The Best Cranberry Sauce Ever 1

The Best Cranberry Sauce Ever
Cranberry sauce is not the star of most Thanksgiving tables.  In fact most people don’t even remember that it was there, while of course it always is usually in some jellied or jello form!  I have a better option for you, a dead simple make ahead bite of freshness to liven up dinner. When I ...

Ricotta Dumplings and Grandmas

Ricotta Dumplings and Grandmas
Saturday mornings are always meant to be a lazy sleep in affair at my house.  I look forward to them all week and always intend to lay around and sip coffee and read magazines blissfully on my deck.  People that is just not what happens.  We are up and happening as early as ever, running ...

Epic Hummus 2

Epic Hummus
    Until recently I had no idea that I make “epic hummus.”  Its always funny when you find out people have been talking about you/something you do and I guess my hummus has been a topic of conversation! Cool. Last week we had a bunch of people from my husband’s office over for dinner. ...

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake 1

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake
  I’m going to officially designate this fall as the autumn of pumpkin spice everything.  Seriously you can’t walk 2 feet without tripping over a pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin spice bagel or pumpkin spice everything.  I thought we were immune to the PS craze until I noticed a growing pile of receipts in the ...

The Secret Sauce (Secret’s out it’s Pumpkin Seed Romesco) 1

The Secret Sauce (Secret's out it's Pumpkin Seed Romesco)
Are you ready for the secret sauce? It’s the sauce that makes the meal you know, a chicken breast is BORING but add the right sauce and dinner is delicious!!! The sauce I’m going to share with you now, we just can’t keep in the house, every time I make it, its gone.  The picture ...

Chili with Chocolate 2

Chili with Chocolate
This week is the week of Halloween, otherwise known as the national salute to candy so…. I think I have chocolate on the brain.  I’m obviously trying to find another place to work in some chocolate, I’ll blame it on the super healthy antioxidents….and that I just love chocolate! Whatever the reason happily it added ...

Quick Lessons from Julia Child

Quick Lessons from Julia Child
Today October 24th is National Food Day.  This day every year tons of events go on across the United States to celebrate food and cooking.  In my city free apples are being handed out all over town.  This celebration got me thinking about America’s cooking champions, specifically, the mother of all cooking show hosts…. Julia ...

Butternut Squash, Sage & Bacon Skillet Pasta and a Trip to Mayo 1

Butternut Squash, Sage & Bacon Skillet Pasta and a Trip to Mayo
Last week was my very first overnight trip away from the baby (How long can I call him “the baby” anyway?) I have to admit I was pretty nervous about it!  Would he be super upset? Would I? Of course 3 nights of uninterrupted sleep didn’t sound too terrible either! I spent four days away ...

Roasted Spatchcock Chicken and Potatoes

Roasted Spatchcock Chicken and Potatoes
Lately I have posted a ton of chicken recipes.  Why not? Americans eat about  80 lbs of chicken a year.  I’m pretty picky about my chicken, we try to buy from local farmers so we know how they are raising the chickens, but when we can’t do that we try to buy organic, as close to ...

Pancakes Forever!!!!

Pancakes Forever!!!!
Recently I was at the farmers market and a guy stopped me, he said that he’d taken my healthy breakfast foods class a couple of years ago and he LOVED the pancakes, he’d been making them on a weekly basis ever since.  Awww, that was so nice.  Then I thought when is the last time ...