I know you’re a fruit tart but what am I….

So here’s the deal. I’ve been trapped in doors thanks to blizzards for the past two weeks. I’ve eaten a bunch of terrible things the past two weeks. It’s now 70 degrees and sunny outside and I want something fresh and spring-like. Also it’s my brother-in-law’s birthday and he requested a fruit tart. Win. Win. […]


Life is funny, don’t ya know? Here’s why I figure. I am a baker. Not an amateur or even intermediate baker. I’m an advanced baker (or at least that’s what I tell myself). Yet…. I failed at making bread in a bread machine. Isn’t it ironic? (Don’t ya think?) A little too ironic. (Yeah, I […]

Snowpocolypse & Apple Sauce

Fact: Today there was a blizzard in Oklahoma City. Fact: I made homemade apple sauce and totally felt like Diane Keaton in Baby Boom. Fact: Baby Boom is the best movie ever. Fact: If you don’t like Baby Boom you can leave now. Fact: I am currently eating a bowl of snow ice cream topped with […]

blame game

I know pointing fingers and blaming isn’t the most mature thing to do but then again neither is hiding the last few brownies from your husband. We’re all guilty of it at some point. With that said I blame the following for my lack of blogging this past week plus: – The Hunger Games series […]

Simple Delights

There are a lot of things in life that can bring you a quick delight. A smile from Robert Pattinson, a shout out by your favorite blogger (yeah, that’s right, Joy the Baker totally twittered at me once), a good brownie, a really great quiet time with God, toddlers singing songs about pretzels to themselves, […]

Monster Cookies

Monster cookies. Ever heard of them? They have an alias of the Kitchen Sink cookie, because you put nearly every awesome ingredient except the kitchen sink in them. Monster cookies – what better cookie is there to be made with a toddler that’s about to turn three years old herself? This is the perfect recipe […]

Jalapeño Cheddar Beer Bread

Evidently pregnant women crave pretty random things. Last night my cravings were all over the board. One minute I wanted a peach cobbler more than air and the next minute I was munching very happily on CheezIts. Welcome to pregnancy, nothing makes sense. One thing that does make sense is my desire to make a […]

Cinnamon Rolls: Part 1

That’s right, this is a cinnamon roll recipe that requires two blog posts. It’s too much awesome for one post. Plus it would meet my caloric posting limit for a 24 hour period as well. It’s December 31st. You should make these to ring in the new year. “Hello resolution, meet my cinnamon roll.” What […]