cinnamon bun muffins – gluten free

now, i don’t personally eat gluten-free, but i made these for a good friend several years ago who had just had a baby – her husband eats gluten-free and we were taking over brunch. these turned out so well (read: they were devoured by both adults & kiddos within minutes), i decided to post them on…

double chocolate & espresso cookies

i’m not playin’ around y’all. these are serious cookies. if you are extremely strange and don’t like chocolate in the least, you should stay away from this recipe. they are basically the perfect chocolate chip cookie but with chocolate in the batter too. plus they have this surprise of espresso in them which is lovely…

baked lemon garlic chicken with thyme + oregano

this recipe is adapted from the ever-brilliant barefoot contessa. she’s got such a knack for easy, flavorful dishes. i have gently edited this recipe for i how i tend to cook… using a little less olive oil and making sure all of the lemons got used and not wasted. and giving an option for those of you…

tex-mex sloppy joes

good lordy, do i love tex-mex. and i am positive it’s not because i’m from texas. it is only because it’s AWESOME. my ever-so-thoughtful little brother came across this a while ago and sent it my way… boy, does he know me well. the original recipe is by the lovely lisa fain, author of the homesick texan…