(Healthier!) Apple Crumble Muffins

  I don’t know about you, but often it seems that however I begin the day — with a healthy or not-so-healthy breakfast —...

apples for “apple” giveaway!

apples for “apple” giveaway!

***This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for your participation!  And congrats to McKenzie who is the winner!*** Ok, it’s been a crazy fall with...

Baby Bok Choy With Cashews

I’ve mentioned on here before about what an embarrassingly picky eater I was as a kid.  But even though I completely avoided salads until...

Roasted Pear, Blue Cheese & Arugula Salad

A delicious twist on this pear and arugula classic recipe – great on it’s own for a light lunch, or for a super-flavorful addition...

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

How to make the perfect blend of fall flavors and the taste of childhood? Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, of course! There’s no better way to...

mailbox mondays: apples for baking

mailbox mondays: apples for baking

Hey Ali, Do you have any advice on what kinds of apples are best for baking?  There are so many recipes out there I...

Roasted Butternut & Bacon Pasta

‘Tis the season once again to make the transition from the yellow and zucchini squash of summer….to the rich, sweet squash of fall.  Of...

Chicken Tostadas

My crazy-busy season of the year has officially hit.  From conferences and launching new programs at work, to teaching my first-ever cooking class last...

Summer Squash & Corn Chowder

Mmmmm…I love this time of year.  We’re caught in between of two of my favorite seasons, and it’s glorious.  Some days are filled with...

giveaway: baker charm necklace

giveaway: baker charm necklace

For all of you bakers out there — I have an absolutely “charming” giveaway for you this week! Excited to introduce you to Sarita’s...

Flatbread Veggie-Lovers Pizza

Some weeks I do well with eating healthy.  And then some weeks I seem to utterly and miserably fail…especially when I’m working long hours...

Peach, Chicken & Pepper Jack Quesadillas

Growing up, I was the girl who always ordered quesadillas.  At all of the great local Mexican restaurants my family loved, at Applebee’s (don’t...