baking

Friday Find: The Best Nesting Bowls

I used to find myself scrounging around the kitchen cabinets trying to find bowls to hold all of my baking ingredients. Besides my stand mixer bowl, I didn’t really have any other bowls that suit my needs. And then my brother-in-law and sister-in-law gave me a very much needed Christmas gift. I received nesting bowls….

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Friday Find: Favorite Kitchen Tools

When I first started cooking, I had a lot of gadgets and tools. But, over the years as I have refined by baking and cooking techniques, I realized that there are certain items in my kitchen that I use more often than any other items. Yes, the unique and quirky gadgets and tools are fun….

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15 Simple Chocolate Cookie Recipes

It’s amazing to think that not too long ago I didn’t care for chocolate. Shocking, right? Don’t get me wrong. The occasional dessert hit the spot. However, more often than not, that dessert consisted of strawberry flavored ice cream. I usually stayed far away from chocolate as my chocoholic husband enjoyed the chocolateist of chocolate…

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins with Almond Streusel Topping

I always love a good challenge. Ask anyone who is close to me and they will most likely agree that I am a very competitive person. So, when I was approached by McCormick to “Go 4 Gourmet,” I read the guidelines and couldn’t wait to get started. What did the challenge entail? “Embark on a…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cherries and Pecans

Today I decided to take down the fall decor in preparation for putting up the Christmas decor after this weekend. Once all of the decor was packaged and placed in the storage closet, I looked at my husband and asked, “All of the pumpkins are gone. Do you know what that means?” He looked at…

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Chocolate and White Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

There’s something to be said about friendships. There are those friends who you could go years without talking to and then pick back up right where you left off. There are those friends who will always be there for you — no matter the issue, distance, or circumstance. There are those friends who you can’t…

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How To Add Texture to Baked Treats

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by Lindt. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I have a confession. I’m incredibly, overwhelmingly, and unconditionally in love with chocolate thanks to this pregnancy. I’m telling you, this baby has really opened up my eyes to the wonderful world of chocolate and I cannot get…

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