Bacon Oatmeal Rasin Breakfast Cookies

Fact: I am not a vegetarian (although I do love vegetables!). Fact: bacon makes just about everything better.  Fact: these are cookies (cookies!) with bacon in them – yes, you heard me – BACON! I saw this recipe in Bon Appetit and was so intrigued – and salivating – that I just had to try … Continue reading

Homemade Pita Chips

I love pita chips. They’re crunchy, salty, relatively healthy (hey, at least they’re baked!), and they go with just about any dip (I love them with homemade hummus). But I find that my favorite brands of pita chips are rarely on sale and often cost a pretty penny (plus the bag is half air anyways … Continue reading

Cranberry Ginger Scones

I have to admit that I’m not very familiar with scones. I think I’ve made them once before – and that was for a 7th grade project on England – and I’ve probably only eaten a handful in my life. I was inspired by a recipe for scones that I saw a few weeks ago … Continue reading

Chopped Greek Salad

Can you tell I’ve been on a bit of a salad kick lately? I think it’s because it’s always warm here and warm weather makes me want summertime food. I think this salad would be great any time of year though. It’s an easy twist on what you might think of as a traditional Greek … Continue reading

Israeli Couscous Salad

I think that if couscous and pasta ever had a love child, it would look like Israeli couscous, which isn’t really a couscous at all but is really a pasta in the shape of large couscous. Are you confused yet? Hopefully not. Anyways, I love making this Israeli couscous salad. It’s a great side dish, … Continue reading

Melon Grape and Mint Salad

Melon, grape, and mint – what’s more refreshing than that? This salad is superbly sweet, healthy and nutritious, and extremely simple to prepare. It only requires these three main ingredients plus a little honey and lime juice. Easy peasy! Great as a side dish for lunch or to serve alongside brunch. I used a juicy … Continue reading

Garlic Lime Tilapia with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Well, hey there! I’ve missed you. Apologies for the long absence, but we’ve been in the process of resettling to the Dominican Republic, so cooking and blogging have taken a back seat for a while. But, we’ve finally made it down here and we’re slowly getting settled in – which means getting our new (significantly-larger-than-the-teeny-tiny-one-in-DC) … Continue reading