BAKE-OFF: Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Who doesn’t like a fluffy, rich, golden pancake bright and early? Stuff it with your favorite fruit, lather it in liquid sugar and jump right in; these things are what have me jumping out of bed at the ungodly hour Sofia thinks the morning is. As I know all you came here was for the recipe, I’ll get right to it, as I doubt you even got to the point to read. Am I right? Right? That’s what I thought, I’m all alone here typing for absolutely nobody! #onlyhalfkidding What started as a fun little bake-off have produced MANY amazing dishes that you can all try, in […]

BAKE-OFF: Rice Krispie Easter Eggs

Rice Krispie treats are somewhat nostalgic for me. Reminds me of my childhood and oh how totally awesome my mum was for always making the coolest Rice Krispie balls. My mum didn’t make the traditional squares, oh no, not my mum, she was the pioneer of pinterest, she didn’t need inspiration to make the next treat-trend, she oozed fun ideas. I swear she was the first one to come up with stuffing Rice Krispie Balls; from gummy worms and jube-jubes to anything she could get her hands on, possibilities were endless. These memories are good ones, sweet ones, ones I will never forget. So by now you should be […]

BAKE-OFF Pasta Alfredo

Would you believe my husband is Italian and we rarely eat pasta in this house. Honestly. Not because we don’t both love it, I mean who doesn’t love pasta, other than those who are celiac, or play celiac, or who are following the Wheat Belly lifestyle, or those who choose their bikini over their cover-up. Either way you play it peeps it’s strange that we don’t make pasta more often in our house as we both thoroughly enjoy a big’ol bowl of starch. When my buddy Hillary came up with doing Chef Michael Smith’s Fetticcini Alfredo as our next bake-off, I couldn’t be more pumped. Not just […]

BAKE-OFF: Snack Mix

We’re back at it people, it’s 2014 and we have tackled yet another bake-off. Once again I have taken one for the team with a Snack Mix that will not only put you in a coma I am sure of it, but it will be the perfect mix to make for this upcoming Sunday football game I am hearing so much hype about. What is it anyways, seriously people it JUST a football game {only half kidding}.  Anyways, this dish will not only please the super-bowler in everyone, but also the toddlers who are getting dragged along into the game. Hey — this could be some good […]

BAKE-OFF: Traditional Cheeseball

We’re at it again my friends. The bake-off continues this month, however this time we went from something sweet and decadent {last month was Paula Deen’s Apple Strudel}, to something creamy and savory. A traditional cheeseball; and can you believe this was my very first time ever having made or even tasted one. Pretty sure I have broken a law somewhere, take me to jail, I swear this is really a sin. So easy to make, so beautiful to look at and so damn tasty to eat! So without further ado, I give you three versions of the traditional Cheeseball, including recipes. Starting with mine which is […]

BAKE-OFF: Paula Deen’s Apple Strudel

So….. my friends Hillary, Jen and I just love to bake and we thought it’d be fun to see what happens when we all took one recipe and approached it in three different ways. You see Hillary, she likes to play with ingredients, trying to find healthy’ish alternatives to a rather standard ingredients. Jen on the other hand likes to take it even a step further and finds substituting for healthy ingredients a game if you will. Then there is me *insert awkward pause*. With one of my favorite combos since childhood as butter and sugar whipped together. Horrible. I know. So as you could imagine, I’ll […]