Easy Homemade Marinara Sauce

Homemade Marinara Sauce

I am not normally a spaghetti kind of girl. I never understood why people would go out and order spaghetti when there were so...

crispy black bean tacos

Crispy Black Bean Tacos

Sometimes you are hungry for dinner and you want it fast. Or maybe you don’t want a big mess to clean up, lots of...

heart shaped brownies

Chocolate Covered Heart Shaped Brownies for Valentine’s Day

A few nights ago I started having visions of heart shaped brownies as I was drifting off to sleep, fantasizing about what a cute...

French Toast with Caramelized Pears and Pecans

French Toast with Caramelized Pears and Pecans

For some unknown reason, I had the desire to: 1.) make brunch Saturday morning and 2.) eat french toast. Not so surprised by the...

Lemon Ricotta Bundt Cake

On a Variation – Lemon Ricotta Cake

I had some of my favorite people coming over with their kiddos Monday morning for Story time and a play date. I always like...

alfredo sauce

The Perfect Alfredo

Last week I mentioned having pasta with alfredo sauce for dinner with our spinach clementine salad. The recipe came from Cook’s Illustrated and was...

Cucumber Chicken

Cucumber Chicken is an Asian Stir Fry Dish featuring tender chicken and chunks of cucumber in a spicy garlic sauce. Serve it over Jasmine...

Orange and Cranberry Ricotta Bundt Cake

Orange and Cranberry Ricotta Bundt Cake

I was craving something sweet earlier and have been on a major citrus kick lately – we experimented with some lemon white chocolate cookies...

flavor? check! tenderness? check!

flavor? check! tenderness? check!

Ever since reading about roasting citrus at The Kitchn I have wanted to try it. I googled something like “citrus roasted chicken,” then looked...

Rustic White Bread

Rustic White Bread

I’ve been wanting a recipe for a rustic bread with a thick, chewy, crunchy crust. My previous attempts to find a recipe such as...

clementine spinach salad

Spinach and Clementine Salad with Cherries

This afternoon I was telling my friend what I had for lunch today. She asked me what was with all the summer food. Huh?...

cream of tomato soup

Cream of Tomato Soup

This is the infamous meal that sent me to the ER. It’s so surreal when I think about what happened. I really don’t even...