Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak

Pepper steak is a recipe I grew up eating, but it’s certainly relevant today. Naturally dairy and gluten free, it also happens to be wintertime comfort food at its healthiest. Serve it over cauliflower rice for a really light, nutrient rich, protein packed weeknight dinner.

Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

I’d gotten lazy (or should I say, busy) and stopped making hummus at home. For a while I stopped buying it at all, but my toddler adores the stuff and eats it like baby food so when I saw this recipe in my ATK magazine, I knew I had to try it. 

Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie

Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie

I love America’s Test kitchen, but at times I get frustrated because over time they’ll remake recipes, saying, “no, THIS is now the best pie crust”. I’m like, wasn’t it your whole job to ensure that the recipe you put out is the best version of each dish? How can there be another one...

Caramelized Pear Parfaits

Caramelized Pear Parfaits

My older daughter Tessa just loves parfaits. She thinks they’re the height of sophistication and the most fun breakfast. Though I’d originally made this recipe in plastic wine glasses for a baby shower, now they’re equally great for breakfast as they are for an after school snack.

Red Wine Braised Beef Stew

Red Wine Braised Beef Stew

Last winter I was hosting something – maybe the Super Bowl? I can’t remember. Rich was on a new, super limited diet and my SIL has Celiac. I wanted make ahead, I wanted crowd pleasing, I wanted big-batch. My favorite menu for those specifications is usually Italian style pulled pork with broccoli rabe, long...

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My husband has always preferred the oatmeal raisin cookie. He is in the minority and I know this because I used to do a cookie bar graph with my little preschoolers at work. Chocolate chip is the overwhelming favorite, with snickerdoodle or “sugar” snagging second. Usually one kid likes oatmeal raisin – apparently this...

Chilly Day Chili

Chilly Day Chili

Pretty sure I’ve mentioned before my weather related anxiety? It basically goes like this – on beautiful days I feel that I must spend hours outdoors and if/when I’m prohibited, I feel as if I’ve “missed out” and will never experience those moments in exactly the same way again. On cold or rainy days,...

Honey Corn Muffins

Honey Corn Muffins

There are two styles of cornbread; southern cornbread isn’t sweet and pairs well with most barbecue southern dishes – chili, ribs, pulled pork, etc. Northern style cornbread is sweeter and lighter. Maybe it’s because I’m a PA girl or maybe just that I like things sweet, but these honey corn muffins, most definitely “northern”,...