The holidays are always a great time to gather your loved ones to sit down for a huge home-cooked meal, but it does place a tremendous amount of pressure on you to come up with a menu that will appease everyone, including those with dietary restrictions. Let’s start with one of the staples like stuffing. Typically made with bread cubes and sausage or turkey, and then cooked inside of the… Keep Reading
With Thanksgiving approaching we’re all starting to plan our menus, figure out how to squeeze 20+ friends and family members into our tiny homes, how to keep said friends and family members from feuding, and of course trying to keep ourselves sane through all of it! I’m here to help! A few weeks ago when I made my Mini Pecan Pies, I doubled my pie crust recipe in case I had… Keep Reading
Last year one of the most popular posts was for the decadently delicious Boozy Brownies with Salted Caramel Rum Sauce! Since then I’ve been trying to think of a way to top them and I realized.. I can’t! They’re just TOO good! Instead I’m giving you guys a variation of the original with these Rum Spiked Red Velvet Swirl Brownies! Spiked with a healthy dose of rum and a cream… Keep Reading
We’ve all had our hearts broken a time or two and have probably crushed a few hearts along the way as well. We can all agree that no matter which part you play, the feeling (for lack of a better expression) completely sucks! Instead of wallowing in your misery, get back on your feet, and make yourself a drink to celebrate! You’ve got a fresh start and there’s no sense in wasting it by feeling… Keep Reading
I don’t know about you guys, but Valentine’s Day kind of makes me sick. Even when I’m very much in love, this holiday is still not a favorite of mine… The sickening amounts of heart shaped candy, the large pointless teddy bears, and stupid chubby baby decor everywhere. I guess you can call me the Scrooge of Valentines Day. I did a bit of brainstorming and decided to kind of… Keep Reading
For years I’ve been enjoying mugs full of delicious hot cocoa that I had convinced myself could not be improved anymore… then I came across Smitten Kitchen’s Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix recipe and realized I’d been doing it all wrong.. Rich, frothy, chocolatey amazingness so easy to make that there’s no excuse for why you would ever have to buy store bought mix again! It was so good that I… Keep Reading
Tis the season to get a little ballsy.. with rum balls that is! My pumpkin spice and chocolate rum balls have been fan favorites for a while now, so for those of you that have already made them, this recipe will be a breeze! Decadent, boozy, and just as delicious as their predecessors, but with a festive gingerbread twist! Be sure to follow the post to the end to see… Keep Reading
It’s a little bit ironic that I’m doing this post today because I feel like I’m missing my OWN brain! Sleep deprivation + copious amounts of coffee = delirium, so bear with me if this post suddenly turns into incoherent dribble. I’ve been dreaming of making these cupcakes since last October so I’m really excited to finally share them with you! I was inspired with the idea after seeing Sprinkle… Keep Reading
After getting all of my Halloween décor up in our home, I realized we didn’t have a whole lot of decorations in our bedroom. I decided to add a fun little throw pillow to our bed so we would always have an eerie October moon! It’s an inexpensive and unique way to add some spooky charm to your home! Follow my step-by-step tutorial to make your own!
