Crystal Ball Halloween Cupcakes

Hello, my goblin friends! With my kitchen being under construction, it’s been very difficult for me to bake. This has taken quite the toll on my seasonal celebrating. Luckily, we finally hooked up my stove the other night. What recipe did I christen my new stove with, you ask? I sort of cheated, actually. Hey,Continue reading “Crystal Ball Halloween Cupcakes”

Galentine’s Day Waffle Fries Bar

It’s February, and while for most that means Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, for me it means Galentine’s Day is coming! Galentine’s Day is a celebration on February 13 where girls get together and wallow in their love for one another. I heard about it for the first time on “Parks and Recreation” andContinue reading “Galentine’s Day Waffle Fries Bar”

Hosting Halloween: Witchy Treat Table

Happy Halloween, my spooky friends! I hope you have a scary film playing in the background, Jack o’ Lanterns lit, because the hours are counting down until the Trick-or-Treaters come knocking on your door. To finish off my Hosting Halloween series, I’ve put together a table that really gives me the heebie-jeebies. Nothing creeps meContinue reading “Hosting Halloween: Witchy Treat Table”

Hosting Halloween: Halloween Brunch

It’s that time of year again, friends, and if you thought that you could get this far into October without me going a bit overboard, then you have no idea who you are messing with! We are halfway through the most glorious time of the year (the 31 day celebration of Halloween), and it’s timeContinue reading “Hosting Halloween: Halloween Brunch”

Prost for Oktoberfest!

Guten Tag! We’re in the heart of Oktoberfest, and Oktoberfest is always in my heart. Ever since my husband and I visited Germany, I’ve been obsessed. For those who don’t know, Oktoberfest is a festival in Munich that originally started as a wedding celebration forBavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese. And since my weddingContinue reading “Prost for Oktoberfest!”

Old-Fashioned Cream Pie & Some Bragging!

This weekend, I’m celebrating my anniversary with my husband, and one thing that’s more old-fashioned than the pie I’ll tell you how to make is the bragging I’m going to do! I know I’m a baking blog, and wedding stuff belongs elsewhere, but I can’t help myself! I planned this wedding for over a year,Continue reading “Old-Fashioned Cream Pie & Some Bragging!”

Independence Day Party Inspiration

Happy Fourth, y’all! For some reason, there’s nothing that gets my husband’s party bug more wound up than Independence Day. For the last several years, he’s invited over our friends, fired up the grill, and spent way too much money on fireworks. This year, we had an added bonus of a freshly installed fire pitContinue reading “Independence Day Party Inspiration”

German Chocolate Cake

My family has what I call birthday bunches–all of our birthdays come in pairs. This is pretty common when you have a large family, but my family isn’t that large. On my husband’s side, it’s just him and his parents, but all their birthdays happen in the same week! Everyone in my family has a birthdayContinue reading “German Chocolate Cake”

4 Recipes for an Easy Easter Brunch

Tomorrow is Easter, which means family and friends will be hippity-hopping to your home for egg hunts, good laughs, and fresh food. Are you ready? I wasn’t! I had my entire immediately family heading to my house in just a few hours, and I had no plans for our Easter meal! The clock was runningContinue reading “4 Recipes for an Easy Easter Brunch”

The Ultimate ‘Psych’-Themed Bridal Shower (Or Party)

Have you ever been in charge of planning a bridal shower? It can get overwhelming pretty quickly, I hate to admit. I mean, just look at the concept of the theme. There are millions of bridal shower themes; storybook, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, fall-ing in love, kitchen-theme, shower-theme, lingerie-theme . . . It’s all a bitContinue reading “The Ultimate ‘Psych’-Themed Bridal Shower (Or Party)”