Raisin and Nut Granola

Call me crunchy, but I love me some granola. Granola and fruit. Granola and milk. Granola and yogurt. Granola just plain ole’ by itself. Love it. What I don’t love about granola – at least the store-bought kind – is the price. So, as often as I can (as it’s a bit of a process), … Continue reading

Eggplant Lasagna

I really like vegetarian lasagna – I think even more than lasagna with a meat sauce. Shh, don’t tell anyone in Bologna that I said that! I don’t know why, I just like it better with veggies. I have never had an eggplant lasagna before, but it just sounded delicious: eggplant (one of my favorite … Continue reading

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

Cuatro Leches Cupcakes

No, you haven’t died and gone to cupcake heaven. But hot damn, if there were such a place (fingers crossed!), I think these puppies would definitely be featured heavily. I’m getting ready to move to the Dominican Republic (excitement!) and thought I’d dabble in a regional favorite: tres leches cake. Tres leches is a super … Continue reading

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

I’ve been thinking lately about comfort food. Probably because it’s winter, it’s cold outside, and comfort food usually warms you body and soul. And apparently in 2012 comfort food is coming back into style at some of the top U.S. restaurants – who knew!? When I imagine comfort food, I generally picture baked mac n’ … Continue reading

Prosciutto and Spinach Frittata

Who doesn’t love a little “breakfast for dinner” every now and then? I happen to love me some eggs for breakfast, and a scrumptiously salty and rich frittata is a great way to enjoy eggs for dinner – plus it’s super easy to make, relatively low-calorie, and awesomely nutritious! Don’t these ingredients just look super … Continue reading