Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

So far, January cooking is going well. I tried out my mom’s meatball recipe (would you believe I haven’t made plain meatballs before?) and it turned out well. For my second #cook90 dinner, I made this Chicken Enchilada Soup in the slow cooker. It’s super-cold in […]

Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail

Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail

Alex and I drink a lot of bourbon cocktails, ever since we went on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail for an anniversary trip almost 4 years ago. So we drink a lot of Old-Fashioneds, and occasionally a Manhattan, or a bourbon-peach cocktail that we drink often […]

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows are one of my favorite things to cook. You take ingredients that aren’t exciting on their own – corn syrup, sugar, gelatin – and turn them into something magical and completely different from what you start with. Plus, they’re really pretty easy. I […]

Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies

Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies

These Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies are seriously the best. They’re addictive. When I make these, Alex and I polish them off in about a day. Not only are they delicious; they take only 4 ingredients (5 if you top them with nuts), and you’re done […]

Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

I like pecan pie, but I don’t love it. Even at its best (and the pecan pie recipe I use turns out well whenever I make it), it’s a little too gooey for my taste. Pecans are my favorite nut, so I enjoy a slice, […]

Fudgy Bourbon Balls

Fudgy Bourbon Balls

I finally wised up and stopped making so many cookies and baked goods to ship to friends and family for the holidays. In 2015, I started making these fudgy bourbon balls as one of my food gifts. In every package I send, I give a […]

Maryland Fudge Cake

Maryland Fudge Cake

Every now and then, I come across the perfect recipe just when I am looking for it. Sometimes I see a recipe and think, “I should make that sometime.” Other times I come across a recipe and think, “I can make that tonight!” or “I […]

Nutella Cheesecake

Nutella Cheesecake

I was going to make something for a going-away party, and when I asked what the guest of honor’s favorite desserts were, her friends all said that she loved chocolate and peanut butter, Nutella, and the Brownie Cheesecake that I made last month. So it […]

Fudge-topped Sugar Cookies (Berger-style cookies)

Fudge-topped Sugar Cookies (Berger-style cookies)

A few weeks ago I came across a cookie recipe that I couldn’t stop thinking about. A sugar cookie topped with more fudge than there is cookie. Any time I had a snack, I knew it wasn’t those cookies, and I would wonder: why haven’t […]

Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars

The weather finally but briefly turned cooler in late September. We took advantage and drove an hour to pick apples. I don’t bother to use Amelia as an excuse. Sure, my 2-year-old had a lot of fun, but I go apple picking for me. I […]