Summer Vegetable Tart

I hate summer. Yes, I do. I hate heat, bugs, cookouts, and anything else related to summer.  Except for one thing. Produce. You’ll never find a pint of berries, a peach, or basket of cherry tomatoes in a grocery store as good as you’ll find from a local farm. I’ve tried.        While [...]

Blueberry Maple Shortbread Cookies

  There used to be this little bakery in Cincinnati called Queen City Cookies that made amazing shortbread.They were shaped like elephants, and were tender and delicious. My favorite was a rosemary sesame flavor, but they also had a blueberry maple that tasted exactly like blueberry pancakes.     I used to buy these at [...]

Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal

My breakfast usually consists of yogurt or a smoothie. If I feel like cooking, I’ll make oatmeal. If I feel like making a mess, I’ll make baked oatmeal.   I’ve made different variations of baked oatmeal before, usually consisting of blueberries and bananas, but I had some frozen tart cherries in the freezer, so this [...]

What Makes a Good Cupcake?

If you’re looking for the world’s best cupcake recipe, you’ve come to the wrong place because I don’t have it. I do, however, have a funny story about my mother. I suppose every girl has a funny story or two about her mother, but for every one every other girl has, I probably have ten. Before [...]

3 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

After the holidays, I usually get to the point where I find myself telling someone “I don’t think I could eat one more cookie!” (Of course, if someone handed me a plate of peanut blossoms right now, I am sure I would eat the whole thing in one sitting, but since that’s likely not happening, [...]

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 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

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

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 [...]

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