Maple Vanilla Latte

What better way to start off the day than with a delicious homemade Maple Vanilla Latte. My barista techniques are very amateur (to say the least). However, this recipe rocks! It’s EASY, no need to make any special syrup, because you have your syrup (maple syrup). πŸ™‚  Yes, it’s very easy to make your own … [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Pie

My husband’s grandmother had a knack for making the best, out-of-this world pies. Elaborate pie crimping was her fortΓ©. They were picture-perfect, never burnt, no cracks, never a soggy bottom, just so beautiful you were almost afraid to sink your teeth into them.  However, before we were married, that wonderful husband-to-be of mine told his … [Read more…]

Mexican Lasagna

I came across a recipe for taco lasagna, and suddenly the lightbulb went off. Or maybe it was more like fireworks, We love Mexican and Italian dishes, but I never thought of putting the two together. I couldn’t wait to try my hand at the best of both worlds.  I was inspired to mix-up a … [Read more…]

Pear Rum Dum Cake

I’m all about old-school and being nostalgic…like say for instance, rum cake. Rum cake is a dessert classic, one of those blasts from the past kind of things? Your grandma probably made rum cake, didn’t she? You remember, it was a divine, scrumptious Sunday dessert. Well, I’m here to tell ya why we must bring … [Read more…]

Crispy Yet Fluffy Pumpkin Waffles

I’ve been making everything pumpkin this month. Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin butter, pumpkin soup…I’ve had some winners and losers. Sometimes I just have to go back to the drawing the board, before I get it right. I should start a section on the flops, you would laugh and roll on the floor for sure.  … [Read more…]

Scalloped Potatoes

At our house, a fan favorite side to any meal has to be scalloped potatoes.  It’s like crazy chaos when these potatoes show up at the dinner table. In fact, I can’t believe how fast they disappear. My t-rex family, suddenly forgets about meat, and devours these addictive potatoes.  My mom would often serve scalloped … [Read more…]