Honey Mustard Asparagus

The idea of eating vegetables can be a bit daunting for some. If you’re anything like me, it may bring to mind images of dreary steamed broccoli that smells like a boys locker room. Well, I’m here to tell you that vegetables aren’t as scary or terrible as they seem! Today, I’m going to share…

Rustic Ratatouille

Happy 2018, friends! Sorry I’ve been absent for a while – I caught a nasty bug that just wouldn’t go away. Today (as promised) I’m starting my series of healthy recipes for the new year. Getting healthy can be a great resolution, but it can be difficult to stay on track when healthy cooking is…

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Happy New Year everyone! I know that many people start off the New Year on a health kick, so I figured I would post one last treat recipe before we all have to silently sob into our kale salads on the 1st. I am going to be starting a series of healthy recipes after this…

Croissant Bread Pudding

Anyone who has ever met my dad for longer than five minutes (that’s about how long it takes for this to come up) knows that he absolutely loves bread pudding. There are few dishes that get him as excited as this strange concoction of custard-soaked bread, but honestly, I have never been a big fan….

Pumpkin Nut Bread

Ah, what a time to be alive. We have officially entered what I like to call the holiday slide; the beautiful phase that begins with Thanksgiving and ends right around December 31st where calories don’t matter. The promise of starting fresh in the New Year makes the allure of the sweet treats popping up everywhere…

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

There are some duos that were just meant to be; Bonnie and Clyde, Tom and Jerry…and of course, lemon and blueberry. Blueberries were one of my favorite foods growing up – I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I used to eat them by the pint. However, it wasn’t until I started pairing them with lemon…

Curried Lentil Stew

It’s that time of year again, folks. The days are getting shorter, leaves are changing color, and (the most prominent indication that the seasons are changing) I have started wearing tights underneath my dresses to make summer clothes feel fall appropriate. Fall is probably my favorite season for food because with the cooler temperatures come homemade…

Egg White Frittata

A few weeks ago, I posted a recipe for an amazing tomato quiche, and while I still adore that recipe, I figured I would lighten it up a bit today with my take on its crustless cousin: the frittata. A frittata (or if you’re feeling more Minnesotan, an egg bake) is an easier, healthier alternative…

Spiced Orange Cake

One of my favorite things to do is to give a classic recipe an unexpected twist to make them a bit more interesting. Today, I decided to transform a basic vanilla cake recipe into a spiced orange cake with only a couple additional ingredients that you probably already have in your house. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and…

Balsamic Chickpea Salad

My entire life is basically a never-ending episode of Chopped. But while the contestants on Chopped have a fully stocked pantry and fridge to make their eclectic baskets work (in addition to the promise of $10,000 fueling their creativity) , my pantry and fridge are the baskets. My mom doesn’t go to the grocery store…

Homemade Pizza Dough

Everyone likes pizza. What’s not to like? Bread covered in cheese, vegetables cooked down to the point that they don’t even resemble vegetables, and pretty much whatever else you want! One of the best things about pizza is its versatility; you can use whatever sauces, cheeses, vegetables, and flavors you like, and it’s pretty much…

Caramel Date Cake

When I think of putting dried fruit in a cake, I’m haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past: dense bricks of fruit cake that I have been gifted by well-intentioned souls who didn’t realize that nobody can add dried fruit to an already rubbery cake mix and end up with an appealing finished product. Other…