Growing up, we lived just a block away from the nearest convenient store, so during the summer we loved to walk over and stock up on candy cigarettes, gummy bears, and of course SLUSHIES! There was just something magical about artificial fruit flavored syrupy slush that gave you a killer brain freeze with each sip. I set out to make an adult version of this childhood classic, but found that… Keep Reading
No-sew.. my favorite words in crafting! Even though I’m fairly decent at sewing (minus that one time I sewed straight through my middle finger.. whoops!) I still prefer a no-sew option when possible. This no-sew triangle banner is an easy way to add some personalized homemade charm to your wedding. I chose to make a simple banner to display across a suitcase that we’ll be using for wedding cards, but… Keep Reading
Here in the Pacific Northwest we’re blessed with pretty mild weather, so most houses and apartments don’t have air conditioning. Every summer though, we hit about one week where the temperatures are a little too much to handle and you find yourself sleeping in the bathtub with an ice pack on the back of your neck! To get prepared I’m stocking our freezer with ice cream and popsicles! So far… Keep Reading
As an adult, I haven’t been very big on celebrating Easter. Somehow taking your picture with a man inside of a terrifying bunny suit and searching for plastic eggs outside just doesn’t really have the same allure it did when I was five. Instead I’ve found a very adult way to enjoy this holiday… Spiked carrot cake doughnuts! I decided to make them with whole wheat flour and bake instead… Keep Reading
A Guinness float might be nothing new to you, but since I had never tried one I thought I would give it a shot! It was delicious, foamy, and the perfect fusion of two of my favorite things! I decided to kick it up a notch by adding a rum spiked caramel sauce and rum spiked chocolate sauce that I used in my Sailor Split recipe awhile back. Chocolate, caramel,… Keep Reading
St. Patrick’s Day.. Originally created to commemorate Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as Irish culture and heritage in general. How do we celebrate today? Heading to the bar and waiting a half hour to get served while a guy wearing beer mug shaped glasses and a t-shirt that says, ‘Blow Me, I’m Irish’ spills his green-tinted beer all over you. Maybe it’s just me,… Keep Reading
Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and if you’re still struggling with finding the perfect gift, look no further! Check out my Sailor Jerry Single Drink Kit over at SailorJerry.com!
To say that these cookies are premeditated is the understatement of the century. I drew up the idea for them last year, but about a week too late since Valentine’s Day had already passed. I’m extremely excited to finally share them with you today! I love love, but too much of it shoved in your face around Valentine’s Day, can make even the most romantic person a bit sick! My… Keep Reading
I know everyone is gearing up for the Super Bowl today so I’m keeping this short and sweet.. just like these cookies! Okay.. that was a really bad joke. Anyway, red velvet cupcakes are one of my favorites, so I decided to adapt my recipe into cookie form for Valentine’s Day!
In case you haven’t noticed the tacky teddy bears and heart shaped boxes of chocolate popping up everywhere, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Even though I won’t be spending Valentine’s Day alone, I’m still not fond of this holiday, so I’m getting my cutesy themed post out of the way for you guys. I used my go-to low-fat vanilla cake recipe and topped them off with cherry frosting… Keep Reading
My mom’s birthday was last Thursday, but since I didn’t get into town until late the night before and she declined cake, I made her a belated birthday breakfast instead! They’re fluffy, decadent, and loaded with sprinkles to make this the perfect birthday breakfast!
Call it dedication or procrastination, but before packing, running errands, and attending to last minute chores before we left for Iowa on Sunday morning, I decided, ‘I’m going to bake cupcakes for the blog instead!’ With New Year’s Eve tomorrow, I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging without a festive and delicious recipe to ring in 2014! I even incorporated my Sailor Jerry Chocolate Rum Balls to create the… Keep Reading
If you’re shamelessly addicted to AMC’s The Walking Dead like I am, then you might be experiencing withdrawals since the show is on their mid-season break. Rather than counting the days until February when the show returns, feed your ravenous appetite with some cookie carnage! Inspired by my own zombie gingerbread tattoo, I put a morbid twist on the classic Christmas cookies! They’re a lot of fun to create and… Keep Reading
Apparently you all love balls! Rum balls of course! 😉 The Pumpkin Spice Rum Balls I posted back in October have become the number one post of all time on Tattooed Martha.. Let’s see if these chocolate rum balls can top them! Cocoa, spices, a healthy dose of Sailor Jerry Rum, and topped with festive sprinkles make these decadent boozy balls perfect for the holidays!
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I find the holidays extremely stressful! Traveling, family, and trying to find the perfect gift for everyone (without going broke) can all add pressure to what should be an otherwise merry time of year. I decided to make things a bit easier for myself this year by creating homemade body scrubs to give as gifts. This simple 4 ingredient scrub keeps your skin… Keep Reading