Cream Cheese Brownies

Cream Cheese Brownies

I used to think I didn’t like cream cheese brownies. I like my brownies the traditional way – soft and chewy, and without any “extras” mixed it, unless it’s extra chocolate of course. However, I ran across this recipe for cream cheese brownies in my...

Homemade Bagels

Homemade Bagels

There is not much better than a homemade bagel fresh out of the oven.  I couldn’t believe how good these were. They tasted so fresh and chewy! This is actually the third time I’ve made homemade bagels. For the first batch, I wasn’t a...

Classic Guacamole

Classic Guacamole

A few weeks ago, our local grocery store had avocadoes on sale for $1 each. Of course, I had to buy a couple. I love avocadoes on sandwiches and we ate quite a few paninis with avocado slices that week! It wasn’t until I was...

Lemon Cream Pie

Lemon Cream Pie

If you’re looking for a dessert that’s perfect for Spring, look no further. This lemon cream pie is light, smooth and creamy, and the perfect mix of sweet and tart. The crust is made of crunchy gingersnaps which gives the pie a spicy taste...

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this pancake recipe before now! We absolutely love pancakes in this house and these classic buttermilk pancakes are our favorite. These are the pancakes I grew up eating. My mom has made this exact recipe for as long...

Chocolate Cloud Frosting

Chocolate Cloud Frosting

I have been in a cupcake mood recently! Most of you don’t know this, but I actually have a little side business selling cupcakes in Grand Rapids! My cupcake business is called Morning Glory Sweets and I have been hard at work coming up...

Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

I used to think I didn’t like baked oatmeal. I am very particular about the way I eat my oatmeal, and somehow the baked version just didn’t taste quite right. Then I read a wonderful book on hospitality  (this one, if anyone’s interested!) and the author...

Creamy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

You probably can’t tell from the pictures, but this stovetop macaroni and cheese is incredibly creamy. Not only that but it came together very quickly. In fact I’m pretty sure it doesn’t take much more time than cooking up a box of Kraft mac...

Mango Giveaway {Closed}

Mango Giveaway {Closed}

As I mentioned in my mango ice cream post, Whole Foods was nice enough to send me a whole case of mangoes to play around with. And lucky for you, one reader gets to win their own case! The case consists of Mexican Ataulfo mangoes,...

Mango Ice Cream

Mango Ice Cream

I have quickly become obsessed with mangoes. Whole Foods was nice enough to send me an entire case of Ataulfo mangoes and I can’t get enough of them! They are so sweet and their texture can only be described as buttery. Mike, who incidentally...