Caramel Apple Swirl Cake

Caramel Apple Swirl Cake

I’m not usually a cake-from-a-box-mix kind of gal.  Which really has more to do with the fact that I don’t often make cakes than it does with anything else.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, I like cakes just fine.  But it’s really the...
Summer Sausage

Summer Sausage

Next to sweets, my favorite thing on the holiday table is summer sausage (can someone please explain to me why we call it summer sausage when we eat it during the Christmas holiday??).  But not any summer sausage–my mom’s summer sausage.  Look, I’m...
Chocolate Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Chocolate Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday with your loved ones today.  I am planning to eat lots, relax as much as I can, and most of all–give thanks.  I definitely have a blessed life, and this year I am especially thankful for...
Peppermint Candy Bark

Peppermint Candy Bark

Oh my, it’s week 8 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies, and I’m starting to get a little nervous. Not about the cookie and sweets-baking, though. That’s fun and actually stress relieving. It’s the fact that Christmas is just around the corner...