Desserts, Recipes / 08.01.2018

Butter pecan has been a top flavor in my household for a long time. Whenever my parents go to get ice cream I already know what's on the menu. For my dad, a butter pecan shake with the pecans barely ground up. For my mom, a pint of butter pecan ice cream. There's just something about buttered pecans that you just can't get enough of. That good ole buttered pecan flavor is the inspiration behind these Butter Pecan Cookies that I'm sharing with you today. Browned butter. Cinnamon. Toasted pecans. Those are the main ingredients that make these cookies as delicious...

Desserts, Recipes / 04.01.2018

Eggnog cupcakes with salted caramel eggnog buttercream. Y'all. *slaps forehead emoji* If you're a fan of eggnog you realize how important it was for me to make these cupcakes. First of all I really don't understand why eggnog is seasonal. Why can't it be year round??? It's delicious no matter what season or time of year it is. Since getting into baking I convinced myself that I NEEDED to make something with eggnog. I'm so glad that I did. These cupcakes are so moist and packed full of eggnog and salted caramel flavor. Needless to say they didn't last long in...

Casual Conversations, My Life / 01.01.2018

Hey everyone! If you're in shock about the title of this post then multiply that feeling by a thousand and you've got how I feel. First and foremost I can't believe I took such a long hiatus from blogging. My last blog post was in May. Secondly I honestly can't believe I'm back. After being away for so long, I just got the feeling that maybe the passion to blog was fleeting and it was time to hang up the towel. I'm so glad that I didn't do that. As I'm writing my heart has skipped several beats because I'm...

My Life, Travel / 30.05.2017

MEXICO TRIP RECAP So it's been about two weeks since I've been back from my Mexico trip and I'm just now doing a recap on it. Sad I know. Life just kinda punched me in the face. I've been working three days a week and then volunteering the rest of the days. I think I've figured out a better schedule though. At least I hope. Anyway Mexico was fabulous. Super relaxing. Most of our time was spent lounging by the beach or the pool. No complaints here. We stayed at the Ocean Riviera Paradise All Inclusive resort. It's Ocean Hotels newest...