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Our First Herb and Vegetable Garden

I’ve never had much of a green thumb.  When I was a kid, my sister and I decided one year that we absolutely needed...

Grilled Pork Kebabs with Asian Marinade

You know those weeks when you are just desperately wishing for the weekend to hurry up and arrive?  I had one of those weeks...

Funfetti Layer Cake with Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting

Every year I make a cake for my husband’s birthday.  Back when we first started dating, my cooking and baking skills were not exactly...

Coconut Rice

While we were on our honeymoon in Hawaii, we ate a lot of coconut flavored foods and had quite a number of coconut flavored...

Light and fluffy macadamia nut pancakes! These simple tropical pancakes make for an excellent breakfast! Includes a dairy free option!

Macadamia Nut Pancakes

These macadamia nut pancakes were originally published in June 2012. The post has been updated as of May 31, 2017 with new photos, text...

Eat, Drink and Be Married

My husband and I recently celebrated our first wedding anniversary.  Sometimes I can’t believe an entire year has flown by and then at other...

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

For those of you who don’t know, I work at a university in DC.  Our office is very busy, so each year we have...

Homemade Vanilla Syrup

We are big coffee drinkers and have come to love those vanilla (or other) flavored coffee creamers.  However, even though we love them, I’ve...

Homemade Iced Coffee

I have a serious addiction to iced coffee, especially when it’s warm outside.  Last summer, I spent way too much money buying one each...

Pecan Praline Brownies

You know those pecan pralines that you can get in candy stores in places like Charleston and Savannah?  The first time I had them...