Wine Tasting Highlights

Although I've already posted some previews of my birthday wine tasting picnic, I wanted to dedicate a post to highlight some of my favorite parts of the day- from the individual picnics to the out of this world cake my best friend baked me.  I was so lucky to spend my special day with some … Continue reading Wine Tasting Highlights


Berry Birthday Cake

When I turned 13, I had a joint birthday party with my then and now best friend, Nicole.  Of course, way back then bowling parties were the thing to do, so of course we had to have a big bowling party!  And if we were having a big party, we needed a big delicious cake- … Continue reading Berry Birthday Cake

Caprese Four Ways

As the lenten season comes to an end, I wanted to dedicate this post to my favorite meat free meal- caprese! Three basic ingredients with such a powerful, rich taste- how could you go wrong?  Here are four of my favorite takes on tomato, mozarella and basil. Take 1- in a salad: Combine sliced mozarella, … Continue reading Caprese Four Ways

Garlic Knot Rolls

Ever find yourself going to a potluck and wanting to impress the crowd, but you don't have the time to slave over a hot stove or bake those delicious cupcakes everyone always begs you to bring.  Well the solution is here!  These garlic knots are sure to impress any group- my friends didn't even realize … Continue reading Garlic Knot Rolls

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

  For whatever reason, some days I have an absolutely insatiable sweet tooth, no matter how good my self control is,  I will continue to hunger for something sweet and delicious.  I have found the answer to this problem with out breaking the calorie counting bank.  First off, how had I not known about this before?  Three … Continue reading Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes