Maple Walnut Cupcakes

These Maple Walnut Cupcakes are topped with maple cream cheese frosting and garnished with delicious toasted walnuts.  They’re the perfect Spring dessert!

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I have a confession to make.  I didn’t like cream cheese frosting until probably about a year ago.  I kept trying it, but I always preferred a classic buttercream frosting.  However, I can be pretty stubborn at times, and I was determined to like cream cheese frosting.  Then it happened.  I remember the moment quite vividly actually.  (Seriously, who actually remembers the moment when they began liking cream cheese frosting? #foodbloggerproblems) Continue Reading »

Easter Brunch Idea: Southern Hash Brown Casserole

For Easter this year, I’ve partnered with Ore-Ida and Collective Bias to create this
Southern Hash Brown Casserole.  Easter Brunch just wouldn’t be the same without this classic casserole! #OreIdaHashbrown #CollectiveBias

Southern Hash Brown Casserole: This classic, easy casserole is perfect for holiday gatherings! #OreIdaHashbrown  #shop What are your favorite Easter traditions?  Do you have a big family gathering or just lay low for the weekend?  As a kid, we’d always load up the family car and make the 4 1/2 hour drive from Charleston, SC to visit my grandparents in upstate South Carolina.  I remember feeling like that trip took forever!  Continue Reading »

Mozzarella-Stuffed Italian Breadsticks

These Mozzarella-Stuffed Italian Breadsticks are the perfect appetizer for a college basketball tournament party.  They’re fun, delicious and easy to eat!

Mozzarella-Stuffed Italian Breadsticks As far as I’m concerned, all of the college basketball games in March are kinda-like the Super Bowl, part 2.  The games dominate the sports news for the month and a national champion is crowned at the end.  But more importantly, March Madness is a great excuse to bring out all of the snacks and appetizers that normally appear during Super Bowl season.  Continue Reading »

Gluten-free Toasted Coconut Pancakes

These Toasted Coconut Pancakes are high-protein, gluten-free…and really, really tasty!

Gluten-Free Toasted Coconut Pancakes
I love to bake.  I don’t really care whether it’s cake, cookies, or pancakes…I just love to bake.  My wife will tell you that I am seriously in my element when I’m standing at the kitchen counter with my hands (and usually my shirt and pants) covered in flour.  Continue Reading »