Angel Food Cake

Long before I was able to appreciate the fabulousness (and rarity!) of using zero butter and zero egg yolks in baking, I was a huge fan of angel food cake.  I still remember my mom asking us to pull out the “special pan”, and then gasping as she would...

Flank Steak With Peppercorn Cream Sauce

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Kraft. Anyone in my family would tell you that when I was a kid, my birthday dinner menu request every single year was always the same — steak with peppercorn sauce.  My dad would always man the grill out back, while...

Cherry Limeade Cheesecake

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Kraft. For my third Real Women of Philadelphia post, I decided to take a favorite summer drink and translate it into a yummy dessert — Cherry Limeade Cheeesecake! As opposed to some of the artificially-flavored cherry limeades that most places serve,...

Stuffed Mushrooms With Blue Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

A few years ago, I was at a birthday party for my boss, thrown by one of his good friends who also happens to be an outstanding cook.  But while I had every intention of saving my appetite for his world-famous Kansas City barbeque, pretty sure I completely blew...

Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Kraft. I’m back again with the second recipe for Real Women of Philadelphia!  And oh my heavens.  Any of you pizza lovers out there won’t want to miss this one… Basically, this is my version of the beloved garlic chicken pizza...

interview on “green couch design”

interview on “green couch design”

I had the honor of being interviewed by friends at “Green Couch Design” this week!  For anyone interested, feel free to check out the link here.  :)

Twix Trifles

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Kraft. One of the great “injustices” of my childhood was having to stand in line at the grocery store, with Twix bars and their gorgeous gold wrappers just inches away, calling my name.  But despite my puppy-dog eyes, my pleas, my...

“the good neighbor cookbook” giveaway

“the good neighbor cookbook” giveaway

Many of you know that the reason I got into cooking (and now the reason I blog) is because I so strongly believe in the profound blessing that good food can be when shared with those you love. So I am truly excited to introduce to you the newly-released...

send in your questions!

send in your questions!

Hey everyone!  Ok, I know I totally fell off the boat with “Mailbox Mondays” these past few months.  Life has been c-c-c-crazy.  But, I have saved up all of your questions and am ready and stoked to dive back in this summer!  Whoo! To kick things off, though, I...

Stained Glass Jello

As I was thinking of recipes for Memorial Day this year, I remembered this fun recipe that I actually made and photographed for the 4th of July last year, that somehow never made it to the blog.  It’s basically a classic stained glass jello recipe — red, white and...

Funfetti Cupcakes

Who loves sprinkles?!?!? (I do!  I do!) For years, I used to make the famous “funfetti” cakes from a box mix.  But making them from scratch is so much more fun!  Seriously, the cake mix is totally simple, plus you get the joy of mixing in a big handful...

Easy Chicken Tortellini Soup

Being that it’s the middle of May and strangely freezing right now — yes, suddenly we went from weather in the 90’s back to highs in the low-50s — I’ve been craving warm soups.  So amongst some other favorite winter soup recipes I have pulled back out, I also...