Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin spice snickerdoodle whoopie pies? Yes, please!     There is nothing quite like a fresh out of the oven baked good to help chase the chill of winter away, right?! When the temperatures start getting cold, we love to bake something so that we can warm the house up. With two little boys inRead more

Double Chocolate Kahlua Parfait with Bear Naked Custom Granola

Double Chocolate Kalhua Parfait With Bear Naked Granola

Make a custom granola chocolate parfait with this dessert!     Do you remember when Jeopardy had a special event that pitted their all time champions against Watson? Watson was a supercomputer developed to answer questions and revolutionize the way that industries would see the future? Soon we were hearing about Watson in medicine, weather,Read more

The Autumn Pear – A Bourbon Cocktail

The Autumn Pear A Bourbon Cocktail

A great fall hard pear cider cocktail with so many popular fall flavors!     We have a good friend who has a number of pear trees in their back yard. They are left over from an old orchard that used to be on the land where their house was built. Every fall we getRead more

Apple Cider Brandy Creme Brulee

Apple Cider Brandy Creme Brulee

A perfect fall dessert with apple cider and apple brandy, this creme brulee will please!     We recently had a night out at a restaurant where they offered one of our favorite desserts, creme brulee.  The combination of smooth creamy custard and the hot caramelized sugar crust on the top makes for an elegantRead more

Halloween Oreo Monster Brownies

Halloween Oreo Monster Brownies

A fun treat for adults and kids alike, eat some Halloween dessert brownies with eyeballs on them!     When the calendar rolls around to October, our house starts to turn shades of orange and black, and our boys start talking about what what they are going to be on Halloween. Pretty soon, we haveRead more

The Cranberry Sweet and Sour with Smirnoff Sourced Cranberry Apple Vodka

The Cranberry Sweet and Sour

A fantastic fall sweet and sour cocktail with the flavors of apple and cranberry!     With October being right around the corner, like trips to apple orchards and pumpkin patches competing for time on our calendar! We definitely are feeling that fall is in the air. While we were looking at the calendars weRead more

Lavender Bee’s Knees – A Gin Cocktail

Lavender Bee's Knees cocktail in a coupe
Lavender Bee's Knees

We love the flavors in this classic gin cocktail, light and herbal with the lavender, perfectly citrusy with the lemon! Cheers to summer with this Lavender Bee’s Knees!     We have been busy the last few weeks wrapping up the end of summer by finding ways to use our fresh herbs from our gardenRead more

Beer Brittle Chocolate Bark

Beer Brickle Chocolate Bar

A fantastic boozy and chocolate dessert, this beer brittle is also great as a gift.     Pretzels and beer are one of those food pairings that just about everyone enjoys. Another pairing is pretzels and chocolate. This recipe for Beer Brittle Chocolate Bark made me channel my inner Homer Simpson and say “Mmmmm BEER!!!!”Read more

Aronia Berry Simple Syrup

Aronia Berry Syrup - a perfect balance between sweet and tart, with a nostalgic rich flavor.

We had fun using this unique ingredient, Aronia Berries, in this syrup.     We grew up in the Midwest with relatives who loved to explore the many parks, country roads and outdoor spaces that are just minutes away. One of the earliest memories of outdoor adventures is of walking down a country road gatheringRead more