Gimlet is a weird word, isn’t it?

To me the word "gimlet" doesn't really sound that appetizing. It honestly just reminds me of "Gimli" from Lord of the Rings... I also thought that gimlets were supposed to have gin in them simply based on the name but this recipe I found in a magazine uses vodka which I'm more likely to have… Continue reading Gimlet is a weird word, isn’t it?

Does anyone know how Banana is spelled anyway?

One of my favorite breads that is sooo easy to make and sooo tasty is Banana bread. There are so many recipes and variations of this classic recipe but my favorite is one passed down from my family and it's a sour cream version. A lot of people are a little confused with the addition… Continue reading Does anyone know how Banana is spelled anyway?

Grandma’s “Famous” Homemade Strawberry Jam

I'm not sure when we started calling the jam we ate at my grandma's house "famous" but the nickname stuck around. If there is any family event where a crumb of bread is available the jam will be on the table. It tastes so much better than any store bought jam you can find. It… Continue reading Grandma’s “Famous” Homemade Strawberry Jam

Red Velvet Cupcakes

  We had a baby shower at work this week and I signed up to bring cupcakes! My go-to site for anything sweet (specifically cupcakes) is Sally's Baking Addiction. Her recipes are amazingggggg but they are definitely time consuming--so be warned. For these red velvet cupcakes I made them Sunday morning (shower was Monday) then… Continue reading Red Velvet Cupcakes

Overnight Egg Bake

I'm the type of person that needs a little time in the morning to become human--that means coffee and food. With a 40-ish minute long commute to work I have to eat before I leave every morning. One of my favorite things to have for breakfast is egg bake. I make it Saturday night/Sunday so… Continue reading Overnight Egg Bake

The First

Hi! I'm Lexi and one of my favorite things in life is cooking and baking! I grew up in the kitchen next to my parents and most often my grandmother. She was a natural cook using sparse recipes with measurements notated as 'a little of...'. I was always impressed with how anything she made tasted… Continue reading The First