Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole

My mother gave me this recipe on a beat up index card when I first spread my wings and flew out of her nest. It was basic enough that she had faith I could prepare it without catching anything on fire – and it also happened to be one of my favorite dishes that she […]

I’ve been WAITING for this Christmas version of Nerdy Nibbles. I’m so excited guys. It’s time for HARRY POTTER! YAY! I’ve been planning what to do for months and then completely forgot that, hey, we’re PCSing across the country in December. Duh, Amber. So my wonderful Harry Potter plans had to be condensed. Boo. There […]

Nerdy Nibbles

It’s December! Usually a very busy month so I have two super simple recipes for you today. I served them up to the kiddos as an after school snack, but they would also be perfect for a holiday movie night! These recipes go great with a winter wonderland so if you have snow, well, I’m […]

Candied Apple Pie Cheesecake

Pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie… Tis the season!!! But why does every other sweet treat have to have a bad rap right now? What if you don’t even [GASP] like pumpkin!? Or what if, like myself, you’re just plain tired of it? This Thanksgiving I say MOVE OVER pumpkin and pecan […]

Cupcake Diaries – The Andes Mint

I have put a lot of thought into journaling about my baking adventures. This was not always a passion of mine but during my second pregnancy something just clicked… I was craving decadent chocolate ganache, fluffy cakes, and rich creams. I attempted to whip together a few sweet treats on my own (because the bakery gets expensive after a […]