“I just need a little something…”

Anyone else ever uttered those words after dinner? You don’t need a big piece of cake or a dessert run to Marble Slab but you just need a little something sweet.

When I get the need for a little something sweet, I usually start thinking about what I could make that would satisfy the craving. But when you sit down and look at recipes, it’s pretty hard to find a recipe that doesn’t make enough for a family of 10. And when there’s just the two of you, it seems a little ridiculous to make that much. (Especially if you’re like me and the moment there are sweets in the house you lose all aspects of self control and eat it all within a day or two)

So last night I decided to make a dessert just for 2. And it was EXACTLY the perfect size when you just need something a little sweet.

Apple-Blueberry Crisp

1 Apple, peeled and sliced into bite size pieces
3 tbsp blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tbsp white sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. rolled oats
1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. butter, softened

Mix together white sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over apples and toss to coat all pieces. Add in blueberries and toss again. Divide mixture into two small ovenproof dishes.

Combine brown sugar, oats, flour, and butter in a separate bowl. Cover the fruit with this mixture.

Bake at 350 F for about 25 minutes. The top should be golden brown and the apples soft.

Aren’t they just the cutest things you’ve ever seen? We got a CorningWare set as a wedding present that had a variety of sizes of dishes and I have finally found the purpose for these mini dishes!

Completely satisfying… I may just have to make more tonight…

Today’s sweetness: The pouring rain outside which has saved me from having to water my lawn


Hello world!

I thought I would take this first post as an opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Torey and I am 26 years old. I am a wife, a dog owner, a baker, and a hundred other things and through this blog I hope to share some of my thoughts, recipes, and life experiences with you all. I feel that life is full enough of stressful and heavy things that it’s good to look on the lighter, sweeter side of life. Sometimes that sweet side is sleeping late in the morning, sometimes it is sunny weather, and sometimes it is a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie (okay, it’s often a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie!) 

My ultimate dream in life is to open a bakery and I figured if I want to one day do this, I should start sharing my baking with the world and let people see who I am. So I hope my posts make your mouth water and brighten your spirit! I would love to hear from any readers so feel more than welcome to leave comments!

A little more about me…

I was blessed enough to meet my best friend almost 4 years ago and we married February 2010. He is my rock, my laughter, and helps me become a better person each day.

I also have an amazingly cute chocolate lab named Humphrey

Humphrey is a challenge but he brings joy and laughter into my life daily and I can’t imagine a better dog in the world.

Humphrey, Hubby, and I moved into our very first house last spring and that has been quite the experience. Lately any sunny days are spent outside trying to finish our backyard so Humphrey has a place to play and we have a place to enjoy the evenings.

The last important thing you must know about me is a l.o.v.e. baking. I think about it constantly. I sometimes dream about it. My favorite aisle at the grocery store is the baking aisle and I am a huge sucker for any baking shows on TLC. I have a few tried and true recipes that I always fall back on, but I’m trying to be a bit more adventurous with my baking and try new things.

Yes, I really do get that happy when I pull things out from the oven.

I love the color purple and I’m a little obsessed with Justin Timberlake. And I’m a huge sucker for trashy reality tv shows (much to Hubby’s dismay).

Of course there are many other things I could tell you about myself, but I have many blog posts to do that! So I will sign off with some sweetness…

Today’s Sweetness: The radio station at work that has played YMCA, Kung Fu Fighting, and Sugar, Sugar today.