Blueberry Compote

Easy Blueberry Compote

Do you know how to pronounce the word, "Compote?" Well...I didn't for the longest time. Like until just 5 minutes ago. Sigh. I knew how to cook a compote and what it was and that I liked [...]

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Jordan Cooks!
Homemade Strawberry Jam

Jordan has really been into cooking with us lately. Any time we start preparing lunch or dinner, she runs into the kitchen and frantically asks if she can help. She’s always loved making pretend food for us…like “pizza” made out of building blocks with a side of [...]

Garlic Alfredo Sauce

On Sauces

A great sauce can turn an ordinary meal into an amazing and memorable dish.  So, I thought I'd share some of my favorite sauce recipes with you today. Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce It's really a shame more people I meet don't know how to make Alfredo Sauce, since it is one of the easiest, most [...]

Sweet BBQ Sauce

I must admit that I, Lacey Baier, have not always liked sweet BBQ sauce. In fact, I used to hate it.  I much as one can hate BBQ sauce. *Translation: I'd eat it but complain it was too sweet (much to my husband's dismay). But, something miraculous happened over the past couple of years: [...]


Homemade Ranch Dressing

I've been meaning to share this amazing Homemade Ranch Dressing with you guys for a while. I absolutely love this Ranch.  Well, to be fair, I just love Ranch.  A lot.  I know: shocking, right? But, do you know who doesn't like Ranch?  (Or, should I say didn't?) Dustin. I know: shocking, right? I mean...the [...]


How To Make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

I love peanut butter. My 2-and-a-half-year-old loves peanut butter. I like Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shakes for breakfast on the weekdays. My 2-and-a-half-year-old loves Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shakes for breakfast on the weekdays. You can imagine we go through quite a lot of peanut butter.  And bananas.  And shakes. So, as the [...]


Four Cheese Tomato Sauce

We recently hosted a dinner party for several of Dustin's co-workers. This was the first time I met one of Dustin's superiors and only the second or third time I met a few other co-workers. This also meant this was the first time I cooked for any of them. Oh -- did I mention Dustin [...]

Fresh Peach Jam

Fresh Peach Jam

Since Dustin and I moved to Austin, we have wanted to visit this little town called Fredericksburg, Texas. Fredericksburg is a small town deep in Texas Hill Country and is known for its peaches (as is its neighboring town, Stonewall). With my parents visiting us for a week, we thought it'd be neat to make [...]

Easy Hollandaise Sauce

Easy Hollandaise Sauce

If you're familiar with my recipes, you know I don't just throw the word "easy" around. Well, this Easy Hollandaise Sauce is no exception. Instead of using a double boiler, I use a blender. Unconventional? Yes. Delicious? Yup. The result is a smooth, creamy, buttery homemade Hollandaise sauce. Who says you need to make the [...]

Roasted Tomato Sauce

Roasted Tomato Sauce

So, I'm pretty sure you are aware by now that I love me some pizza. And lasagna.  And spaghetti.  And anything parmesan.  And Italian food in general.  And, well, most food for that matter -- but that's neither here nor there. So, you can imagine we go through our fair share of tomato sauce in [...]

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