Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing

Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing
After church this past Sunday, while my little munchkin Jack was taking a nap, Michael, Major and I all took to the sofa to relax and unwind. It had been a long week, and frankly, the downtime was welcome. I don’t get too much of it, and to just sit, and do NOTHING was nice....

A Norwegian Breakfast

A Norwegian Breakfast
  I’m a creature of habit. Extreme habit. Some may say I don’t enjoy change AT ALL, and that would be all too true. This includes more than just moving, changing stuff around the house, or something drastic along those lines. I get into grooves, and patterns and it’s hard to get out of them....

Chicken Pesto Pasta – AKA Ally Special Dinner

Chicken Pesto Pasta – AKA Ally Special Dinner
Earlier this month, my best friend since 5th grade, Ally, left her icy home in Maine to attend the almost-as-cold Women’s March down in Washington D.C. with our friend Beth, and you know what THAT meant?   It meant that I was able to see her! WOO HOO! I was SO excited, and it was awesome getting...

Raspberry Upside Down Cake

Raspberry Upside Down Cake
“I really want cake… A decedent cake. If I’m going to eat cake, I want the calories to mean something, with something really awesome. Something really good. Hey, Siri? What are some really good cakes?” This was real life the other night. My husband really wanted a cake, something GOOD to satisfy his sweet tooth....

One Pan Chicken Alfredo

One Pan Chicken Alfredo
Do you love reading Slow Down and Savor? Let Baltimore know!! It’s Mobbie time here in the Baltimore area! Yep! Baltimore Sun’s annual blog competition, the Mobbies is underway.  My goal as a Balimore-based blogger is to let the people of the world know how much this amazing city means to me, and how much amazing...

Easy Peppermint Bark

Easy Peppermint Bark
‘Tis the season for peppermint! Honestly, I NEVER think it’s too early for peppermint-chocolate treats. Ever. I mean, I get the Peppermint Mocha latte from Starbucks all year round. Yep, even in the summer. It’s a favorite combo of mine, stemming from my youth, when I’d smash my face into boxes of Thin Mints come Girl...

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Fresh and homemade food is always more delicious, flavorful and impressive than their frozen, canned or jarred counterparts. That’s just my humble opinion, but…  Yeah.  Yes. Sometimes I look around at my house with my toddler son running around, shaking his head and screaming, while my 8-year-old son and husband are yelling “SHOOT HIM!! TURN AROUND!!...

Stove top turkey

Stove top turkey
Hey! Quickly before we get started, I wanted to let you know that it’s Mobbie time here in the Baltimore area! Yep! Baltimore Sun’s annual blog competition, the Mobbies is underway.  My goal as a Balimore-based blogger is to let the people of the world know how much this amazing city means to me, and how...

The Taco Ring

The Taco Ring
I’ve found that Facebook and other social media are goldmines for interesting recipes. Like I mentioned in my last post about the Baked Apple Pie, courtesy of BuzzFeed’s Tasty series, I love finding some delicious, yet odd or different recipes to test out and hopefully really enjoy. One such recipe that’s been making the rounds...

Baked Apple Pie via Tasty | Does it really work?

Baked Apple Pie via Tasty | Does it really work?
It’s no secret that the BuzzFeed Tasty videos have taken over, and I’m not mad at them. In fact, like I’m sure you are, I’m completely mesmerized by them. Each time I scroll through my Facebook newsfeed, I’m sure to see at lest 2-3 videos each time; some savory and some sweet. They’ve swept social...

One-Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

One-Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta
If you are on any sort of social media, then you’ve seen those amazingly addicting Tasty cooking videos from BuzzFeed that leave you feeling hungry for things you never thought you wanted. No, NEEDED. And needed RIGHT NOW. One of those videos was for One-Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta.    You want it so bad right...