Easy Chocolate Pot de Creme

Easy Chocolate Pot de Creme

The Creme should have an accent over the first e, but just ask me if I know how to do that. This was a recipe I’d pulled out of my America’s Test Kitchen magazine in 2008. That was before I even got married! I love that about food – this recipe is just as...

Maple Brown Sugar Rolls

Maple Brown Sugar Rolls

With all that the online world has to offer when it comes to recipes, I still love magazines and I still tear out recipes I want to try and keep them in a file. I’ve had too many Pinterest fails – gorgeous photos and results that are seriously lacking in flavor. This recipe comes...

Southwestern Pork and Mango Skewers with Avocado Mash

Southwestern Pork and Mango Skewers with Avocado Mash

Another healthy one for the resolutioners (which is me this year, sort of). I get hurt with my birthday timing. As of January first I’m like, ok, time to go veggie-heavy and lose the holiday weight. Then my birthday comes on the 15th and I’m like, “I’ll have the burger. And fries. And beer.”...

Napa Cabbage Slaw with Apple and Walnuts

Napa Cabbage Slaw with Apple and Walnuts

I love cabbage, especially in slaw, and especially when that slaw isn’t a mayo-y mess. When I’ve tried to “wing it” in the past, I’m never pleased with the result. A few reasons why this recipe just nailed it. One, Napa cabbage (sold at every grocery store, though you may never have noticed it)...

Chipwiches

Chipwiches

I love that I got the red dotted underline on this post’s title. Yes, chipwich isn’t technically a word but everyone in the English speaking world knows what one is, especially if they’ve ever partook of the magic that is the Ice Cream Truck. So, America’s Test Kitchen, like usual, found a way to...

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.