slow cooker pumpkin crumble cake

Let’s be real. This is a dump cake. But what moron invented this term for such an awesome creation?! It was Sandra Lee, I bet. Damn you, Sandra Lee. I saw this idea on The Kitchen when I binge watched like 18 episodes on a Saturday, and I knew I had to try it. Token pumpkin…

valentine’s day dinner ideas

If you’re a slacker and you know it, raise your hand! I have been cooking, but nothing new or exciting. Mostly just kale on kale. This pasta with sausage and kale, and this kale salad. One night for dinner I just ate a plate of straight up sauteed kale with some garlic. That was a…

that time i blogged about ramen

Happy 2015 everyone! It’s been a whirlwind of a week. I went back to work Monday through Wednesday, then picked the GS up from the airport late Wednesday night. We rolled into the New Year’s Eve celebration at camp around 11:30 PM. We had a great time seeing my family, and then on New Year’s…

turkey florentine soup

Your leftover turkey is already gone, isn’t it? Damn. Again, my timing is the worst. We typically have 8 million people for Thanksgiving (okay, like 50), but this year was a much smaller affair with a meager 24 joining us for dinner. We did a 21 pound turkey (which I slathered with a homemade compound…

portuguese sweet bread

Another installment of Easter food that is coming at you about 349 days too early. An Easter tradition in our family used to be wearing coordinated outfits lovingly made by my mom. Yes I actually was one of the ugliest children in the world. The GS informed me that one of the Easter traditions in…

dr. pepper glazed easter ham

Happy Easter friends! Here’s where I tell you all about the great food I made for Easter after it’s already over and you’re no longer looking for Easter meal ideas. It’s cool, just bookmark it for next year. My family is in Charleston for Easter which makes me very jealous, and the GS is from…

hot taco dip

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! I must say, NYE has never been my favorite holiday. There’s always so much hype and planning that goes into it, and somehow it never ends up being as fun or exciting as you expect. Probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever done for New Year’s was the Full Moon…

chocolate souffle

Sorry if you’re in a sugar coma from Halloween and here I am bringing you something sweet. Actually, I’m not sorry. I had one piece of candy over the Halloween festivities and it was a Twizzler so that doesn’t even count. What else is ticking me off about Halloween celebrations? Well I spent a good…

spice cake with amaretto glaze

Happy Halloween everyone! One of my favorite holidays, for sure. I love any excuse to get crafty and look like a fool. Some of my favorite Halloween-related things going on thus far… This video of two of Ellen’s employees going through the Walking Dead maze. If you somehow haven’t seen it, please watch. I emailed…

peanut butter cup crunch ice cream cake

Yeah, that’s a mouthful. When I told people I was making myself an ice cream cake for my birthday they all said some variation of “Wow, that sounds ambitious!” Of course, that was after the brief moment of being judgmental that I insist on making my own birthday cake every year. Store bought baked goods?…