Bananas Foster

For dinner this week I had a few friends over and the dear Mr. Taylor Byrd could not handle showing up empty handed even though I insisted I already had everything and it really was not a big deal. So, even though I usually don’t eat dessert, we decided he could handle that course. Well, … Continue reading

Cinnamon Sugar Baked Pears

More from lessons on couch surfing: Make dinner for your friends, they will appreciate it! But I say, Desserts First! This dessert was actually made for me by one of the moms I babysit for. Undoubtedly, hers turned out prettier than mine but hey, we’re still learning here. This dessert is super simple and can’t … Continue reading

Sara’s Scotch Shortbread Cookies

This recipe came to me from my dear friend Senator Judith Zaffirini. The recipe was originally her sister Sara’s, hence the name. The Senator is quite the baker herself and has lots of great recipes you can check out on her Facebook page in the Notes section. These delightful little cookies are light and perfect … Continue reading

Breakfast Croissants

Simple and easy. A little breakfast inspiration for your Saturday morning! Roll up a little cheese and jalapenos in your croissants. Or if you have a sweet tooth, add cinnamon, sugar and pecans! Bake for 12 min at 350 degrees. Not the best picture but a super easy and yummy way to start your Saturday!

Aunt Teri’s Zucchini Bread

Every year for Christmas my Aunt Teri makes this awesome zucchini bread, I literally look forward to it every Christmas. So this year, I decided to share her awesome recipe with all of you and of course make a couple loaves of this yumminess for myself and my co-workers. This zucchini bread is über moist, … Continue reading

Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, I just had to take the opportunity to use my parent’s Kitchen Aide stand mixer. Plus, I had never made bread before, so it was the perfect opportunity. This delicious cinnamon sugar pull apart bread is a pretty basic bread recipe and the pull apart idea is very similiar to monkey … Continue reading

Snickerdoodles

This recipe is taken straight from my Granny’s kitchen. Literally, she hand wrote the recipe for me from memory. So, I now have her recipe framed and in my kitchen. I love it. These cookies are my absolute favorite ever. No lie. You’ll need: 1 cup of soft shortening part butter (that’s bakers talk for … Continue reading

Pumpkin Seeds

Plain and simple, my girlfriends hosted a pumpkin carving night and they helped me gather the seeds so that I could roast them! I tried a few different flavors, trying to get a little creative, haha. Pre Heat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the seeds in a colander and try to get all the guts … Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

On this lovely fall morning, I was finally craving pumpkin. However, with the temps already pushing 80 degrees I wasn’t quite craving a pipping hot coffee just yet… So I ordered my Pumpkin Spice latte as a Frappuccino and it definitely hit the spot! Enjoy!

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