Caramelized Onion and Herb Rolls and a Giveaway!

I don’t think I can stress enough how easy it is to make these caramelized onion and herb rolls. I made them for our Thanksgiving dinner last week and they were great. I used to be very intimidated of making bread from scratch until I found out how simple it can be. The recipe comes…

Thanksgiving Recap

It was a busy weekend with my family spending the holiday at our house. My mom came down Wednesday night and helped me prep in the kitchen. Everyone else arrived Thursday afternoon and we had the big feast on Friday, with Robert’s family joining us as well. It would have been a little crammed sitting…

Thanksgiving Sugar Cookies

Pinterest may be the ultimate procrastination tool of all time. On more than one occasion, I have gotten up early on a Saturday morning with lots of ambitious plans for the day. That is until I grab a cup of coffee, sit down on the couch, open my laptop, and pull up Pinterest. Four hours…

Thanksgiving Week!

(I apologize for the glare- couldn’t get a good picture) Thanksgiving is somehow only 3 days away! I am hosting the feast this year for a total of 12 people. I finally nailed down the menu and preparation is well under way. Three years ago I held my first Thanksgiving at our townhouse apartment and…

A Happy Birthday Post: Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Alright, I know what you’re thinking. Peanut butter granola bars for a birthday? It doesn’t sound very exhilarating, but they really are quite tasty.  These granola bars are for my dear old dad, who turns 56 tomorrow. I contemplated sending him some fun pastry in the mail, but he protested and since I will be…

Tex-Mex Rice and Bean Casserole

Whelp, it’s that time of year again. The holiday season is in full swing, with it seeming to start earlier and earlier every year. With all the menu planning for Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping, and holiday parties, it’s nice to have a fast and delicious meal that I can throw together without having to make another…

Honey Pecan Fudge

Today marks the last day of Honey Week on Lolly’s Sweet Treats. I’ve had a lot of fun finding different ways to cook and bake with honey from Honeyrun Farm and what better way to end it with a rich dessert. With all the choices for honey desserts out there, I had trouble deciding what…

Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini

Continuing with the honey theme for the week, I made Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini in the midst of our kitchen floor remodel. That’s right! We are finally replacing the carpet in our kitchen with wood laminate flooring. After numerous spills and trudging down to the basement to get the carpet cleaner, I can’t wait…

Honey Ginger Chicken

Just because a recipe calls for honey doesn’t mean it has to be a dessert. I’ve been making this chicken for a while now and it’s one of Robert’s and my favorite ways to prepare poultry. Making the marinade is as simple as it gets with only four ingredients- honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic….

Honey Week: Honey Granola

It’s honey week here at Lolly’s Sweet Treats! About two months ago, my long lost neighbor, Jayne, stumbled upon my blog and offered me a jar of honey to use in the kitchen. I was overjoyed to hear from the girl who lived down the road from me while we were growing up and super…

Cooking with Jess: October

I’ve been a bit off this week after being sick for a few days. Nothing sounds too appetizing to me right now, but I wanted to share the meal Jess and I made for October. It included: Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin Fall Chopped Salad Acorn Squash Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce Pumpkin Custard We had…