10-Minute Blackened Tilapia

Do you have a quick “go-to” dinner recipe?  A fallback for when you arrive home from work uber-exhausted, and just want to whip up...

Santa Fe Salad with Cilantro-Lime-Peanut Vinaigrette

Salads make me smile.  :)  Fresh salads, pasta salads, fruit salads, and even my grandma’s jello salad all hold a special place in my...

Crunchy Granola

I’m a big believer in breakfast.  Not just the food — the entire experience.  :)  Love waking up to the the newness of another...

Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Apricots and White Chocolate

A few months ago, in an apparent moment of indifference about my forever-overflowing email inbox at work, I subscribed to Martha Stewart’s “Cookie-of-the-Day” email. ...

5-Minute Rustic Fruit Galette

One of the things I clearly inherited from my mom is a love for making and enjoying homemade desserts.  All through childhood, I remember...

Zucchini Strand Linguine

As much as I enjoy the process of planning meals, and the anticipation that comes from researching a great recipe, shopping for the ingredients,...

Classic Banana Muffins

When I pay my visit to our local farmers’ market every Saturday morning, I always feel compelled to swing by the outdoor grocery nextdoor...

Peppermint Ice Cream

This is hands-down my new favorite dessert of the summer! Have been a big fan of peppermint ice cream since I was a kiddo...

Sesame Strawberry Salad

There are so many smells I love in the kitchen — homemade bread, freshly cut pineapple, any sort of roasting garlic — mmm, the...

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Every time I return home to Wichita to visit my folks, it’s a “must” that we pay our traditional visit to Saigon, one of...

Feta Avocado Salsa & Pita Chips

You know those people who always go to a restaurant and order next to nothing, just so that they can fill up almost completely...

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Somehow I’ve returned home from the farmers’ market every week this summer with a truckload of zucchini. And after weeks of stir-frying, grilling, sauteeing,...