Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

I’m quite proud of myself.  :)  Usually whenever I bring home a batch of fresh raspberries or blackberries, they seem to “disappear” before making...

Pasta with Artichokes, Tomatoes and Feta

My cherry tomato plants are the rockstars of my garden this year. It’s true.  They were my first plants to produce a harvest, and...

Jam Pockets

With the return of cooler weather in the Midwest, I’ve been happy to return to my cozy ritual of brewing up a steaming cup...

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Lemon and Ginger

Finally!!  My first soup post on the blog!  It’s incredibly ironic that I hadn’t yet posted a recipe for this category, because (and any...

Ginger Lime Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin has long been one of my favorite easy go-to dinner meals.  It’s convenient, affordable, and with the help of some simple seasonings...

Pluot (Plumcot) and Blueberry Crisp

There’s a new arrival in the produce department at my neighborhood grocery store this year.  Welcome….pluots!!! Also called “plumcots”, these cute little guys are...

Presto Pesto Panini (with Prosciutto, Provolone & Peppers)

So apparently my love for alliteration translates to food as well.  :) This is one of my favorite quick lunches to make.  Granted, I’ve...

How To Roast a Head of Garlic

Somehow I got in a conversation with some friends the other day about roasted garlic, and was intrigued to find out that many people...

Parmesan Popcorn

Hallelujah!  After months of waiting while the networks drug their feet, trying to decide who would host this next season, Project Runway FINALLY debuted...

Spinach, Feta & Pine Nut Pizza

This summer, I’ve had a ridiculously fun time experimenting with my, not one, but two fantastic new kitchen appliances!  The first, being my new...

Muffadoodles (Snickerdoodle Muffins)

I love snickerdoodles. I mean – really – what’s not to love about snickerdoodles?  They only have the coolest name ever.  And the coolest...

Watermelon Lemonade

One of my favorite, favorite memories about my time living with my Costa Rican host family years ago was waking up each morning to...