Mini Caramel Apple Pies

I love fall! I love apples! I love pie! That’s why a certain recipe for apple pie cookies caught my eye as I was perusing the web for fall recipe inspiration.

Roasted Tomato Sauce

“The process of roasting the tomatoes made the house smell of sweet tomatoes and garlic that lingered all day. From start to finish this recipe is a treat for the senses.”

Super Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

When I was younger my mama and I would meet at this little place called Pie-full Delights. We would order huge salads and huge pieces of pie and chat for hours about our week. The pies were always delicious and mouthwatering. Not only did I love the fresh pie but I also loved the delicious…

Chocolate Hazelnut Snickerdoodles

I love blogging! It gives me the ability to outlet my artistic passion for food through cooking, writing and photography. All while being able to be home and available to my always energetic 3 year old. I admit there are times when it can be very precarious getting out to that new restaurant or trying…

Mini Omelet Sandwiches on Buttery Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

First I would like to start off by sharing some wonderful news with all of you. My husband and I are expecting a baby in the Spring! We are beyond excited and our son Aiden can’t wait to be a big brother. This big brother is also developing a big appetite just like his Mommy!…

Simple Basil-Parsley Pesto

I’ve always dreamed of having an herb garden. Being able to step out into your yard and pick fresh veggies and herbs to feed your family sounded perfect. My hubby helped me make my dream come true. For Mother’s Day he built me beautiful planter boxes so I could plant broccoli. Then he set up…

Meme’s Fresh Strawberry Pie

Hello friends! Sorry it’s been so long since my last post. This summer has been crazy with parties and weddings! Things have finally settled down for a while so I’ve been cooking (and baking) up a storm again. Last week I actually got to bake in the kitchen with my Mama. It was wonderful, relaxing…

Dark Chocolate Goat’s Milk Ice Cream

Last week my family and I visited Urbana’s Market at the Square. It’s the largest open air farmer’s market in Champaign, Urbana and it grows larger every year. I love Farmer’s Markets! The vibrant colors of fresh flowers and produce visually intoxicate me, and I enjoy all of the hustle and bustle of the people buying…

Grilled Corn Salad

Here in Illinois we have an abundance of beautiful golden corn. Luckily, it’s my favorite vegetable and I never tire of trying it in new ways. For our Mother’s Day cookout last weekend I wanted to do something a little more complex than just corn on the cob. I needed some inspiration. I began flipping…

How to Make Compound Herb Butter

My husband made me and our son a beautiful feast for Mother’s Day today! Everything looked and tasted so delicious and fresh. It was the perfect Sunday meal to end our Mother’s Day together. We had a grilled corn salad, I’ll tell you more about that another day, sautéed mushrooms, mashed potatoes with cream and…