cadbury mini egg brownies

And it’s another mashup! Decadent fudgy brownies plus cadbury mini eggs makes for an amazing Easter treat. Let’s be clear – the original milk chocolate mini eggs are the best variety. The candy company has expanded their product line in the past few years to include dark chocolate eggs with darker colors (not springy), and…

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pimento cheese mac and cheese

Pimento cheese mac and cheese – two things I love smashed together. I’m not big on most casseroles, but mac and cheese has been and will forever be one of my favorite foods. Growing up, my mom would mix peas and pepperoni into her homemade mac and cheese to make it a one-dish dinner. My…

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april goals

March was full, to say the least. We started out with a long-weekend road trip to Alabama to visit Will’s sister, celebrated Will’s birthday, anticipated Match Day, found out where we are moving for the next three years and celebrated with family, spent a girls weekend with friends, traveled to Charleston for a wedding, and…

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chocolate chip cookie march madness, take two

Here in the heart of college basketball country, we’re all about some March Madness, a good tournament bracket, and some Cinderella upsets, but as you know, I’m also all about a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. So, I’ve been back in the kitchen and am excited to announce that there will be chocolate chip cookie…

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match day results: we’re moving to…

Last Friday was Match Day, and in case you missed it, we are going to spend the next three years in – drumroll, please… Nashville! Will matched into Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt and we are getting excited to start our next chapter in Music City! We both grew up in Raleigh and went to school…

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one bowl whiskey chocolate cake with irish cream frosting

Well friends, I thought I would get around to posting this earlier this week, but Match Day prep got the best of me. Now here we are, on the other side of Match Day and ready to celebrate with this amazing one bowl whiskey chocolate cake with Irish cream chocolate ganache frosting, perfect for you…

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match day: the before, thoughts and emotions

For those of you who have followed along here for a while, you know that my husband, Will, is nearing the end of his medical school journey. He and his classmates will soon be entering the next step in their medical training – residency. I mentioned in my 2019 goals that we might be moving…

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march goals

After a long, drawn out January, February felt like the short month that it is. I crammed in a lot in the 28 days, both at work and in my personal life, with 9 events at work, a finalized residency match list, an out of town funeral for my wonderful Papa, and the start of…

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spelt chocolate chip cookies

I’m on a cookie streak right now. These spelt chocolate chip cookies stemmed from a case of curiosity. I had seen the melted chocolate chunks and coarse sea salt of these cookies flash across my Instagram feed a few times and saved the posts each time with the intention of making them. Weeks passed and…

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almond butter shortbread with chocolate and sea salt

Cookies will always and forever be my favorite treat to bake. Even when the flavors are new, the process is so familiar. They allow me to extend my creativity but still feel secure in the creation process. I have made shortbread more times than I can count, and pecan sandies (icebox cookies), which follow a…

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