Carmelitas

It might be obvious that I like making desserts and this one is too good not to share.  It’s a recipe I got from Dave’s mom years ago and make on occasion, but every time I make them I ask myself why I don’t do it more often (and then I remember the ingredients; these bars…

Cold Brewed Coffee

It’s no secret that I love coffee.  You might even call me an addict but you’d be slightly mistaken because I’m fortunate enough to not get those “caffeine withdrawal headaches” that so many addicts get.  But with the amount I drink, I count it a blessing that I don’t get them. Every morning I start…

Steak Piperade and Roasted Carrots

You may have assumed that I have only been making sweet treats for meals around here lately since pretty much all my recipes as of late have been of the sugary-variety, but you’d be wrong.  I actually have been cooking real meals and some of them I’ve even taken pictures of!  I just haven’t gotten…

Baked Sour Cream Donuts

One of the hardest parts about moving around the country is finding and subsequently giving up a new “favorite food”.  Whenever I’m back in Minnesota, I have a list of places I HAVE to go  in order to make my visit complete.  Multiple trips to Caribou Coffee, Punch pizza, and Noodles and Co. are always…

Nutella Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites

The other day my mom sent me an email with a link to a special treat from a blog called Can You Stay for Dinner.  The special treat?  Nutella Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites.  I hadn’t been to the blog before but I’m now a big fan; she even inspired me to order a donut pan…

S’mores Bars

In the 7th grade, I had the obligatory middle school bestie.  Like most 7th grade besties, our friendship ended in terribly dramatic fashion but at least I got this great recipe out of the situation.  Her mom often made this one for us and luckily I was smart enough to ask for it before things…

Lemon Chicken Pasta

I realize I haven’t posted in a few days and trust me, there’s a good reason for that!  As I have mentioned before, Dave is a youth pastor and this weekend we took our junior high kids up to Hume Lake Christian Camp for a wonderful weekend of fellowship, playing in the snow and little…