Carrot Cake Cheesecake Swirl Bars (recipe via thenovicechefblog.com)

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Swirl Bars*

I feel dirty and kind of ashamed. I made a dessert using a box mix. But then I put that dessert in my mouth and immediately forgot my shamed feelings. A lot of the time, boxed cakes are dry. Sure they are easy, but they are nothing compared to...
Lemon Danish (recipe via thenovicechefblog.com)

Lemon Danish*

I have been thinking about it and I think Lemons are my official favorite fruit. Which is so weird right? You don’t really eat lemons by themselves like strawberries or apples. It’s not like I just bite into a lemon! However, I use them in everything: sweets, savory dishes...
Nutella Pumpkin Swirl Muffins (recipe via thenovicechefblog.com)

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins*

I have held out as long as I could. It’s September 19th and I am officially breaking out the pumpkin recipes. Jorge and I were grocery shopping a couple days ago and there was a glorious stack of Libby canned pumpkin. I really did try to walk by it....
Truffled Tator Tots from Anise Gastropub in Tampa

Thoughts too long for Twitter.*

1. I wanted a new desk for my office – so that meant a trip downtown to Ikea. I bought this unfinished kitchen table (it would be way too small for a kitchen table – but a perfect desk) and threw on a few coats of mint green paint....