Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

I’ve mentioned before that I have a tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s quick and easy to make, freezes well, and is very well received by all audiences. That cookie still has the throne, but this one needs to be remembered. It was a pizza-on-the-beach party, with cocktail sharing and lots of...

Chickpea Blondies

Chickpea Blondies

I am well aware that this recipe will not appeal to 90 percent of those who see it but honestly, it’s more for me than you. This is why. My kids were outside when I made them and came in to see them cooling on the counter. They begged for a bite and I...

Granola Bark

Granola Bark

I love granola; I know that it’s not “light” but now that there are three kids to bake for, its exactly the kind of stuff I want them eating. I said this to my friend the other day but when your kids are hungry, why on earth do you think a bag of Pirate’s...

Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Avocado Dip

Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Avocado Dip

Another recipe from my class. The students were thrilled that we were making “fries” and I was thrilled they were willing to try such a healthy veggie, tossed in an interesting spice blend and dunked in a complex dip. I remember they liked this dip so much that they begged me to save their...

Oven-Baked Chicken Nuggets

Oven-Baked Chicken Nuggets

Another crowd-pleaser from my teaching days. We made these, of course, in the protein unit. The kids loved them and many made for their families at home. I’ve never bought the frozen chicken nuggets from the store, but my daughter had some at a friend’s house the other night and I felt bad, like...

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”,...

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