Homemade Chili

Chili con Carne was (and still is) a staple for my family growing up. We would have this wonderful dish around three times a month and usually on a weekend, a perfect ending to the week before we were back to school. I remember vividly arriving home from the pool or playing at a friend’s house … More Homemade Chili

It doesn’t feel like Christmas this year

Like so many other sentimentals, Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The parties, twinkle lights,  family time (so many cute baby outfits) and peppermint hot chocolates keep me in a whirlwind of excitement that lasts the whole holiday season. Usually. For some reason over the past few years, when I’ve tried to embrace the Christmas … More It doesn’t feel like Christmas this year

Oatmeal M&M Cookies

There is currently a heartwarming commercial (woman baking cookies for her community) on the TV that inspired me to do a small (but ultimately, delicious) good deed. I have two friends leaving on a road trip this morning and what is a road trip without a fresh batch of delightful, chewy, oatmeal and M&M goodness? Well, … More Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Scottish Shortbread

Nothing is better with a cup of tea than a finger of shortbread. Buttery and crumbling goodness. As I poured a cup of tea this afternoon, I decided that I was missing an important accompanying snack. So I began baking! Cream 8 tablespoons of butter with 4 tablespoons of sugar. Place in the fridge for … More Scottish Shortbread