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!...

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...

Cashew Chicken

One of my favorite things about going to work each day is getting to see my coworker, Laura.  She and I have worked together...

Orange Ricotta Pound Cake With Strawberries

When life gives you a bag of delectable oranges….make orange cake!!! I had actually been wanting to try this recipe of Giada’s for quite...

Spring Vegetable Minestrone

Ok, I wasn’t really planning to post this one.  But it turned out so amazingly delicious I decided to at least snap a final...

Butterscotch Birds’ Nests (or “Haystacks”)

For some reason, my neighborhood grocery store decided to place their Easter candy aisle this year smack in the middle of….the produce section. Surprising? ...

Idaho Sunrise (Baked Eggs and Bacon In Potato Bowls)

Ok, what is up with eggs?!!?  They seem to be in everything lately!  From topping pizzas, to burgers (shout out to Blanc, for KC...

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino (Spaghetti With Garlic, Olive Oil & Chili Peppers)

Growing up, I remember eating pasta…a lot.  But while the rest of the family would always enjoy the amazing array of sauces my mom...

“Medley” Muffins

Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man?  Actually, I do!  His name is Steve.  :) He happens to be...

Sweet Pea & Ricotta Crostini

It’s spring!  It’s spring!  It’s spring!!!!!!! Oh my word, after what seemed like the longest, grayest, snowy-est winter in history, spring has finally arrived! ...

Creamy Roasted Asparagus Soup

Wow – asparagus seems to be everywhere right now! And since those beautiful, bright green stalks are apparently irresistible to me at the store...

Bailey’s Chocolate Cheesecake

In honor of St. Patty’s Day next week, I’m stoked to introduce…..my favorite cheesecake!!! Oh yes.  This Bailey’s chocolate goodness has long been the...