Pulled Pork BBQ

Perfect Pulled Pork Sandwich


Welcome to the South– Where BBQ is rejoiced and (b)raised with the same (maybe even more…) care and tenderness that a first born child would receive. I mean, people here really love their pork.


I’m going to share my favorite, super-simple, crockpot Pulled Pork recipe so you can all feel like true Southerners for a day. This stuff is legit!


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Fall S’mores

Fall S'mores


Fall is in the air, y’all! What better way to celebrate than campfire s’mores. Oh, wait. I know what’s better….


Fall S’mores– Fluffy, homemade pumpkin spice marshmallows & white chocolate, all toasted between two homemade gingersnap cookies. I have to say, this has become my kumbaya campfire replacement during the fall season.


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Halloween Croquembouche

Halloween Croquembouche


Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me SICK!  Anyway… Everyone knows that spending hours mending together the perfect halloween costume is made worth it once you get to a good party that has tables full of sweet treats to enjoy.


SISTAHSSS! Prepare thyselves. —

Halloween Croquembouche {Cream puffs filled with vanilla bean pastry cream, spun together with caramelized sugar in a sweet, tasty spider’s nest.}


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Monterey Hazelnut Biscotti + GIVEAWAY

Monterey Hazelnut Biscotti


There are moments when I catch myself daydreaming that I have a little old Italian grandmother (I would call her Nonna, obviously) that sits in her tiny house baking delicious treats for me to pick up. What? Y’all don’t think of things like that? Anyway…


The first thing on my imaginary Italian grandmother’s table would be a crispy biscotti for me to enjoy with my morning coffee. Everything is better with coffee, after all. I’ll show you my take with a Monterey Hazelnut Biscotti. A few sweetened cherries & candied hazelnuts balance the unique savory flavor from the monterey jack cheese base.


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Homemade Bruschetta

Homemade Brucshetta


While summer may totally be sooo last month, I can’t help but to pull back & peek through the kitchen blinds and see what I assume may be the last of the homegrown tomatoes creeping through the brown, dried-up leaves, just begging to be used. I am completely fine with saying goodbye to the 100 degree summer heat in exchange for the cool breeze and blanket-warming colors of fall, but I certainly will miss the fruits of the summer-time garden that is in my back yard. Fresh tomatoes, herbs, and even a few insanely spicy peppers that grew by means of some sorta of freak accident.


For a final hurrah to summer, I am using some of the last tiny tomatoes and herbs for a delicious Homemade Bruschetta.


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