Tiramisu Cake

Featuring layers of white cake brushed with coffee and a hint of dark rum, this Tiramisu Cake is a new favorite in our house!

Featuring layers of white cake brushed with coffee and a hint of rum, this Tiramisu Cake is a new favorite in our house!Raise your hand if you’re a coffee addict.  If you just like a good cup of joe, then you can keep your hand down.  Mom-in-law, you can keep your hand raised.  My mother-in-law has been staying with us a good bit lately, and she loves coffee.  I’m talking like 6-7 cups a day.  In her defense, she does switch to decaf somewhere around 4pm, but holy cow!Continue Reading »

Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels

Skip the mall food court and make these Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels at home!

Skip the mall food court and make these Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels at home!We were wandering through the mall the other day, and we happened to come within 100 250 500 yards of one of those soft pretzels places.  I swear those places secretly vent their ovens straight into the air ducts for the entire mall.  There I am.  Just walking along minding my own business.  Then all of a sudden *boom*.  The sweet smell of melted butter + cinnamon and sugar hits me in the face.  And then I had the urge to go get some Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzels.Continue Reading »

Blueberry Coconut Banana Bread

This Blueberry Coconut Banana Bread is packed with flavor, and it makes for one heck of a Saturday morning breakfast!

This Blueberry Coconut Banana Bread is packed with flavor, and it makes for one heck of a Saturday morning breakfast!Have I ever mentioned how much my wife hates kitchen unitaskers?  If its a tool or a gadget that only does one thing, then chances are you won’t find it in our house.  It turns into clutter, and clutter turns into junk drawers that never get opened.  I’m looking at you, strawberry huller!  (Yes, a paring knife can do the same job, and it has a zillion other uses, too.)Continue Reading »

Bacon Jalapeno Cheesy Breadsticks

Topped with bacon, jalapenos and two types of cheese, these Bacon Jalapeno Cheesy Breadsticks are an easy and delicious gametime snack!

Topped with bacon, jalapenos and two types of cheese, these Bacon Jalapeno Cheesy Breadsticks are an easy and delicious gametime snack!I finally found it!  After years of searching, I found it.  Salami Piccante.  If you’re not familiar with salami piccante, then you need to be!  It’s a spicy variety of salami that’s hot, but doesn’t overwhelm your taste buds.  It’s been loosely translated into pepperoni here in the States, but salami piccante is not pepperoni.  Same general family, but so very different!Continue Reading »