Cozy White Chicken Chili

Cozy White Chicken Chili

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!  I don’t know about you, but if I don’t see another cookie for a while, that’ll be just fine with me!  I think I overdid it on the sweets this Christmas.  I finally decided to freeze most of our cookie collection, so that we can have a treat … Continue reading

Christmas Recap and Seafood Stew

Christmas Recap and Seafood Stew

I took a breather from blogging and social media over Christmas and New Year’s…it was refreshing, but I’m excited to get back into sharing recipes and reading all about your exploits over the holidays!  Our Christmas was very peaceful and relaxing.  On Christmas Eve, we had dinner with my family…my mom made this delicious seafood … Continue reading

Merry Christmas Eve and Christmas brunch ideas!

Merry Christmas Eve and Christmas brunch ideas!

We’ve been having a very relaxed holiday season!  This Christmas, we decided to simplify and cut back, focusing more on connecting with our friends and family through time spent together, phone calls and heartfelt notes.  It’s been a wonderful balance for me and a way to focus on the things that are really important! I’ve … Continue reading

Triple Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Biscotti

Triple Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Biscotti

Today I’m guest-posting over at Inspire and Indulge!  A year ago, a friend of mine made biscotti for a cookie exchange party, and I loved them so much that I asked her for the recipe (thanks Amy!)  I adapted the recipe slightly, and brought them to a cookie exchange party this past weekend.  Not only … Continue reading

Perfect Holiday Appetizer – Stuffed Mushrooms

Perfect Holiday Appetizer – Stuffed Mushrooms

We had a cookie exchange with a very special group of ladies this past weekend!  We each brought our cookie plus a “pupu”, the Hawaiian way for saying appetizer 🙂   I went to Annie’s Eats for inspiration, as I always love her recipes!  This one did not disappoint.  I’ve always loved eating stuffed mushrooms, … Continue reading

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been wanting to try this recipe FOREVER!  I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to try it, but it was worth the wait.  I grew up eating crispy cookies (because that’s what my mom liked), but when I married Patrick, I realized that I would have to learn some chewy cookie recipes, … Continue reading

Grandma’s Christmas Applesauce Fruitcake

Grandma’s Christmas Applesauce Fruitcake

When we were visiting my husband’s family in Las Vegas, my mother in law asked if I wanted to make her mom’s Christmas applesauce fruitcake.  Did she even need to ask?  Of course!  That’s exactly the kind of thing I love to do 🙂  My mother in law said that her mom would make this … Continue reading

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

We had an amazing time with family this past week!  A special treat was getting to see our nieces and nephew…Malia LOVED playing with her cousins.  I wish we lived closer to them, so the cousins could play together all the time!  Did you grow up spending time with your cousins?  My cousins are all … Continue reading

Guest Post – Nutella Brownie Cups

I’m so excited for today’s guest post from Natasha of Butter.  I’ve dubbed her the “Queen of Nutella”, because she makes the most amazing creations with Nutella 🙂  You have to check out her website for some of the most amazing baked goods.  Her latest post is on Cookie Butter Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, … Continue reading