Blueberry Crumb Cake

Yes, you are reading correctly – I am back in the TWD saddle! After being the second member of the group back in January of ’08 I decided last summer to take a break...

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

If you’re looking for an out-of-this-world, above and beyond coffee cake, you’ve come to the right post. This is no Entenmann’s, for sure. I watched Ina Garten make this cake on an episode of...

Braised Beef with Mushrooms and Cabernet Sauce

Braising is a cooking method I’ve been wanting to try ever since I treated myself to a Le Creuset dutch oven last year. What is braising, you ask? Allow me to provide a quick...

Baked Oatmeal

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Everyone also knows that breakfast can be the most boring meal of the day. It becomes all too easy to fall into...

Cucidati – Italian Fig Cookies

Cucidati is a traditional Italian cookie, originating in Sicily, that is filled with a mixture of figs and other fruits, nuts, and seasonings. Some recipes vary but the “standard” typically includes figs, dates, raisins,...

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

I have a rather brief history with bread pudding, having tried it for the first time only this past New Year’s Eve. But oh, I was in love. Perhaps it was the chocolate, the...

Triple Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Traditionally, oatmeal cookies are made with the addition of raisins and not much else. I have occasionally come across recipes that will include nuts or chocolate chips in addition to the raisins, but for...

Ham and Split Pea Soup

Let’s be honest – split pea soup is by far one of the least appetizing dishes to look at. My grandma always made this when I was a younger and I would never dare...

For the Love of Peanut Butter and Cinnamon

Any of you that know me in real life or who have followed my blog for any significant length of time are well aware that I’ve been plagued by food allergies for the past...

Sugar Cookies for the Super Bowl

Okay, first things first… I’m from Pittsburgh and I love my Steelers. I couldn’t be more excited about their Super Bowl win – it’s a wonderful time to be from the Steel City! Alright,...