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....

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...

Cooking Turkey on a Stove Top

Cooking Turkey on a Stove Top
So this past Thanksgiving was a special Thanksgiving for us. Why? Because it was our first Baltimore Thanksgiving, and also my first Thanksgiving cooking the meal solo. I was so excited for this. I have been preparing for this day for what seems like forever; to work hard in the kitchen, creating a beautiful feast...

Our Philadelphia Adventure: Part 1

Our Philadelphia Adventure: Part 1
So, two weeks ago now, my family and I were able to really get away, and take an amazing winter vacation up to Philadelphia, PA. We spent a whole week up in the city, and I have to say, we really packed in a LOT during our trip. I’m pretty impressed with us, if I...

Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

Best Ever Green Bean Casserole
Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know we did. There’s something about this holiday that just makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. Maybe it’s the turkey. Or all the yummy sides. Just kidding. Obviously the warm and fuzzies come with spending time with family, but there really is...

The kiddo wanted fruit salad. So we made fruit salad.

The kiddo wanted fruit salad. So we made fruit salad.
Yesterday, the kiddo had his classroom Thanksgiving Feast, and instead of a grand Thanksgiving-inspired meal, the teacher had the class vote on an activity instead. They all chose to craft cute little turkeys from Oreos, frosting and a whole assortment of candy. How cute is that? In addition to making mini turkeys, the class also...

Getting ready for Father’s Day! Yay!

Getting ready for Father’s Day! Yay!
Check out Father's Day Inspiration by Katie L. Ogletree at Foodie.com Happy June! A lot is going on this month, and I’m very excited. From my mom’s birthday to Father’s day, and all the fun stuff that’s in between, we’ve certainly got a full month on our hands here. Since I know I’m not the...