Tis the Season for Cookies

I have to admit that I am not a big Christmas person.  It’s never been my favorite holiday.  Some things I do like about this time of year: christmas light [especially those synchronized light shows], gift giving [because what’s more fun than seeing the expression on the recipient’s face?], and baking [because, duh!].

I’m a pretty avid baker most of the year.  The holidays means more than just your average cakes and desserts.  This is when you pull out all the stops because it’s the one time of year when being in a constant sugar coma is sort of acceptable. 

This year, I put together little cookie plates Continue reading

A Macaroni and Cheese to Die For

Comfort food is the best.

On the top of my list is favorites is probably macaroni and cheese.  I love it out of the blue box [#noshame], classically baked, with fancy cheeses and with every twist in between.

This mac and cheese recipe I’ve made a few times and it’s always been a huge hit.  It feels decadent and rich, but in reality, it’s loaded with goodness.  I am huge on knowing where my food comes from before I put it in my mouth, and more importantly – putting my own twist on recipes [what’s a recipe? 🙂].   Continue reading