Two apple and cranberry blondies stacked
desserts

Apple & Cranberry Blondies

I needed to make a non-pie dessert for Thanksgiving again this year. Last year, I made these spice cupcakes with apple pie filling and cinnamon buttercream. I didn't want to do a cake this year, but I also wanted to do something unique. I thought about cranberry white chocolate chip blondies, but I also really… Continue reading Apple & Cranberry Blondies

Chicken chili in a bowl
chicken, lunch box, main courses, slow cooker, soups

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

We had a rainy, chilly day last weekend. I needed to go out and run some errands, but I also had a couple of house projects I needed to start. A friend asked me to bring tools over to help her hang some things in her house, so I did that too. I wanted something… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Crispy roasted brussels sprouts on a serving platter with serving fork
appetizers & snacks, sides, vegetarian

Parmesan & Garlic Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I recently asked my social media followers for some recipe requests. One of the requests was for more vegetable recipes. I make veggies a good bit, but I'm not so great at remembering to write down the recipes so I remember to blog them. I'll try to get better at that! I was out to… Continue reading Parmesan & Garlic Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

beverages

Lemon Meringue Pie Martini

I was invited to a pie party last week. I made a red wine braised short rib pot pie, but I also wanted to bring a pie-themed cocktail. The cocktail was a huge hit, and everyone was saying, "Woe, this really does taste like lemon meringue pie!" Unfortunately it was dark outside when I made… Continue reading Lemon Meringue Pie Martini

Rosemary & mozzarella corn muffins
bread, potluck, sides

Rosemary & Mozzarella Corn Muffins

My riding club had a horse show a few weeks ago. Several chapters of the club get together for the show, and we usually have a chili potluck lunch. I signed up to bring a crock pot of chili and some cornbread. I was scrambling to get everything together for the show (for me and… Continue reading Rosemary & Mozzarella Corn Muffins

Red wine braised short rib pot pie
beef, main courses

Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pot Pie

I was invited to a pie-themed party this weekend and wanted to make something unique. I was torn between a beef bourguignon pot pie and a short rib pot pie. I decided to go with the short rib pie because I knew I could do the short ribs well. I decided to incorporate some saffron… Continue reading Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pot Pie

Chicken noodle soup with peas, carrots, and green beans in a bowl
chicken, lunch box, main courses, soups

Chicken Noodle Soup

I came down with a bad cold a few weeks ago, and thankfully it only lasted for a few days. My wonderful boyfriend made me tea with lemon, honey, and whiskey, which I swear is better than any cough syrup out there. Being sick of course also called for chicken noodle soup. This also reheated… Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup

Hot chocolate cupcake
desserts

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

I was trying to come up with a unique chocolate recipe in preparation for my guest appearance on the Conversational Chaos podcast. The Rage Monster (one of the podcast's hosts) requested something chocolate. I warned him that I was making something experimental, and if it didn't turn out, at least it would be a fun… Continue reading Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

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Podcast: Conversational Chaos, Edition 30

I was a guest on the Conversational Chaos podcast recently. I had a lot of fun recording with Jason and the Rage Monster. We talked about lots of food-related things, and I brought hot chocolate cupcakes for them to try (which I have yet to blog, so I'll have to update this post accordingly when… Continue reading Podcast: Conversational Chaos, Edition 30

Blood orange pomegranate rum punch - cocktail in glass with floating orange slice
beverages

Blood Orange Pomegranate Rum Punch

I make cocktails to distribute to adults during trick or treating on Halloween. Last year I made an apple cider cocktail, and the year before that I made a bloody mary. I think some people come to my street first because they know I give out cocktails! I wanted to do something with dry ice… Continue reading Blood Orange Pomegranate Rum Punch