Lemon cookies
desserts

Lemon Cookies With Vanilla Glaze

When I first started to make these lemon cookies the other day, I used a base that was similar to how I make sugar cookies. I wanted the dough to be rolled out like sugar cookies, but the dough didn't shape up to make that happen. The lemon juice and the baking soda gives these… Continue reading Lemon Cookies With Vanilla Glaze

Blueberry muffins
breakfast, vegetarian

Blueberry Muffins

My boyfriend had some blueberries that needed to be used, so of course I said I'd take them to make blueberry muffins. I'm kind of addicted to these. I might even be eating one right now before bed. My boyfriend said it's the best blueberry muffin he's had in a long time (he's probably a… Continue reading Blueberry Muffins

parmesan & basil orzo
sides

Parmesan & Basil Orzo

This is a great recipe for fresh basil. My boyfriend has a few basil plants, so it was nice to be able to go right outside and clip off some leaves. This is also a really good recipe for summer. It's still a warm side, but it's also very light. We had this with the… Continue reading Parmesan & Basil Orzo

garlic & herb whipped potatoes
sides, vegetarian

Garlic & Herb Whipped Potatoes

I served these under braised short ribs on Christmas. I went heavier on the red wine and lighter on the beef stock than what I have previously done for braised short ribs, so I will have to post that recipe soon, too. I also made these on New Year's Day using a different flavor of… Continue reading Garlic & Herb Whipped Potatoes

cupcake
desserts

Spice Cupcakes with Apple Pie Filling and Cinnamon Buttercream

I needed a dessert other than pie to make for Thanksgiving. I was originally going to make a spice cake, but I opted for cupcakes because they're easier to distribute (and grab and go). This recipe uses a boxed spice cake mix as the base to save a few steps, but I disregard all of… Continue reading Spice Cupcakes with Apple Pie Filling and Cinnamon Buttercream

desserts, disaster, vegetarian

Great Aunt Corrine’s Fudge

I used to love eating this as a kid. I took it to school as birthday treats instead of cupcakes many times. It's not as soft as traditional fudge, but so delicious! As my mom says, it's a tricky recipe, but so worth it. I had to call mom part of the way through to… Continue reading Great Aunt Corrine’s Fudge

Charleston Chews
desserts, vegetarian

Charleston Chews

Charleston chews are one of my favorite things. No, not the candy. This is like a brown sugar blondie thing and it's delicious! I always wait to have them when I'm in Charleston because I've been afraid of being disappointed in my own version. I don't need to be afraid of that anymore! They weren't… Continue reading Charleston Chews

sides

Mashed Potato Casserole

Someone gave me a recipe for a twice baked potato casserole. I liked the concept of a twice baked potato casserole because you don't have to fool with re-stuffing the potato skins. I was planning to make that, but I didn't have the right potatoes. Plus, that recipe didn't have cream cheese, and I decided… Continue reading Mashed Potato Casserole

bread, sides

Honey Yeast Rolls with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter

We had a big group over for Easter yesterday, so of course I cooked a lot. I'm still getting the hang of coming up with my own bread recipes, and I didn't want to risk an experiment with a big crowd. So, I used this recipe for honey yeast rolls from Southern Living. These rolls… Continue reading Honey Yeast Rolls with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter

desserts

Mini Chocolate Cakes

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I had a party yesterday afternoon and needed a quick and easy dessert to make. I was already running behind schedule. I had some chocolate pound… Continue reading Mini Chocolate Cakes