Table Setting 101: Basics and Guidelines

With some very special holidays right around the corner, you might be hosting a few social gatherings at your house. One of the most feared tasks to do when planning a dinner party is setting the table. Many people initially think that properly setting the table is extremely difficult and oftentimes tricky. I’m here to tell you that it’s not….

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Baking 101: Tips and Tricks

For many people, baking can be quite overwhelming at first. A lot of beginners will burn a few (or a lot) of hockey pucks (aka burnt cookies), flatten some cakes or over bake brownies. After baking countless recipes, I’ve arrived at, and have also come across, helpful tips and tricks to make baking an easier, more enjoyable experience. Different recipes…

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

What better way to kick off the college football season than to share with you one of the ultimate football party snacks? Back in December, we had some friends in town for an extended weekend. One night we decided to hang low, play some board games and enjoy plenty of cocktails. We stopped at the store and picked up ingredients…

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Measurements and Equivalents

Whenever you’ve read recipes in the past, did you ever come across abbreviations that you couldn’t quite decipher? What about measurements that just didn’t make any sense? I can remember many times in the past when I’ve stumbled through baking recipes that seemed to be drowning in silly little phrases and measurements. With the helpful list below, hopefully you’ll never…

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What Does That Mean?! Cooking Terms Defined

When you’re reading through a recipe, do you ever stop, scratch your head and ask, “What does that mean?” When I first ventured into the world of cooking, I often found myself a bit confused and, oftentimes, guessing on how to perform a certain task. The more I cooked, the more I began to realize that cooking terms popped up…

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Cafe-style Blueberry Muffins

I’m always on the lookout for delicious blueberry muffin recipes. Lately, I’ve been trying to find decent recipes for cafe-style blueberry muffins with the oh-so-delicious crumbly top. After searching the Web far and wide, I think I finally found a “to die for” recipe for Crumbly Top Blueberry Muffins. We have quite a few people staying at our house Saturday…

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Cream Cheese Walnut Cookies

Last night I had a craving for something sweet…but now that I think about it, how is that different from any other night? After looking through my cupboards, I did some research to see what I could bake with the ingredients I had on hand. I came across a great recipe for Cream Cheese Walnut Cookies. Having never eaten these…

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