Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake with Ghirardelli White Chocolate Glaze

chocolate bundt cake

Two words come to mind when I think about this cake……..Crazy and Devil.  There is an old saying that says “The devil is in the details.”  That is definitely a very true statement for me and my life.  Details are the things that I just can’t disregard.  I am planner and seem to have a [...]


Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

cherry chocolate chip cheesecake

Y’all know how much I love my chocolate covered cherries.  I mean, I made a homemade chocolate covered cherry and even made a chocolate covered cherry martini, so it should come as no surprise that I made it into a cheesecake!!!!!   Clearly the cheesecake and I have made great friends during the last few weeks [...]


Olive Oil Cake

olive oil cake3

Hey guys! Mardi Gras is fast approaching, which means Ash Wednesday is right around the corner, too, and for those of us giving up sweets for Lent, now is the time to get them all in! This week will be filled with sugary, tasty sweets and a few indulgent non-sweet recipes that probably should hit [...]


Nutella Cheesecake Bars

nutella cheesecake bars

I knew from the second that bar code crossed the scanner at the grocery store that I was IN TROUBLE……you see, I have avoided Nutella for over 5 years.  I love it so much that when I  buy the jar, I might as well just grab the biggest spoon and finish it in one sitting. [...]


Homemade Vanilla Extract


Making your own vanilla extract is easy and is a great way to make your baked goods even more homemade.  This past weekend we had our reveal party to find out the gender of the new little addition to our family.  I decided to go with an early afternoon sweets party to cut down on [...]


Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries

chocolate covered cherries

I love chocolate covered cherries!!!! I mean I LOVE chocolate covered cherries!! I love somewhere around early November when the convenient stores have those little boxes positioned so perfectly at the register.  I always have to bring an extra 34 cents to add to my usual $1.41 that I bring in for daily diet coke, [...]


Poached Pears

poached pear3

Continuing on with the holiday recipes, sometimes it’s nice to have a dish when entertaining that’s kind of a fix-it-and-forget-it dish that is still tasty and beautiful and not all “pre-made”.  Poached pears look beautiful on the plate, make your house smell delicious and taste amazing in yo’ mouth! What I love most about this [...]


Peanut Butter Blossoms & Thanksgiving Giveaway Junior League of Murfreesboro Cookbooks

Peanut Butter Blossoms

It is truly a dream of mine to one day have my own cookbook.  I love getting lost in a cookbook although not much time goes by before I carry it to the kitchen and start cooking.  I have LOTS of cookbooks.  I will say some of the VERY best recipes come from those spiral [...]


Quick & Easy Strawberry Fruit Dip

fruit dip

Yes, I realize that it is November 8th and like 1 degree outside, but it is always good to share the “quick & easy” recipes even if our freezing minds aren’t exactly on fruit or dip.  This is quite possibly the easiest dip that you can make for a shower, party, or any occasion really. [...]


Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar Topping

pumpkin donuts

A few weeks ago we took a family trip to the store.  I generally enjoy doing the grocery shopping sans husband and child for several reasons.  I prefer to do the shopping for the family, because no matter how specific the list detailing all the things that we “need” is, Drew and Hunter will always [...]