Sin√©ad’s Visit to Florida – Part 1

I am so behind on posting this, and that sort of happens a lot. I normally feel bad about it and offer a short apology or reason, but this time I’ll just be up front about what it is: I have a pretty terrible anxiety disorder, and it sometimes allows me to convince myself that … Continue reading

Recipe: Swirly Nutella Cheesecake Squares

First, I need to let you know that my inaccurate cutting led to these being more rectangular than the title of this recipe would lead you to believe, but we’re going to pretend that isn’t the case – may the odds of even cutting be ever in your favor! Second, I have some seriously talented … Continue reading

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

It’s that time of the year again! ¬†I’m sure you’ve seen all the recent advertisements for pumpkin this and pumpkin that — Coffee! Cupcakes! Dip! The holiday pumpkin rush is one of my most favorite annual bandwagons to jump on, and I am happy to inform all of my readers that 2013 is no exception! … Continue reading

Five by Five – Quarter-Century Goals

I love goals and lists and am too ambitious for my own good, it’s true! Every December I make a list of goals for myself for the new year, and every year they’re forgotten by March! To break the cycle, I’ve decided to start my “new year” immediately following my birthday — I personally think … Continue reading

Recipe: Rosemary + Citrus Cookies

Finally, the third part of my “I love rosemary” extravaganza! ¬†This is also the second dessert-type recipe I’ve made, and none of them have included any beef or lamb or pork or any meat at all! I’m not saying that it isn’t DELICIOUS on a fat slab of carcass, but what I¬†am saying is that … Continue reading

Recipe: Rosemary + Olive Oil Baked Wedge Fries

This is my second recipe for my 3 part Rosemary Appreciation recipe series! Check out the first recipe for Rosemary Rice Krispies Treats by following this link! I tell people that I have the palate of a five year old because my favorite foods include macaroni and cheese and steak fries. My list of favorites … Continue reading

DIY Chalkboard Sprinkle Jars

I can’t think of anything better than something organized in an adorable way. Cute things are¬†the very best and when they please my borderline compulsive need to have things nice and orderly, a Happy Cassie is born! My friend Noelle knows how much I love cutesy kitchen things, and when she stumbled upon this post … Continue reading

Recipe: French Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

What’s black, white & red all over? These cupcakes! Har, har. My jokes are funny! Seriously though, these are really good! They taste like chocolate chip cookies topped with whipped cream — DELICIOUS! I’ve been super into the whole black/white/red combo lately. Probably in anticipation of Riot Fest in September! I always love carnivals. Cupcakes: … Continue reading

Recipe: Cranberry Citrus Walnut Bread

Cranberry Citrus Walnut Bread This is my absolute favorite thing I’ve ever baked. It uses whole-wheat flour and white flour, so it’s delicious¬†and healthy. I’ve been meaning to post this since last October, hence the candy corn theme, but I found the photos again now and couldn’t pass up sharing the recipe! I love eating … Continue reading

Fall To-Do List

Fall would probably be my favorite time of the year if Florida would actually allow me to experience it instead of going from summer straight into winter most years. I love the colors, the weather (or what the weather¬†should be like), the scenery, the smells and the flavors of the season. Changing leaves, pumpkins, hay … Continue reading