Chicken and Black Bean Empanadas

Savory. My blog ‘tagline’ promises sweet AND savory bakes but my sweet tooth takes over more times than not. But these empanadas, or hand pies as some people call them, were so popular at my son Adam’s Grad Party that I decided that it should be the next recipe that I type up and share. I’ll…

Dogs need treats too!

I think most people would agree that sleeping is more fun than baking. I would agree if I were a sleeper. I just don’t sleep much, even when I’m tired. My brain flicks on and wakes me up long before it should. And when my asthma flairs up like it has recently, I don’t sleep…

Perfect Cranberry Cake

I love when I go to the grocery store and see bags of FRESH cranberries in the produce section. Once I see them, I know baking this cake (or multiple cakes) is on the horizon! It always goes on my Christmas trays of cookies, candies and treats. My husband LOVES this cake and waits all…

Gingerbread for construction AND eating!

Making gingerbread houses before Christmas every year is a tradition for a lot of people. My kids don’t get into the construction of the houses but they have always LOVED to decorate them with all types of candy and colored royal icing. Their houses were always cute and colorful but, I’ll be honest…The first couple…

Melt in your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

I finally did it, guys. I’ve been holding out and holding on to summer for as long as I can. I’ve been baking with berries and peaches and anything that reminds me of summer. But it was time. I broke out the pumpkin. Resistance was futile, especially when I woke up the other day at…

Holding on to summer!

I’m not ready. The calendar just switched over to October, there is a chill in the air when I let the dogs out in the morning and the sun doesn’t even peak over the horizon until 7 am.  All signs that winter is fast approaching. So I decided to make ice cream. Not just ice…

Johnny’s Doughnuts

Every Saturday morning for years, my husband would go to the local doughnut shop and come home with a box that everyone would jump into for breakfast and then snack on throughout the day. We lived in a small town, right down the road from where we live now and EVERYONE went to the Doughnut…

There is actually a National BACON Day?!?!

If you are anything like me, you hear about National This-or-That Day and chuckle that someone actually named a day (or sometimes an entire month!) after some silly thing that you hardly pay attention to. But now that I am writing a food blog, I fell like I should take these things more seriously! I…

It’s almost fall and apples are ready for picking!

You don’t have to wait for ‘apple season’ the way you do with a lot of fruits.  You can almost always get fresh apples at any store.  Try that with my favorite rhubarb and you will be sorely disappointed! And most people have apples on hand for school lunches or afternoon snacks. I eat a…