Monthly Archives: December 2013


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was deliriously tired last night, but I was awake enough to make chocolate chip cookies for the first time. Always awake enough for cookies—Yesss! Now, I’ve made Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies before, but that’s not the same in my mind because…well, they were stuffed. The cookies I made last night were super […]


Cinnamon Scones with Cream Cheese Icing

Scones—they never excited me until I actually indulged in one. I love scones now! They are one of my favorite pastries. Sipping a latte or hot cocoa while nibbling a scone…it just doesn’t get much sweeter. Cinnamon Crunch Scone from Panera The first scone I ever tried was a Wild Blueberry Scone from […]


Caramel Coffee Creamer

Brrr! It’s so cold out. This afternoon S and I warmed up with homemade hot cocoa and a cinnamon crunch scone from Panera—of course, it was free! I’ve had a “free pastry” on my Panera card since my birthday in October. It was a lovely little treat to indulge in while watching the […]

2 Month Blogging Update

Where does the time go?! It’s been TWO months since I started this blog. I can hardly believe it. This blog is a part of me now, and I really love it. I’m working to find my voice as the girl behind the blog—learning to write as I talk in […]


Banana & Peanut Butter Smoothie

Today turned out to be a snow day! That makes me feel like a kid again—remember how exciting it was to wake-up and find out there was no school? I felt that way when I woke up this morning at 4am and learned that today is indeed a snow day—back […]


Spinach-Ricotta Lasagna Rolls 2

I always try to make a super yummy meal for dinner on Friday evenings. Lots of people eat out on Fridays, but S and I are on a strict budget, so instead of spending money on eating out, we choose a meal we know we’ll really enjoy. Drum rollllll, please! […]