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Treat Yo' Self

  • Salted Nutella Caramel Cookies

    Salted Nutella Caramel Sugar Cookies

      Fun fact that I learned this week -Nutella is apparently a hot commodity in the college dorms.  I brought these Salted Nutella Caramel Sugar Cookies into work and so I was informed by one of the students working in our office.  Nutella and a loaf of bread.  I asked, “so do you ever just […] Read more…

  • Mulled Apple Cider for Two

    Mulled Apple Cider for Two

    What beats a fall scented candle spreading apple and cinnamon throughout your cozy home?  Warm Mulled Apple Cider sizzling in a crockpot just waiting to be ladled into a mug, that’s what!  Last weekend was one of our first cooooold weekends and I think they are here to stay.  My littles got hot chocolate with […] Read more…

  • Mini Heath Parfaits

    Mini Heath Parfaits

    “When are you ever going to use those again?” -said my husband.  Every darn time that I want to make a cute dessert that requires little to no effort of course.  Does not matter what it is, I usually want to prove Ben wrong…no matter how crazy my rationale might be.  In this case, I […] Read more…

  • 10 Treats to bring to Thanksgiving

    10 Treats to bring to Thanksgiving

      Hi Friends!  We are halfway through November which means Thanksgiving is next week -sayyyy whaaaaattt?  This crept up outta nowhere, but boy do I have some goodies for you today.  We all know I’ve got a sweet tooth, this is no secret.  Naturally when I think about Thanksgiving my mind goes from dessert to […] Read more…

  • Grandma Bartz's Glazed Apple Bars

    Grandma Bartz’s Glazed Apple Slice Bars

    It’s 10AM and she’s ready for dessert, to top off the doughnut she had for breakfast an hour or two earlier with a cup of coffee.  My sweet Grandma Bartz, a woman with a heart of gold.  At 96 she swears that sugary treats are one of her secrets to a long and healthy life. […] Read more…

  • Raspberry Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Ganache

    Raspberry Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Ganache

    Ever wonder what type of response you would get from a 4 year old if you were to ask what his or her hobbies are?  Me either, until this past Monday.  My son brought home a paper with some questions from his part-time preschool to fill out together, Facts About Me it was called.  It […] Read more…

  • Food & Drink Ideas for the 4th of July

    Told ya guys, this is proof right here that I have a thing for coordinating outfits for the 4th of July…and with food apparently.  Today I’m sharing a few food and drink ideas perfect for your 4th of July spread or just a quick treat :-).  With the exception of the cake, these are all […] Read more…

  • Lucky Puppychow

    Lucky Puppy-Chow

    With St. Patty’s day just around the corner, we’ve had a reservation booked since last June for a Whiskey and Brunch Experience at the Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin, Ireland.  Right around our 5 year wedding anniversary we had started to plan a trip for just the 2 of us to Dublin, Ireland and we were […] Read more…

  • 2018 Winter Olympics

    Today is a big day.  The Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics kicks off and I hear we have an Illini alum on the USA women’s bobsled team.  I hope to root her on as I get sucked into the hours of television coverage that the games bring.  The summer Olympics have always been my favorite […] Read more…

Brunch So Hard

  • Warm Winter Banana Bread

    Warm Winter Banana Bread

    “You gonna make banana bread out of these or something?” -my hint from my husband that the bananas I bought were looking less than desirable in the fridge.  These weren’t on my holiday baking list, but they’ll be a new addition in the future, it’s nice to have something to mix in that isn’t over […] Read more…

  • Double Banana Peanut Butter Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chips

    Double the Banana Mini Muffins

    Seriously Ashley, another muffin recipe??  Why yes I say!  I guess I’m on a muffin kick over here, my last foodie post was about muffins too.  If you like blueberries and cute things, check that one out here.  Or, read on if your choice of fruit is bananas.  We like all the fruits over here…except […] Read more…

  • Easter Bunny Blueberry Muffins

    Somebunny Loves You

    Yep, I do have 2 affiliate links in this post to show you where you can purchase items which means if you decide to click on them I will get a small commission at no charge to you.  Glad we got that outta the way :-). Silicon baking molds have quickly become a favorite in […] Read more…

  • heart shaped breakfast

    Hearty Breakfast

    Rise and shine darlings, it’s time for a Hearty Breakfast that is 1) easy to make, 2) guilt free, 3) filling, and 4) adorable!  The ingredients are simple and you can build these up or down to your liking.  I used the following: 7 Eggs (probably would have used a few more, but this is all […] Read more…

What's for Dinner?

  • Healthy Fresh Ingredients

    Garlic Veggie Lemon Feta Linguine

    Hi friends!  I’ve got a pasta recipe here that can be served warm or cold.  You know how there are some meals that just taste better the second time around?  Stuffing and Lasagna come to mind…though I gobble these up the first time around too.  Anyhow, this is one of those meals in my opinion.  […] Read more…