Category: Recipes

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Sauce

Nothing says early summer like fresh picked strawberries. This simple cake is the perfect use for them. Easy to make, it pairs a light vanilla cake with chunks of delectable strawberries. Top it with a strawberry puree this cake screams summer like no other. So I made this cake...

Lemon Fusilli with Arugula

My husband’s favorite food flavor is citrus. Desserts? He likes things with lemon, lime or orange rather than chocolate (weirdo). He’s the same way with savory foods. Before he became pescatarian two of his favorite dishes were chicken piccata and orange chicken. In short, if a dish is citrus...

Vanellope Von Schweetz Birthday Party

A couple months ago, I began to brainstorm with my twins about a theme for their birthday party. Initially, they wanted unicorns. Honestly? I am totally unicorned out. With three elementary school age girls, I’ve had my fill of unicorn birthday parties, unicorn costumes, unicorn dolls, unicorn headbands, unicorn...

Crumb-Topped Cake Donuts

I know, I know. We should all start the day with a healthy breakfast. But sometimes it’s the kind of morning that calls for a strong cup and coffee and a warm, fresh donut. When I was a kid, my mother tried hard to limit the amount of sugar...

Mardi Gras King Cake

If there’s ever a time of year that desperately needs a party, it’s now. And this recipe is a party in and of itself: Mardi Gras King Cake. I’ve never been to Mardi Gras but I’m always up for party, especially one with yummy food, so when a friend...

Peanut Butter Millionaire’s Shortbread

Millionaire’s Shortbread, which is traditionally caramel and chocolate over a shortbread crust, first began to appear in Australia in the early 1970’s. A million dollars doesn’t go nearly as far these days as it did back then. That’s why I decided to make mine a Billionaire’s Shortbread by adding...

Chicken Broccoli Rigatoni in White Wine Sauce

When my husband asked last month what I wanted for my birthday dinner, I immediately picked this dish. There’s something so cozy about a bowl of warm pasta on a cold winter night. And this pasta? My absolute favorite. No contest. I first had a version of this dish...

Roasted Winter Vegetables and Grits

After totally OD’ing on Valentine’s Day treats, I’ve resolved to eat healthy healthier going forward. But the food still needs to taste good. Ideally, it also needs to feel like comfort food, because, at least around here, the weather is still cold and depressing. This dish totally fits the...

Funfetti Cookie Bites

When the afternoon is dragging forever or you need something sweet to brighten your day, these funfetti cookies bites are the solution to your problem. Are cup-cookies a thing? I’m making them a thing because one bite of these small treats and your day will feel sunnier in no...

Brunch Bruschetta

My recent lack of posting was brought to you by the following sponsors: snow days, early dismissals, late starts, sick children and a general January malaise. Fingers crossed February goes more smoothly (and quickly). If I have to zip one more winter jacket or wipe one more runny nose...