Homemade English Toffee

Homemade English Toffee

What I Used: 2 cups sugar 1 cup light karo syrup 1 lb butter 12 oz chocolate chips These pictures were taken while completing a double batch of the above recipe. (1)  Butter wax paper and set aside. (2)  Place sugar, karo syrup, and butter in a large saucepan. (3)  On medium-high heat, combine the… Continue Reading

Toasted Pecan Pie

Toasted Pecan Pie

What I Used: 1 nine inch partially pre-baked pie crust 1 cup reg brown sugar 1 cup light Karo corn syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp salt 4 eggs 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 2 cups pecans + perfect halves for top Mise-en-Place: Lightly beat eggs. Toast pecans on a baking sheet at 400… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Pie with Painted Leaves

Pumpkin Pie with Painted Leaves

After years of trying to make fresh pumpkin puree work in a pie (always seems to taste “squash”-y), I am resigned to the fact that the canned pumpkin pie filling fits the gastronomical tastes of my family and myself best! That being said, I love making this pie “my own,” and here’s how! What I… Continue Reading


Anne, along with her husband and growing family, live in suburban America. Follow us on our adventures both at home and away!

Simply put, we are a family trying our best to defy the odds and make the most of these crazy blessings called marriage, family, and life.

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