Blue Mac and Cheese with Crunchy Sourdough Topping

Blue Mac and Cheese with Crunchy Sourdough Topping

I love healthy food, but some days a dinner made of vegetables and quinoa just won’t cut it. On those days, I can look through my recipe collection, and even my favorite recipes just don’t sound good. I have those days every now and then, and no matter how much I love a good vegetable [...]

Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan

Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan Smoothie

I’ve always loved pecans (well, nuts in general, but pecans are my fave. Any time I’m eating something with pecans, I want as many as I can get. I’m always going to grab the piece of pecan pie with the most nuts (or if I’m making it, you better believe it’s going to be loaded!) [...]

Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins 3

Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins

Browned. Butter. One of my favorites. If you haven’t made it, you are missing out. Seriously. It’s not hard to do, and you won’t regret it. It’s great in chocolate chip cookies. It’s amazing with butternut squash or sweet potatoes. Today, I made these blubbery muffins. Fresh blueberries, sour cream, yogurt, and butter that has [...]

Curried Coconut Tomato Soup

Curried Coconut Tomato Soup

This is one of my favorite recipes for many reasons, starting with the fact that it’s different in a good way. It’s also so easy to make that it has become a default option when I don’t know what to have for dinner. The flavor comes from the use of good quality tomatoes and a [...]

Bourbon Vanilla Strawberry Sauce

Bourbon Vanilla Strawberry Sauce

I spend a good part of my day in the kitchen. Whether it’s writing recipes, working on various food photography projects, or making a my morning smoothie, I’m always there. Sometimes, by the end of the day, I don’t want to spend an hour making a labor intensive dinner like this one, even if I [...]

Asparagus and Leek Soup with Cheese Crisps

Asparagus and Leek Soup with Cheese Crisps

After a late show a week or so ago, my husband went to a restaurant that we used to love. It had a good beer selection, and the food was always decent. Never the best, but they had this amazing baked artichoke that I always knew would be good even if the rest of the [...]

Lavender-Smoothie

Lavender Smoothie

There are certain flavors that I love in just about anything. Cardamom, citrus, and rosemary are a few, but my husband knows that if we come across anything with lavender, I’m probably going to want to try it, especially if it’s in something you may not normally see it, like caramel sauce or beer (there’s [...]

Butternut-Squash-Ravioli

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Oregano Hazelnut Pesto

I use Evernote to keep track of everything, especially recipes. I am constantly clipping recipes to try, recipes for inspiration, or just because the photos look good. Sometimes I make them, sometimes I go back and look at them again and again, and sometimes they get filed away to never been seen again. While recently [...]

Lemon with Beet Juice

Magical Beet Smoothie

I love vegetables, and there are few that I simply don’t like. Brussels sprouts aren’t amongst my favorites, but if they are cooked the right way, I will eat and even enjoy them. (Hint: not steamed to a mushy, sulfury mess!) Beets, however, are one that I can’t seem to enjoy no matter how they [...]

Cast Iron Skillet Banana Cake

Cast Iron Skillet Banana Cake

I always buy bananas when I go to the grocery store. I usually put them in smoothies, but sometimes I buy more than I can use and they start turning brown on me. Anyone who’s ever bought bananas knows that once they’re brown, you better use them because the next day they’ll be mushy and [...]

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