Roasted Garlic and Brie Soup

When I asked my 7-yr-old piano student yesterday to tell me what was new in his world, he rolled his eyes and matter-of-factly informed me that “Um….it’s cold outside again”.  So true, so true.  After a month of gorgeous spring weather, the temperatures in Kansas Cty have randomly decided...

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes With Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

And….voila!  Here is the final recipe from the Cupcake-A-Thon! In addition to being “pretty in pink” (love those cute wrappers!), these strawberry lemonade cupcakes turned out to be oh-so-berry delicious.  The cupcakes were perfectly light and moist, with a great balance of the sweet strawberries and oh-so-slight tang of...

Vanilla Almond Cupcakes With Salted Caramel Buttercream

I must confess….I’ve never been a huge fan of frosting.  Not on my cookies, not on my cakes, and not even on my cupcakes.  I know, I know…I’ve posted plenty of recipes on here piled high with a variety of lovely and delicious frostings, but almost always whenever I...

Mayan Chocolate Cupcakes with Cocoa-Cinnamon Buttercream

Ta da!!!  Here it is – the first recipe from last weekend’s cupcake-a-thon. Mayan.  Chocolate.  Cupcakes.  YUM! These were without a doubt the crowd favorite of the evening.  Which of course, came as no surprise — who can resist double chocolate?!  But of course, we couldn’t just do plain...

624 cupcakes + a road trip + a rockin’ concert!

624 cupcakes + a road trip + a rockin’ concert!

Due to request from friends, thought I’d take a moment to share the story of this past weekend.  :)  Sorry, no cupcake recipes included, but I promise to post them soon! About a month ago, as we were beginning to gear up for an upcoming CD release concert at...

Spinach Artichoke Hummus

For the final recipe on Day 7 of “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”, we visit a classic cheesy dip translated into a healthier (and vegan) alternative — spinach and artichoke hummus! I thought it would be a fun experiment, but was surprised by how much I loved this recipe! ...

Roasted Garlic, Rosemary & White Bean Hummus

For Day 6 of “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”, you get to fire up your ovens and roast some garlic!  And not just a few cloves…this recipe calls for an entire head of garlic – YUM! But have no fear.  I promise it won’t overwhelm you.  :)  Rather, its...

Guacamummus or Hummamole (Avocado Hummus)

So…what’s a girl to do when gorgeous, big, ripe avocados are on sale during “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”? Make guacamumus!  Or hummamole!  (Or if you really want to be boring – avocado hummus.)  :) Whatever you want to call it, this fantastic marriage of my two favorite dips...

Edamame Hummus

For Day 4 of “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”, we’re going green with edamame!!! Ha…for kicks this past weekend, I showed the picture below to the guys in our band and asked them to “name that bean”.  And apparently, they must not venture into sushi restaurants very often.  After...

Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Hummus

For Day 3 of “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”, I excited to present one of my all-time favorites — roasted red pepper and feta hummus! I’ve loved red pepper hummus for years, but it wasn’t until recently that I randomly tossed a little feta into the mix and fell...

Black Bean Hummus

For Day 2 of “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”, thought we’d branch out past the traditional chickpea to its cousin — the black bean! I’m happy to say that in a taste-test this past weekend of some experimental hummus recipes, my next-door neighbor, friend, and fellow foodie, Kathleen, voted...

Chicken, Spinach and Almond Pasta Bake

A few weeks ago, a friend and I signed up to provide the main dish for a neighborhood dinner through my church.  And thanks to a little…um…procrastination, didn’t really get around to fully planning a recipe until about two hours beforehand.  Oops!   So when short on time and budget...