Candy Corn Cupcakes

A bit of yellow and orange food coloring turns these classic vanilla cupcakes into
Candy Corn Cupcakes.  They’re perfect for Halloween!

A bit of yellow and orange food coloring turns these classic vanilla cupcakes into Candy Corn Cupcakes.  They're perfect for Halloween!*Creak*  Wait.  What was that?  Do you get a little more jumpy around Halloween?  I know I do.  Things that would be completely normal any other time of the year all of a sudden take on a wicked twist.  I’ve always been a huge fan of ghost stories and things that go bump in the night–and I’m not talking about the neighbor.  Continue Reading »

Wild Mushroom Bean and Barley Soup

This Wild Mushroom Bean and Barley Soup features several types of ‘shrooms and the magical orca bean!  It’s perfect for chilly Autumn days!

This Wild Mushroom Bean and Barley Soup features several types of 'shrooms and the magical orca bean!  It's perfect for chilly Fall and Winter days!I’ve always wanted to see a whale.  Not like the kind that you might see in a Disney movie.  A real whale.  I find it fascinating that one of the largest mammals in the world feeds on one of the smallest.  And get ready for this…whales eat up to 5,000 pounds of plankton and other small fish a day.  5,000 pounds!  So when I found out that you can go whale watching off the coast of Massachusetts, I was all in.Continue Reading »

Butter Pecan Pound Cake

Topped with toasted pecans and a simple glaze, this Butter Pecan Pound Cake is a delicious sweet treat for a cool Autumn evening!

Topped with a toasted pecans and a delicious glaze, this Butter Pecan Pound Cake is the perfect sweet treat for a cool Autumn evening! #IDelightEvery since I was a little kid, I’ve always loved pound cake. I’d actually venture so far as to say that pound cake is my favorite dessert. My mom makes a mean pound cake, and it was one of the first recipes that I asked her to teach me after I moved out on my own. Over the years, I’ve made that classic pound cake a number of times, but I’ve also experimented with it a good bit, too. Continue Reading »

Honey Lavender Scones

I’ve partnered with Socialstars by Crowdtap and Millstone Coffee to create these Honey Lavender Scones.  These scones are a tasty treat to serve alongside a cup of hot coffee!

Lightly spiced with lavender, honey and citrus, these Honey Lavender Scones are a delicious treat alongside a cup of coffee! #MillstoneCoffeeI’m a morning person.  I love getting up early while the world is still quiet…even on the weekends.  I’ll usually try to sneak out of bed and let my wife and the pups sleep for a little bit longer.  (Of course, they usually hear me and make their way downstairs shortly thereafter…but at least I try!)  As soon as I get downstairs, I make myself a cup of coffee.  It might seem so simple, but I get really excited about a good cup of coffee in the morning.  If the weather is nice, I might sit out on the back porch, but I usually just flip on the news or sports to get caught up.  Continue Reading »