Triple Ginger Scones with Orange Glaze

It was only last year that I tried a scone for the first time. I’d never even eaten one, let alone baked them from scratch. Scones have a bad reputation for being too dry and flavorless, but when I came across this recipe, my love for pumpkin won out over my fear of scones. Today,…

Summer Series: Cooking from My Garden

Is it just me, or is this year flying by at record speed? It seems like only yesterday that I was justifying my baking addiction as a way to keep the house warm by turning on the oven. (Not that I ever need an excuse to bake my favorite cookies or biscuits). Although the beginning…

May Cookbook Recap: Pioneer Woman Dinnertime

Good morning! While I haven’t done a great job of updating you, I’ve definitely still been cooking! Last night I even dreamed I was at The Merc getting Ree’s autograph, just in case you’re wondering where my head is at right now. When I chose this cookbook for the month, I envisioned stocking my freezer…

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

Good morning, friends! I’m changing things up a little with the format of my cookbook posts this month. I’ll aim to post a weekly recap of what I’ve been cooking, rather than sporadic, individual recipe reviews. This blog is a work in progress, so we’ll see how it goes! If you prefer one format over…

May Cookbook: Pioneer Woman Dinnertime

I’m cheating juuuust a little bit this month and going with a cookbook that I’ve actually used quite a bit, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime. I’m a huge Pioneer Woman fan. Her blog is one of the first that I can ever remember reading. I love it for her friendly, casual storytelling, whether it’s giving…

April Cookbook Recap: Dinner Just for Two

I loved cooking from Dinner Just for Two.  This month was especially fun because I had the chance to meet the author, Christina Lane, at a book signing. She even brought homemade espresso chocolate chip cookies to share. What could be better? Just writing this recap is making me sad about all the recipes I…

Mac and Cheese and Tater Tots and Nachos, Oh My!

Hello, hello! I’m still here and still cooking my way through Dinner Just for Two. I’ve been doing more cooking than blogging lately, which is certainly not a bad thing. It just means we have some catching up to do before this month ends and we are on to another book! If you’ve been following…

Oven Tandoori Chicken with Homemade Naan

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I enjoyed a delicious Easter brunch with family, and I even tried my hand at making this carrot layer cake. Decorating is really not my thing, so even making this simple cake was quite the adventure. I guess I just need to practice. More cake,…

Whole Wheat Herb Dinner Rolls

Today I’m featuring another recipe from a monthly baking challenge, this time from Sally’s Baking Addiction. This site is one of my favorite baking resources, and one of my goals this year is to participate in each of her monthly challenges. So far this year I’ve made bagels, chocolate truffles, and lemon bars. Last week…

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy Tuesday, friends! I’m still cooking my way through Dinner Just for Two, but I have been doing quite a bit of spring baking lately, so I’m pressing pause on the cookbook review for just a few days in order to share some spring treats with you. First up: these Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream…