snack

homemade gifts and easy english toffee

We are in the final days before Christmas, and while I’m pretty much finished with my shopping (except maybe a few stocking stuffers and gift toppers), I still have lots of baking to do to make sure I can get our tokens of appreciation to the bus driver, mail delivery person, neighbors, coworkers and far-away…

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maple candied pumpkin seeds

These maple candied pumpkin seeds are the easiest, quickest fall and holiday treat ever. They would make the perfect snack for Thanksgiving Day, your friendsgiving and holiday parties, or a great gift for hostesses and coworkers. I made a batch of these to use as a garnish on fall desserts, but Will and I ate…

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pumpkin pop tarts with brown butter maple frosting

How happy would you be if someone handed you a pumpkin pop tarts with brown butter maple frosting as you were running out the door in the morning? They are the perfect cure for the Mondays. My siblings and I only had pop-tarts on vacation and at our grandparent’s house when we were growing up,…

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ginger cookie s’mores with amaretto marshmallows

Ginger cookie s’mores with amaretto marshmallows all started with a broken jar of ground ginger. Will has been on surgery rotations for the past few weeks/months/seems like forever, and surgery schedules are really no fun. Most mornings we leave for the hospital around 4:30am, and I’m back home before 5am. Sometimes I go back to bed…

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sweet potato and beet chips

Sweet potato and beet chips, sweet potato and beet chips – I can’t get enough!  Until a few years ago I had never tried beets.  We never had them at home and I saw them on salad bars but never branched out to try them.  The first encounter I had with the brightly colored vegetable…

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baked brie bites

I hope you all had very merry, wonderful holidays and are enjoying some relaxation as we gear up for the New Years holiday this week! We made so much food last week for all kinds of Christmas celebrations, including these easy and quick baked brie bites. When I was in school, this time between Christmas…

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pumpkin spice granola

Today was a cold, busy Monday. I feel like my Monday’s are always packed with everything I need to do from emails over the weekend or routine tasks I have to complete each week. Between those, the day can easily get away from me. With a busy, busy week at work last week and a…

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homemade almond butter and pecan peanut cinnamon butter

It finally feels like fall outside! September decided to show itself today with cool temperatures, wonderful breezes and bright blue skies full of fluffy white clouds.  I know it is not officially fall yet, according to the calendar and the autumnal equinox, but I am so ready for it to cool down and feel like…

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classic granola

I have made granola about a thousand times. Okay, that may be a slight exaggeration, but not by too much. Granola is one of those snacks that I can eat any time of the day and any time of the year. Granola is so customizable. It is easily altered depending on what you have on…

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