Black-Bottomed Peanut Butter Pie

Black-Bottomed Peanut Butter Pie

If you like peanut butter and chocolate together, you WILL like this dessert. It’s very rich, very peanut-buttery, and seriously easy to make. It is, however, bad for your health. I’d serve this in 10-12 slices instead of 8. Very occasionally you can have too much of a good thing, and the flavor here is...

Buttery Bulgur with Corn and Tomatoes

Buttery Bulgur with Corn and Tomatoes

I know that quinoa is enjoying it’s moment in the sun and nutritionally, it’s all that it’s touted to be. That being said, bulgur wheat is not as high in protein but it’s BY FAR the taste winner (in my opinion). It’s nutty, slightly sweet, and cooks quickly. It’s not that far from steel...

Mini Quiche with Asparagus, Bacon and Cheddar

Mini Quiche with Asparagus, Bacon and Cheddar

We probably have a version of eggs and toast for one dinner each week. We all love it and Tess requests “dippy egg” as often as “gookies”. It was my mother-in-law’s birthday and she was coming after 4:00 golf; she wasn’t sure if she’d be hungry or what but we wanted her to pop in and...

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I taught full-time I’d take a break during my prep to peruse a number of beautifully written food blogs. I’d thoughtfully read them, develop girl crushes on the authors, and make their recipes frequently. Now that there’s a bit less down time and I have a site of my own, only one blog comes to...

Make-Ahead (and Freeze) Cinnamon Rolls

Make-Ahead (and Freeze) Cinnamon Rolls

I feel like I’ll have weekends when there is zero cooking involved, and then get over-loaded where I feel there is no possible way to get it all done. Mother’s day weekend was the latter. Hosted 8 on Saturday night and had a layer cake due Sunday for a friend’s little girl’s bday along...

Malted Chocolate and Baileys Milkshakes

Malted Chocolate and Baileys Milkshakes

So, my dinner club meets once a month and has been for almost four years. I hosted this past Saturday night and decided to do an “Americana” theme when really I just wanted to make exactly what I wanted to eat. Someone brought an app and someone else a salad. I did burgers, fries...

Pear, Brie and Balsamic Panini

Pear, Brie and Balsamic Panini

During my first pregnancy people would talk about their cravings and I sort of thought they were just making excuses to eat unhealthy food. In my second pregnancy I had to eat my words in a glaringly obvious fashion. I mean – I had to have Chick-Fil-A fried chicken sandwiches. I just HAD to have...

Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones

Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones

Lemon Blueberry is my favorite non-chocolate combo (let’s face it, chocolate pb, choco banana, choco mint, choco hazelnut – all better than anything with fruit). Easy to put into pancakes but I hadn’t yet tried it in a scone. As we almost always have a bag of frozen wild blueberries from Trader Joe’s in...

Stromboli

Stromboli

As I’m writing this up I’m remembering back to eating this last Friday night. This is what occurred in my brain… “stromboli… food of the gods”. It’s technically ambrosia that means food of the gods, and someone made a recipe with marshmallows, fruit, coconut, and whipped cream and named THAT ambrosia. Dummies! I think...

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