Nutella Hazelnut Coffee

Nutella Hazelnut Coffee

Northern Virginia, is absolutely breathtaking in the fall.  The weather is mild, and beautiful – the summer humidity of the mid-Atlantic subsides as the days get shorter and cooler.  The leaves along the Potomac and the foothills of the Shenandoah’s reach their peak right about now, and the colors are gorgeous.  When the sun hitsContinue Reading…


Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

Have you ever made Whoopie Pies before?  Up until yesterday, I had never made them. Over the weekend, Harrison and I were in Home Goods, where we came upon one of their clearance racks.  There were several cookie sheets, pots and pans, and then I discovered a treasure: a whoopie pie pan!!  AND, it wasContinue Reading…

Apple cider has never tasted so good! Poured over vanilla ice cream and topped with caramel and whipped cream, its the perfect fall treat!

Caramel Apple Cider Floats

Caramel Apple Cider Floats

Apple cider has never tasted so good! Poured over vanilla ice cream and topped with caramel and whipped cream, its the perfect fall treat! Sometimes, in life, difficult days are to be had.  Its inevitable, and completely unavoidable.  As we all know, its how we handle those difficult situations that define us as a mother,Continue Reading…


Happy National Homemade Cookie Day! Monster Cookies to Celebrate

Happy National Homemade Cookie Day!  Monster Cookies to Celebrate

Happy National Homemade Cookie Day, everyone!!  To celebrate this day of sweet indulgence, why not give this Monster Cookies a try?  These are probably my favorite cookie.  They have everything – peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, M&M’s and Reese’s Pieces.  To me any sweet treat that combines chocolate and peanut butter is top notch inContinue Reading…

Slow Cooker September: Slow Cooker Country Curry Chicken

Slow Cooker September: Slow Cooker Country Curry Chicken

So, I’ve had my new slow cooker for about three weeks now, and I’ve used it at least 10 times.  It really is one of the hardest working appliances in my house, and has saved me hours of meal prep already.  I truly love the fact that I can throw together a meal in theContinue Reading…


Moist, delicious cinnamon spice cake, bejeweled with apples and topped with a decadent Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting. The perfect fall cake!

Apple Cider Spice Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Apple Cider Spice Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve been craving something cinnamon spicy.  Something sweet, but not overly sugary.  I decided to make my Apple Cider Spice Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting.  However, after making it from my original recipe using apple pie filling, I experienced a disappointing baking fail – only half the cake came out of the pan.  AfterContinue Reading…

Caramel Chunk Fudge Bars and meeting Madge

Caramel Chunk Fudge Bars and meeting Madge

Yesterday I met a lovely lady named Madge.  I was busily running errands, and made a stop at the local grocery store to pick up some groceries.  I made my way out to the car, loaded my groceries, and returned my cart.  After walking back from the cart return area, I noticed an elderly ladyContinue Reading…