Double Chocolate Whole Wheat Raspberry Waffles

Double Chocolate Whole Wheat Raspberry Waffles

I know that I do several things which my husband finds annoying.  But hey — that’s one of the best parts  of marriage, right?  Taking pleasure in doing the little things that annoy your spouse? No? Oh. Awkward. Anyhoo…..as I was saying…..     Of course, the difference is that the things that I do, which get on Eric’s nerves, are actually completely normal and

Sweet and Simple: My Favorite Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

I know.  Big whoop.  Blueberry muffins.  C’mon, Julie.  You’re totally phoning it in with this recipe. Or am I? O.K., well I kind of am. Just hear me out…..after you look at all of this streusel:     What this recipe may lack in terms of originality, it certainly makes up for in terms of flavor.   I know that sounds incredibly cliched, but it’s true.

Chewy Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Cookies

Overall, I’d give the quality of this year’s Super Bowl commercials a B-, not a bad grade in general, but a horrible grade where $3.5 million per 30 seconds is concerned.  I mean, really, if you’re going to pony up that kind of scratch to promote your company, then that commercial better be memorable, relevant, and most of all knock-your-socks-off-good (as opposed to played out,

Chocolate Stout Brownies with Whiskey Ganache

Chocolate Stout Brownies with Whiskey Ganache

I’m fairly certain that some of the first words I learned to say were “Jack Daniels manhattan, up.” And no, I was not raised in a bar.     For as long as I can recall, a manhattan made with Jack Daniels whiskey and served straight up has been my dad’s cocktail of choice.  He never drinks them at home, only in restaurants at the