Author: Julie

Coconut Caramel Sandwich Cookies

Coconut Caramel Sandwich Cookies

This recipe brought to you by…my husband’s family, who gave these spur-of-the-moment cookies their collective thumbs up at a recent birthday celebration. Apparently, me craving something coconut, but needing to use up some caramel as well, was fortuitous. And this, friends, is how blog posts […]

Pear Cheddar Walnut Bread

Pear Cheddar Walnut Bread

This bread reminds me of a fall cheese board someone might serve at a party-except in bread form. Juicy crimson pears, sharp cheddar cheese, and crunchy walnuts are all things I’d pile on my little appetizer plate, so it just made sense to pile ’em […]

Loaded Quinoa & Chicken Nachos

Loaded Quinoa & Chicken Nachos

Loaded…wait-what? If quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) isn’t on your food radar, you better upgrade your system. This super grain (actually it’s a seed, but scientists call it a “pseudo-cereal”, which has me imagining Fruit Loops trying to disguise themselves as Wheaties, lol) is all the rage […]

Double Pumpkin Monkey Bread

Double Pumpkin Monkey Bread

We’ve been experiencing fall-type weather already, at least in the mornings. Fall=pumpkin, at least in my mind. This Double Pumpkin Monkey Bread is full-on pumpkin in flavor, and a little less sweet than a lot of monkey bread recipes, so the pumpkin remains the star […]

Easy Baked Lasagna

Easy Baked Lasagna

Summer changing to fall means comfort to me. As in comfort food.¬†Toasty casseroles, steaming bowls of soups, and heartier pasta dishes make for cozy, comforting meals after football practices and homework marathons-not to mention going to and from work in the dark. This baked lasagna […]

Autumn Apple Cheesecake

Autumn Apple Cheesecake

Are you starting to collect recipes for upcoming holiday meals? Maybe it’s just me, but I like to serve different things each year, as much as I can get away with it. Especially when it comes to desserts. There are so many good choices-why eat […]

Animal Cookie Truffles + Video

Animal Cookie Truffles + Video

My first recipe video! Yay! Also, this is a verrrry simple sweet snack recipe, and I know you don’t really need a video for it-but because you’re all kind folks, you’re indulging me. Thank you. Because I need to start out practicing on simple recipes […]

Easy Bruschetta

Easy Bruschetta

How are you enjoying fresh tomatoes this summer? Bruschetta is one of my favorite ways to eat tomatoes, period. Probably because it involves bread-and I can’t think of too many things I wouldn’t eat alongside bread. In fact, bruschetta in it’s purest form is just […]

Brown Sugar Meringues

Brown Sugar Meringues

Guys, I’m just popping in here quickly to share these meringue cookies that look like I slaved all afternoon over them, when I was really painting a bathroom. And re-painting a bathroom. Because when I paint the ceiling I tend to get a bit of […]

Tex-Mex Pie

Tex-Mex Pie

Meatless Monday, your daughter just announced she became a vegetarian five minutes ago, or you forgot to thaw meat for dinner-just three reasons (besides the fact that it’s delicious) to make this Tex-Mex pie this week. It still packs protein from eggs, milk, beans, and […]

Chocolate And Butterscotch Layer Cookies

Chocolate And Butterscotch Layer Cookies

Cookies you can make without a bowl (or spoon)? That require no, nada, not one bit of mixing? That are chocolatey, butterscotchy, lick-your-fingers melty delicious? Yes, please, I’ll have one-or more. The truth is I almost didn’t bother to blog these because I figured everyone […]

Blueberry Brown Sugar Biscuits

Blueberry Brown Sugar Biscuits

These easy drop biscuits are my new breakfast BFFs. And snack BFFs. A non-traditional brown sugar dough, juicy blueberries, lemon glaze, no rolling or cutting-what’s not to love? Grab some blueberries, a lemon, and buttermilk at the store-and put those canned biscuits back. JUMP TO […]