Mixed Caramel Rum Nut Butter

I think it is pretty safe to say that 2014 was the year of the butters. Cookie butter, nut butters, you name. Grind it up and call it butter. I’m ok with this.

But as usual I’m pretty late to the party. Here I am, half a month away from 2015, and finally I produce some sort of butter. Good job me.

Better late than never right?


Holiday Recipe Roundup!

I remember when I was a little girl, the holidays seem to take forever to get here. I would wake up each day and it seemed to just drag on. I would watch movies, drink hot chocolate and popcorn, we would do all of the usual holiday festivities. It was a really good time.

Nowadays, I still do most of that but now it seems like the holidays just creep up out of nowhere. Like there’s not much of a break between summer and Christmas. I guess my inner child would be excited.

While I am totally behind on the holiday cooking and baking this year, I thought I would roundup some recipes that are favorites around this time and maybe they’ll give you some inspiration!


Figs with Ricotta and Honey (more…)

A Christmas Buche De Noel

Merry post Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday with delicious foods. I know I sure did. I’ll be feeling it at the gym later today. But alas, until then I will just sit here sipping on my coffee in peaceful bliss.


Orange and Herb Roasted Chicken

Relax, take a deep breath. Breathe in and breathe out. Feeling better? No? Repeat. Breathe in…. Breathe out…

Fig and Goat Cheese Pork Loin

So… Christmas is almost here.

20 days. The countdown has begun.


Cranberry Orange Coconut Cookies with Whiskey Glaze

What I love about the holidays, by Sarah Freytag.

Roasted Corn Chowder

If there is one thing I am known for among my friends and family, it’s that I get cold very easily. I am almost always cold. Unless I am actually standing in 100 degree weather and there is no wind, I am cold.

But add in a little breeze? I’m cold.

I could be sweating hot then go inside to an air conditioned building that’s, let’s say, 75 degrees, and I get cold. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.