Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee #FolgersinIndy

Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee | When you need a sweet indulgence to brighten your morning!

As summer transitions to autumn, there are mornings when a Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee wins out over a steaming cup of Joe. Sweet and decadent, it starts or ends the day on a bright note! This post is sponsored by Folgers. All opinions are my own.

Cream Cheese Filled Apple Bundt Cake

Apple Bundt Cake with a surprise cream cheese filling

Dense, spiced with cinnamon and with a bonus cheesecake swirl, this Apple Bundt Cake is the perfect way to celebrate autumn!

No Churn Roasted Peach Ice Cream | Savor the summer with this easy, homemade peach ice cream

No Churn Roasted Peach Ice Cream

I snag up as many fragrant peaches as I can during these dog days of summer. I’ve made a peach tart, peach pie bars and now it was time for a No Churn Roasted Peach Ice Cream.

White Chocolate Toffee Chunk Cookies These oatmeal cookies are chock full of deliciousness!

White Chocolate Toffee Chunk Cookies #SundaySupper

 These sensational treats have four of my favorite cookie ingredients: oatmeal, white chocolate, toffee, and coconut. Perfect for a crowd, these White Chocolate Toffee Chunk Cookies are dangerous to keep to yourself. Dangerous to your waistline, that is. That makes them perfect for tailgating or any game day gathering.

Favorite Chicken Recipes for #NationalChickenMonth

Favorite Chicken Recipes #NationalChickenMonth

September marks the beginning of National Chicken Month! No, I didn’t know this either, but with the weather changing and school in session, chicken is a frequent flyer on our menu. Some of my blogger friends and I are sharing our favorite chicken recipes. I hope you’ll find some delicious inspiration for your dinner menu!

Coconut Macaroons | Light and scrumptious with a crisp exterior and chewy middles!

Coconut Macaroons

These Coconut Macaroons are like no other I’ve ever baked or eaten. Though chewy, they’re definitely lighter than dense, but pack the same coconut thrill that comes from eating a more traditional version.

Freeze and Bake Blueberry Pie | Make an extra pie for the freezer and bake later!

Freeze and Bake Blueberry Pie #Sunday Supper

Who wouldn’t love a freshly baked Blueberry Pie in the middle of winter? A homemade pie made with fresh summer berries? I’ve got the best tips for how to freeze now, then bake later!

Peach Quinoa Caprese Salad | A tasty twist on the classic Italian salad with peaches and quinoa

Peach Quinoa Caprese Salad

My loyal blog readers know there are some picky palates in my family. So when my youngest mentioned he had been making quinoa while away at college, I jumped at the chance to make this Peach Quinoa Caprese Salad!


The New Southwest Cookbook Review #Giveaway

There was a moment of glee when I ripped open the package containing Meagan Micozzi’s The New Southwest: Classic Flavors with a Modern Twist. Back in my early blogging days, I started visiting Meagan’s blog, Scarletta Bakes, for a few giggles, cooking tips and always for top notch Southwest recipes. Meagan has entertained while teaching […]

Smoothie Cheesecake Bars #GuestPost

I am delighted to have Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic here for my first ever guest post. Kim is hysterically funny, full of life and energy, and just the sweetest gal in the world. We share the love of desserts (DO check out all her amazing turtle posts) plus the joys of having older […]

Chocolate Sheet Cake

A Chocolate Sheet Cake is the perfect way to serve dessert to a crowd. Who doesn’t love a tender, frosted slice of chocolate cake?? Nick is out of town for spring break, so I can make this Chocolate Sheet Cake without feeling guilty about tempting him.  He’s the only one in our family with enough will […]

Blueberry Orange Muffins (4)

Blueberry Orange Muffins #MuffinMadness

My brother-in-law was in town for a couple days. As I pulled these blueberry orange muffins out of the oven, their sweet aroma had already tempted him. When I offered him a warm sample, he eagerly bit into the tender cake. “I never thought I liked muffins,” he commented, “but these are delicious.” The ultimate […]


Dilled Gravlax with Mustard Sauce #FrenchFridayswithDorie

Oh, my. Dorie hit a home run with her Dilled Gravlax recipe. I’ve made gravlax before which involves a specific process of curing a piece of salmon with salt, sugar and spices…and it was wonderful. But it bordered on being too salty. As always, Dorie shared a perfect recipe with a shorter curing time and […]

Gazpacho Salad

    Our dear friends and neighbors traditionally have a party after the Indy 500. The forecast was for a scorcher…summer arrived with aplomb. I was asked to bring a salad to share, so I knew it needed to be cool and refreshing. Gazpacho Salad sounded like a divine idea. As a huge fan of gazpacho, […]