Tomato Jam and Cheddar Palmiers

Sweet tomato jam and cheddar pair well in these addicting appetizers.  Tomato Jam and Cheddar Palmiers are simple to make with refrigerated puff pastry and add a surprisingly sweet treat to your appetizer table. Happy Hump Day everyone!  I hope you're week is going swimmingly....the sun has returned to my corner of the earth and I'm bringing back summer just a little bit.  All this Halloween mumbo jumbo is jumping the gun a bit but I hope it's helping you plan your blow out Halloween … [Read more...]

Mini Bourbon Pumpkin Praline Cheesecakes

Creamy, pumpkin cheesecake spiked with bourbon and smothered with buttery pecan praline, the perfect ending to any holiday meal.  Mini Bourbon Pumpkin Praline Cheesecakes will soon become an annual tradition.   I don't usually cave to trendiness....but sometimes I have to bend my own rules a bit.  Especially, when it comes to sharing some of my favorite recipes.  One of the ways I learned to cook was through my tendency to be a people pleaser.....or a people impresser.  Whenever a … [Read more...]

Funfetti Coffee Cake Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Celebrate every morning with easy to make Funfetti Coffee Cake Muffins with Lemon Glaze.  Made with coconut oil, greek yogurt and topped with a buttery streusel, these muffins will make early mornings a little easier to wake up to.  Great for brunch, breakfast or snacks. Waking up...sometimes it's hard to do, especially when you were up late watching Bachelor in Paradise with your NOW twenty year old daughter.  Today's her birthday and she's no longer a little girl.  She's no longer a … [Read more...]

Apple Walnut M&M’s® Blondies with Apple Cream Cheese Glaze

Easy to make Apple Walnut M&M's® Blondies are perfect in the lunch box or as an after school snack.  Topped with a simple Apple Cream Cheese Glaze, these addictive treats will be a favorite all season long. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeInTheFun #CollectiveBias   This morning, I woke up to a slight chill in the air.  And the sound of a school bus climbing up the hill in front of my's … [Read more...]

The Very Best White Sandwich Bread

Soft and fluffy with a chewy crust, this is the Very Best White Sandwich Bread recipe ever.  Fragrant slices have a buttery crumb and are the best surface for slathering on some PB&J.   We had a few cool days before this sweaty heat wave rolled in where I was ready to bust out my leather boots and wool sweaters.  I think the temp reached a frigid 79 degrees for the high one day and I was, literally, wrapped up in a faux-fur blanket thinking of snowflakes and holiday decor.  I was … [Read more...]

Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae Bites

Creamy vanilla ice cream tops a fudge brownie base then is topped with warm hot fudge sauce, whipped cream and a cherry creating a fun mini dessert.  Easy to make, Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae Bites are perfect for a crowd and are little bits of heaven. I have a confession.  I did something that I never, ever, ever do and it ended up consuming my entire day.  The WHOLE from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM.  It was a complete accident and's a bit of an addiction.  I binge watched … [Read more...]

The Very Best Barbecue Baked Beans

Topped with crisp bacon and blended with TWO secret ingredients, these are definitely the VERY Best Barbecue Baked Beans ever.  Tangy, sweet and slightly spicy these beans are baked until bubbly and a great side dish for any occasion.   Here's where my tinkering in the kitchen started.  Baked beans.  It was the first time in my life that I realized things don't always have to be "as is".  As in...straight from the can without any additional intervention.  My mom used to doctor up … [Read more...]

Zucchini Tart with Sweet Corn, Basil and Parmesan

Paper thin slices of zucchini are nestled in a light and airy puff pastry crust creating a beautiful summer tart.  Topped with sweet corn, parmesan cheese and a garlic basil butter, one bite will reconfirm that summer baking is the best. I bet one of you has a zucchini lying around your kitchen...or in your garden...or one will show up very soon from a neighbor who got overzealous with the garden this year.  I always find it hilarious at the end of the summer when I walk into someone's … [Read more...]

Tomato Upside Down Cornbread

Crispy, butter, soft, tangy...this Tomato Upside Down Cornbread has it all.  A dramatic presentation of the humble cornbread, this recipe will elevate any barbecue or cookout to a fine dining level.  It's also incredibly effortless to make, as well. So....I will refrain from announcing, once again, that summer has arrived.  I'll let the produce speak for itself.  I told a story long ago when I first started this blog about how I hate winter produce, peaches and tomatoes in particular. … [Read more...]

Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake and Planning a Dream Kitchen

A sweet treat in just a few minutes…this Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake is baked in the microwave and is the perfect dessert for summer.  Fresh berries and vanilla bean topped with sweetened cream are an excellent pairing in this ready-in-a-flash cake.   Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Kitchen PLAY on behalf of Frigidaire.  Compensation was provided to The Suburban Soapbox, all opinions are my own…as always.​ I spend hours a day in my kitchen.  Hours.  More than the … [Read more...]