Light and tender roasted salmon with a crunchy hazelnut crust makes a great weeknight meal.

Hazelnut-Crusted Salmon |

I have been in such a dinner rut lately.

You mean I have to make dinner tonight, again? 

Every monday I assemble my shopping list for the week and come up with a meal plan. Some weeks it’s easy and I fill the schedule with favorite recipes and old standbys, and some weeks the planning is excruciating. Continue reading…


How to store and freeze cake layers from

Building a layer cake can be a daunting task, so I often break it up over the course of a few days. And if I have a big project like a wedding cake, I’ll work on it over a few weeks. So how do I store my baked cake layers so they stay fresh and taste their best? Read on! Continue reading…


A sweet and crunchy trail mix made of chunks of homemade granola, coconut flakes, toasted almonds, and BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolates.

Winter Trail Mix - with granola clusters, toasted coconut and almonds, and chocolate covered berries |

I’ve never been a big fan of trail mix— too much saltiness and not enough sweet. I always pick out all of the chocolate and then hand the bag to my husband to finish the rest.

But this right here, this is my dream trail mix. It’s filled with coconut, almonds, granola clusters and dark chocolate with fruit flavors. My husband will be lucky if he gets any. In fact, this trail mix might not even make it out onto the trail. Continue Reading…