Raspberry Jam Bars

  I love Ina Garten. This post might as well be called ‘ an ode to Ina”. I adore everything about her….even her button down shirts – that are tailored made just for her (why do I know this?) – with the popped collar – which makes me think of spring break and the cruiseContinue reading “Raspberry Jam Bars”

Orange Pecan Olive Oil Cake

The holidays are long gone, resolutions have been made and broken, snowmen have been built and hills have been sledded, the Super Bowl has been won and lost, and the groundhog has seen his shadow…Dear Winter, all that is exciting during your months (and I am including a large mean fat rodent checking out hisContinue reading “Orange Pecan Olive Oil Cake”

Chocolate Pistachio Coconut Cookies

And here we go again.  I haven’t posted much in the month of January.  I blame Disney and Tim Riggins. Ok, fine, just Tim Riggins. I am not bragging, but I just finished the entire series of Friday Night Lights (thank you Netflix) in 1 week…and I am rounding up to 7 days, because itContinue reading “Chocolate Pistachio Coconut Cookies”

Peanut Brittle Blondies

Happy New Year’s Eve! So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night, 2012.  Let’s be honest… this isn’t a good-bye forever…I will continue to write you on checks and various other papers until at least February.  I mean, just last week, I wrote 2010 on a receipt at the car repair shop, so I am guessing I will seeContinue reading “Peanut Brittle Blondies”

Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread

Wowza… What a whirlwind of a few days.  Am I right?  Holidays always leave me feeling like I just ran 20 million 100m sprints and all I can do is stand with my hands on my knees gasping for breath…when I know that if I stand with my hands behind my head, that air willContinue reading “Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread”

Chocolate Chip Pistachio Pound Cake

Any pistachio lovers out there?  What a qui-dinky-dink.  Me too. Not long ago, I was able to pick you/we pistachio eaters out of a crowd.  Those red fingers were  a dead give away.  Anyone know why they dyed them red?  I am fully aware that a quick Google search ‘why were pistachios dyed red?’ wouldContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Pistachio Pound Cake”

Polenta w/ Gorgonzola, Toasted Walnuts, & Honey

I had this for dinner and seriously contemplating eating the leftovers for breakfast. And by seriously contemplating…I mean I am dead set on it.  It’ll be good at 5am, right?  No?  Maybe? Wait, what?!?  Gorgonzola cheese is not your cup of tea before noon?  Hmm….Fine. I understand.  My stomach is weird.  I can eat anythingContinue reading “Polenta w/ Gorgonzola, Toasted Walnuts, & Honey”

Apple Spice Cake with Walnut Brown Sugar Glaze

Windows open.  Cool crisp air seeps into the house.  My feet are oddly chilled and I search for a pair of thick socks.  I enjoy a few deep breaths, the evening fall air filling my lungs and giving me a bit of a rush.  A warm cup of coffee warms my hands as I gazeContinue reading “Apple Spice Cake with Walnut Brown Sugar Glaze”