Fresh Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

8 days until Thanksgiving...! That means just 8 more days until Santa comes to Macy's, 93.9 Christmas Lite FM, and Starbuck's cute little Christmas cups... o wait. All of that has been up since October.. and I LOVE it. I'm sorry. Judge away. I'm one of those people that scours the radio looking for the first Christmas station. I watched Love Actually on Sunday. And there may or may not be a Christmas ornament sitting on my coffee table....   I'm of the more is better mindset and … [Read more...]

Sparkling Pear Cranberry Cocktail and my 2 year Blogiversary!

ZOOM!   Ok sometimes it crawled...maybe even made a few U-turns., but I seriously cannot believe how incredibly fast these past 2 years have flown! I look back and it is so crazy to think of how much has changed since my very 1st post on November 5, 2011. CRAZY.   New jobs...new apartment....new friends...new KitchenAid mixer (Yeaaah!) thank God still same dog...! But so many new things and awesome experiences and I am SO blessed that I get to share each and every step of … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Happy day-after-Haloween!   There is only one way to cure that candy hangover.... and its obviously with some more sugar. I like to live by the Sunday brunch bloody mary rule...booze + booze = no booze. Same goes for Snickers bars. I'm pretty sure...   ...Hmm....no...... definitely. I created this recipe for the fabulous Stephie from Eat Your Heart Out. I'm guest posting on her blog today so click HERE for the link to her super delish website and also to see my recipe … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Mmm...mmm...I LOVE pumpkin bread. And if you're reading this post I know you're right there with me. There are exactly 12 zillion billion recipes for pumpkin bread on the internet and I literally cannot stop myself from clicking on any and every recipe I find.   I would be the world's worst lab rat. I'd be that one stuck in the cheese maze for life  with absolutely zero conditioning skills. They would dangle a piece of cheese in front of a trap door and I would literally take … [Read more...]

Brie, Roasted Turkey, and Pear Panini

Holy moly this week got crazy. Crazy good. Crazy bad. A little sad. And a lot, a lot of LOVE.   My amazing, brilliant, grandpa passed away this week. He battled Alzheimer's for over 8 years and I have never seen a more graceful fight in my life. Alzheimer's tries to take everything away from you, and even until the end it couldn't take his heart, I'm so happy he gets to rest now... and hopefully find the most kick butt Old Country Buffet up there in heaven (go figure the gourmet … [Read more...]

Halloween Graveyard Oreo Brownies

 BOO!   How cute is he?? I am a firm believer that Halloween should be reserved for friendly ghosts, Glinda the Good Witch, Disney Princess costumes, and free candy for all.   No thank you to Mr. Scary Clown...creepy house at the end of the street...and movies rated higher than PG- 13. I will never ever forget my first (and ONLY) Haunted House...after surviving at least 6 back to back heart attacks and a possibly sprained ankle from jumping sky high at ever corner... I MADE … [Read more...]

Mini Apple Crumble Pies

I just had the most FUN catering event this week! It was complete dessert spread - fall themed. My favorite.   Twist my arm... um...YES I will make pumpkin cupcakes...mini apple crumble pies... maple sugar cookies...double chocolate thumbprints. And then I will eat it all. I am in a self induced sugar coma, recovering from a week of cookie taste testing and a crazy yesterday of party execution.   I am like a one woman jam band at the moment trying to orchestrate some … [Read more...]

Skinny Mini Apple Crisps

  Mm..mmm! Apple crisps are the epitome of Fall. I know Pumpkin is usually the popular kid on the playground but lets not forget who is first to recess! It is apple season guys and ALL I want to eat are apples. Especially those covered in buttery crumble and baked warm with cinnamon....and maybe some ice-cream. I'm sorry but this post it 100% selfish... it was Friday... and I really just wanted apple crisp. Like really, really bad. All week my mailbox was stuffed with cooking … [Read more...]

Vegan Honey Dew Green Monster Smoothie

  I swear Green Monster Smoothies are like the Starbucks of all smoothies. They are e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. EVERYWHERE guys! You can even make them to order, just like your nonfat no whip skinny latte.... I'd like mine light spinach, little honeydew, no pineapple. K thanks.   A simple search on the internet will crash your computer with thousands of recipe combos. And I know I'm a little late to the game but I really wanted to create a version that I personally love. And doesn't … [Read more...]

Make-Ahead Mini Muffin Pizzas – Back to School

Can you all believe its already mid August?? I've been trying to live in denial that summer might actually end, but Famous Footwear and Old Navy will just not give it a rest. So. many. back to school commercials going on.   Which isn't entirely depressing... I love fall. Love boots, changing leaves, football tailgates... my birthday... :)   But most of all (totally not surprising), I love fall food. We start getting back into some comfort food - and there is nothing more … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

I am SUCH a condiment girl.   Ketchup. Honey Mustard. Mayo... Miracle Whip (forget those commercials that make you pick sides). I dip french fries in honey. Eggs in salsa... eat mayonaise and tomato sandwiches....so its only natural that one of my favorite foods on earth are Chicken Fingers. The holy grail of dippers.   The only problem is that most chicken fingers you find at restaurants are battered, deep fried, and loaded with calories. With a 2 am Wendy's run as an … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Blender “Ice Cream”

So today's recipe is kind of AWESOME. I'm so excited about this one guys!   Like the kind of awesome that lets you eat cool creamy peanut butter banana ice cream in less than 3 minutes....For 100 calories per serving. With no dairy. Totally vegan. No added sugar. And tastes AMAZING.   Pretty much kicks butt.   I was kind of embarrassingly inspired by that Yonanas banana ice cream maker... you know what I'm talking about?? I have this problem with … [Read more...]