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...]

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...]

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...]

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

There is something so comfortably satisfying about a big warm bowl of creamy tomato soup on a lazy Sunday. I have a presentation at my old high school this week and I think all the preparation has got me seriously nostalgic for some of my childhood favorites - Tomato Soup. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. White Keds. And my Malibu Barbie with...Gymanstic Barbie's head. I was just as OCD efficient at 5 yrs old as I am now. I didn't want to take the time to change Barbie's clothes.. so I would change … [Read more...]

Mini Pecan Sticky Buns and Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Sugar Glaze

I have been in a sugar coma since about 3 o'clock yesterday. Actually I don't even know if you can call it a sugar coma. Its more like sugar dependency. These Spiced Pumpkin Cookies and Mini Pecan Sticky Buns are so good that my body is rejecting all other forms of food. Banana with breakfast? You mean banana bread right? Or oatmeal? But what about oatmeal cookies..... Worth it. I'll break the cycle when I feel like it. Probably never. TheseĀ treatsĀ are two FABULOUS new recipes from two new … [Read more...]