Apple Roses

  I would take this bouquet of Apple Roses any day. This recipe is for Apple Roses made with pie dough instead of puff pastry using freshly picked apples. Unfortunately we weren’t able to make it apple picking this year (a serious break from tradition) but our friends saved the season by bringing us a big bag of apples picked right from their mom’s apple tree in Vermont.  This called…

Bourbon Maple Glaze

This bourbon maple glaze is the perfect addition to any fall treat. Bourbon Maple Glaze 2 tbsp Bourbon 1/2 cup Maple Syrup (real) 1 tbsp Butter Directions: Add all ingredients into a small bowl. Microwave until butter is melted, about 30 seconds.  Stir to combine.   Drizzle on top of any sweet autumn inspired treat.  Pumpkin loaf, apple pie, maple tart with roasted pears, custard pie…basically anything with pumpkin, apple, pecans,…

Cheddar Bacon Scones

So I’ve been sick for over a week now and now I’m sick on chicken noodle soup.  For the most part it’s all for the past 10 days.  To keep my soup interesting this week I decided to make some savory scones to dip into my crock pot chicken noodle soup.  The recipe is really quick and easy to put together.  The hardest part was frying up the bacon (and…

Ginger Tea

So it’s the favorite time of year for every Basic Bitch.  Pumpkin Spice Lattes, boots, apples picking, pumpkin everything and cold season.  I’ve been fighting a cold off pretty hard and have tried to eat clean and take vitamins to get it moving along.  Besides for cough medicine the most helpful thing I’ve taken is Homemade Ginger Tea.  My mom always wants me to drink ginger tea when I’m sick but I…

Roasted Chicken

Do you guys know Andie from Can You Stay for Dinner?  I love her blog.  I’ve followed her for years now.  Her recipes are delicious and her story is amazing.  Stop by her blog and you’ll asking if she can invite you for dinner.  I made her recipe for Light Italian Chicken Salad with Roasted Garlic for dinner this week. Oh. My. God.  It was soo good.  Her recipe was…

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Brussel Sprouts

    I eat with my eyes first (as most people do).  But I also hate doing dishes so typically when I’m cooking for myself and my husband, I serve directly from the stove and don’t really present the food on a platter or set the table with more than a fork, knife and paper napkin.  But some days, I want my dinner to look like I actually made an effort…

Homemade Magic Shell

Did you guys grow up on Magic Shell like me?  And by grow up on it I mean very rarely, every once in a while, my mom would buy Magic Shell and we would have super special make your own ice cream sundaes with coffee ice cream, Magic Shell and homemade whipped cream.   All these wonderful childhood memories came back to me last week while I was searching for…

Homemade Tattoos

  You know those super cute Bachelorette Party Tattoos that are all over Etsy? They are so easy to make!  I made a ton for my friend’s bachelorette party weekend in Chicago earlier this month. We had a THREE night bachelorette party and because I’m the kind of girl who loves a theme – each night had a separate themes: Last Swing Before The Ring Champs Drink Champs Boots and…

Hosting A Bachelorette Party

I’ve hosted exactly 1 bachelorette party in my life but I’ve been to more than a few.  The one I hosted was a 3 night destination party so it almost counts as 3 parties…right?  Bachelorette parties are the best.  All girls celebrating on of their closest friends or family members with tons of toasting, silly dancing and partying the way we used to before we had to “adult“.  Here are…

Berry Buckle

I found this recipe on the New York Times website while I was “unpacking” moving boxes.  I pinned it and thought it would be a nice weekend baking project.  But unpacking is hard and my kitchen is the most put together room so I tend to make any excuse to only be in the kitchen. Cooking and baking relax me because I know exactly where to start, how many steps…