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Apple Butter Bundt Cake

It’s no secret that I love fruit butters. So this summer, when my cute-as-a-button friend, Jen from My Kitchen Addiction posted her recipe for Peach Butter Bundt Cake, I was all over that. Except I didn’t have any peach butter. And a distinct lack of will to make peach butter that week. Luckily, Jen’s pretty …

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Kahlua Pie makes the world go 'round. It's true. It's not love, it's kahlua pie.

Nanny’s Kahlua Pie

Kahlua Pie has been a family favorite at my house for decades. Make it mini or make it full-sized. Just make it! Kahlua Pie has always been a big deal in our family. Nanny made it a lot, especially at Christmas time, when my Uncle Charlie would request it as his “birthday pie” – he …

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Rolo Dream Bars

I’m guest posting on my pal Jamie’s blog My Baking Addiction today. Head over there to check out these incredibly addicting Rolo Dream Bars. You’re going to LOVE them. [wpurp-searchable-recipe]Rolo Dream Bars – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]

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‘Ohana Breakfast Bread

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Disney enthusiast, or as my friend Amanda Tinney says, I’m simply a “Disney Peep”. One of my favorite restaurants at Walt Disney World is located at the Polynesian Resort, or as us Disney veterans refer to it as, “The Poly”. The Polynesian was created to pay homage to …

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Coconut M&M Cookies

On Saturday, my nephew David turns 5. Five years ago, my husband and I had just disembarked from a cruise ship, and barely made it through customs (where cell phones are not allowed) when my phone began to ring. I answered it to hear both my mother’s tears, and Davey’s first cries too. There I stood, in the middle of a sidewalk at New York City’s cruise pier, crying my eyes out.

Four months later, I met Davey for the first time. We gathered at Canyon Lake, Texas, a place that my sister and I spent the majority of our childhood summers, spring breaks, and long weekends. Chellee and Jeremy walked out of their cabin, and put a little baby wearing only a diaper into my arms. He promptly threw up on me.

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