Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese

Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese

Can I single handedly undo all of the healthy things I accomplished with the Quinoa and Black Bean Tacos? Challenge accepted. (I know, it’s like I have split food personalities sometimes.) This is a...

Quinoa Black Bean Tacos

Quinoa Black Bean Tacos

Shhhhhh…. They’re VEGAN! I decided to experiment a little more with vegan food in 2013. Now, before you get your panties all in a bundle, hear me out. I’m an omnivore and probably always...

new years resolutions 2013

new years resolutions 2013

Is it too late for my resolutions? Nah. Any time is good for a resolution. When I started this blog I was really, really strapped for cash. Every penny was carefully regulated and every...

Chicken in Peanut Sauce

Chicken in Peanut Sauce

2013 is going to be GREAT, I can feel it! This is the first recipe of the year and I already know that it’s going to go on next year’s “best of” list! It’s...

Teriyaki Meatballs

Top 20 Recipes From 2012

So many wonderful things have happened this past year and looking back makes me feel overwhelmingly grateful. I want to thank each and every one of you for enriching my life and giving me...

Italian Salami Sandwiches

italian salami sandwiches

I’ve wanted to make these sandwiches for well over a year. Seriously, they’ve been hanging around in the back of my brain waiting for the perfect time. What better time than now? Sandwiches sound...

Oven Baked Potato Skins

oven baked potato skins

Well, it’s party season (Christmas, New Years, FOOTBALL), so I thought I’d throw some party food at ya. I love potato skins because the topping variations are endless. I made the classic bacon-cheddar-sour cream-green...

Apple Nut Quinoa

apple nut quinoa

As much as I love my myriad of baked oatmeal recipes, I’ve wanted to shake things up a bit lately and try something other than oats for breakfast. Enter quinoa. If you’ve never had...

Candied Almonds

Candied Almonds

Okay, new rule: These Candied Almonds are NOT allowed in my house. I’m bringing them with me to work tomorrow. Hopefully I can survive the night without eating them all. These are some dangerous...

Sausage & Kale Cassoulet

Sausage & Kale Cassoulet

I know I’ve done the whole sausage-bean-kale thing numerous times, but that’s because it’s so good. This might not be a traditional cassoulet, but that’s the closest word I could find to describe what’s...

Italian Holiday Cookies

italian holiday cookies

I couldn’t let the season go by without making at least one Christmas cookie. But what kind? There are bazillions of delicious Christmas cookies out there! I decided to get all nostalgic and make...

Pesto Chickpea Salad

I’ve been loving “quick fixes” lately because I’m cooking triple time in preparation for the cookbook. So, at the end of the day the last thing I want is something elaborate, time consuming, and...