Fave Christmas Cookies – A Roundup

Fave Christmas Cookies – A Roundup

I really like to work ahead. I make lists, cross items off said list, and think about the leftover items in the back of my mind until I finish them and cross them off. Sometimes, I’ll write things in my planner after I’ve already done them, just so I can cross them off. I...

Black Bean Soup with Bacon and Cilantro

Black Bean Soup with Bacon and Cilantro

It was Monday afternoon. I had no fresh meat or vegetables. It was too late to thaw meat. Husband called and said he would be home at seven and was STARVING. Hmm. Pantry? If you have canned beans and tomatoes on hand, and you can always make a homemade dinner.

Spinach Ricotta Pie with Whole Wheat Crust

Spinach Ricotta Pie with Whole Wheat Crust

I came across this recipe, technically a quiche, and realized while reading through the ingredients list that I had almost all of the ingredients on hand. Quiche typically uses heavy cream and a whole lotta eggs, whereas this quiche’s filling used mainly low-fat ricotta cheese – definitely a much healthier take on a typically...

100% Whole Wheat Bread

100% Whole Wheat Bread

True story – when you buy “wheat” bread at the grocery store, all it’s saying is that it’s made from the wheat plant. That wheat is stripped and processed, yielding a flour made mostly from the white fluffy inside of a wheat kernel (called the endosperm). By removing the bran and the germ the...

Desserts for 20

Desserts for 20

My daughter was just crazy over Santa, as you can tell in this heart-warmingly festive photo. As I forgot to take a picture of my catering job yesterday, I thought I’d share the scary Santa one! OK, holiday desserts for 20…

Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Walnut Pumpkin Bread

I played field hockey in college and our head trainer, Wendy, would bring her chocolate chip pumpkin bread for our away game bus trips. Wendy is the best – for all that she did for us (including the bread) but also because she is hilarious.This bread has haunted me for years now, as I’ve...

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