Some of my earliest memories take place in my childhood kitchen. I'm settled up on the countertop, feet swinging, as my dad rolls out the pie crust dough made from my great-grandmother's secret recipe. There's a chill in the air signaling it's Thanksgiving or Christmas, and everything feels a bit magical and special. Baking might [...]
Rainy Day Kid’s Activities: Toddler Edition
May has been so hot, so early in the year...until last week, when it started sporadically storming throughout the day. The weather apps can't keep up, and neither can we. One minute it's blue skies and sunshine, and thirty seconds later it's flat-out pouring rain while the sun is still shining.Since spending any length of [...]
Baking the Semi-Homemade Way
Hey, friends! You can check out my latest post with the Knoxville Mom's Blog here. Learn how to bake with your kids- without the time-suck and huge mess!
Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
There's possibly no food combination I love more than peanut butter and chocolate. It's just so right, you know? So one day I had a hankering for brownies, but felt like they could really use some peanut butter. So I crafted this little recipe! Let me know what you think, if you bake a batch [...]
Apple Pie Bars
We'd been purchasing a variety of pastries from Costco and Kroger for J to take to work in the mornings, since he doesn't typically have time for breakfast at home (sleep deprivation thanks to two small kiddos is to blame for that!). I realized during one of our weekly treks around the bakery department that [...]
Best. Cupcakes. Ever.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you made Red Velvet Cupcakes with an Oreo bottom, a mini Reese's candy in the middle and topped it with Oreo Whipped Frosting? Thank goodness my friend Kelsie did, and we made them. We've dubbed them R Squared Cupcakes (Red Velvet Reese-Oreo). And they are delicious.It all [...]
The Baking Odyssey Goes Modern
A dear friend of mine was kind enough to share her recipe for Key Lime Cake Balls. She made them, I got addicted to them and then I just had to have them! I tried the recipe out to great success. Well, kind of. They tasted delicious and only half of them were not so [...]
The Baking Odyssey Begins: Day 1
The Baking Odyssey is my journey back into the world of baking. And I don't mean with assistance from Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines, where you only have to add eggs and veggie oil and pop it in the oven. I mean real, true, honest to goodness, made from scratch and terribly bad for you [...]