Chocolate Cake with Cookies ‘n Cream Mousse

Ok, so I missed national chocolate cake day on Monday because I was still thinking up this one in my noggin. Now, I have a confession to make… I’m not a fan of cake.  It’s unpredictable, and overall just too sweet!  And that is why I came up with this one; Chocolate Cake with Whipped…

Eggo’s Benny

Eggs Benedict [Eggs Benny]: the very classy and perfectly tasty breakfast dish often enjoyed for Sunday brunch.  It consists of a toasty English muffin, topped with a slice of Canadian bacon, followed by a angelic poached egg and finished with a rich hollandaise sauce.  Now, before I offend anyone… this dish came out of purely…

Jazz Up Your Cheese

So you have your trendy cheese board or platter prepared.  Of course, the cheese stands beautifully on its own, but here are some quick tips with simple ingredients. Here, I have a rich and nutty Fontinella.  Not to be confused with Fontina cheese which is a softer cheese that melts incredibly,  Fontinella is a semi-soft…

Fresh Pizza Rolls

Some people have a sweet tooth, I have a pizza tooth. Though I may not be able to finish an entire cupcake, I could easily put down a pie. A pizza pie, that is. I can’t get enough of the stuff… dough, cheese, sauce aka: the holy trinity. You could probably drop a slice in…

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Candied Pancetta

Move over Kale chips, these Brussels sprouts chips are gonna give you a run for your money. OK… they may be scattered with salty pancetta and drizzled with a brown sugar glaze so they are not nearly as healthy. But, they are pretty damn delicious.  The bitter greens crisp up so they crackle as you…

French Onion Soup Burgers

  French onion soup burgers…kind of like Panera and Five Guys had the perfect child. This recipe marries two of my favorite foods in holy matrimony: the cheese burger and French onion soup. Take one bite into this juicy burger and a burst of French onion soup will make you close your eyes to savor…

Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream Sammies

….. Have I caught your attention yet? Homemade creamy blueberry vanilla ice cream between two cakey, yet crisp peanut butter cookies. Did I mention its no-churn ice cream? The inspiration behind this dessert comes from my best friend, and college roommate Marebear.  Two very important things I have learned about Mary over the years. 1:…

For Your Pup

Not only because I want to show off my precious pups… meet Jasper and my sister Megan’s love bug, Ammo! But, because I want to show you how easy it is to create your very own dog treats with simple ingredients you most likely have stocked in your kitchens! No preservatives or unknown ingredients… just…

Spins on Classics: Pork Chops

This is an exciting dish that will make you wonder why you ever baked dry, boring pork and thought it was ok to spoon jarred, cold apple sauce aside them. As if the the sad, lumpy mashed potatoes made it any better. The spin? Cinnamon peppered chops with an apple and onion stuffing accompanied by sweet…

Jaybird in the Kitchen

You’re probably all wondering, “What’s with the bird?” Well, my name is Jayme, I am named after my father Jay. Jaybird is a nickname that I have acquired over the years that just kind of stuck.. come to find out it was also the nickname my father was given by his buddies. I am all…