Dinner · Pasta · Sweet Potato

Two easy Recipes for Dinner Tonight Highlighting a Common Side Dish- The Sweet Potato

Like most of America, I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes. Recently I have been looking for new ways to make some of my favorite foods. Sweet potatoes are one of those items I love to eat but I am getting a little bored with the just roasting them. I have also been working on… Continue reading Two easy Recipes for Dinner Tonight Highlighting a Common Side Dish- The Sweet Potato

Cake · Cupcakes

The Interwebs will brighten up your day with its cat meme’s and crush your soul with its truths

The internet I remember what life was like without you. Seriously, I remember life before cell phones, the internet and before EVERYTHING became automated. Now, before I go any further I understand the irony of my thoughts here. I am sitting here writing and complaining about the internet while I am using the internet as… Continue reading The Interwebs will brighten up your day with its cat meme’s and crush your soul with its truths

Bars and Brownies · Dessert

Browned Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Browned butter provides a uniquely rich, deep and nutty flavor to baked goods. Although I am not one to mess with a classic, don’t fix what is not broken as they say, browned butter makes everything better. Browned butter is easy to make, but time consuming. The key is to cook it slowly, if you… Continue reading Browned Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Winter Treats

The first snowfall of the New Year, childhood memories and homemade treats

There is something incredibly magical about waking up as the snow is coming down. A light dusting already canvassing the earth, with the promise of more to come. Then reality hits-this crap is quickly going to turn into slush or ice, it’s going to turn brown and dirty and I have to go out in… Continue reading The first snowfall of the New Year, childhood memories and homemade treats

Candy · Caramels

A new year, but I am the same old me

2016 you were a real monster.

I spent most of the year processing a horrible breakup and just trying to get by one day at a time. As the year progressed, I found myself feeling more and more lost. It’s officially 2017, 1 day down, 355 to go and although I never set New Years resolutions (insert cliché resolution here to lose weight), I am declaring that this is the year I finally find and do the things that make me happy.

What are those things I speak of? Well, I honestly don’t know. I do know I find joy, comfort and solace in food. Food has been my creative outlet of expression for the better part of the last 10 years. Cooking calms me down when I am mad, it gives me purpose when I am feeling low and it makes me happy when I am hungry.

I do not pretend to be the best writer in the world, I apologize in advance for my grammatical errors, or know everything there is to know about baking. This is my way of sharing my ups and downs, through food, including my successes and failures. 2017 here I come!

To start the year off on the right foot, I made one of my absolute favorite things- Caramels. I have always been a caramel over chocolate kinda girl. I was probably in high school the first time I made caramels with my mom. She got out my Grandma’s WWII cookbook which had a really basic recipe. The cookbook itself fascinated me, still does to this day. The book is full of creative recipes that used minimal items, as there were various food shortages during that time frame. Food has evolved a lot since then, so many of the recipes in the book are probably pretty meh, the caramel recipe though is still my absolute favorite recipe with a few edits on my end.

Recipe: Vanilla Caramels