermilk, butter or shortening, and…

Soft and Chewy Gingersnaps

I typically think of gingersnaps only around the holidays. In fact, they are one of my favorite cookies to bake at Christmastime for family and friends. It was fun to make these in February and feel the return of the warm, comforting memories evoked by these spicy molasses cookies. When making these Soft and Chewy…

Banana Bread Bites with Chai Whip

Some people see brown, overripe bananas as a problem. I, however, see them as an opportunity – a very delicious opportunity. Whether in bread, chocolate chip muffins, or blended up in a smoothie, I never have a shortage of ideas for utilizing this leftover fruit. A couple of weeks ago, I ended up with just…