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

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

Baked Eggs with Asparagus, Tomatoes and Spinach

There’s something special about Sunday breakfast. It’s a day of rest and relaxation before the new week begins, and since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, Sunday breakfast deserves a little extra attention. We try to make something super delicious on Sundays – pancakes and fruit, a southwestern egg scramble, egg bagel … Continue reading

Chocolate Truffles

I have a confession to make. I. Love. Chocolate. Like, really love chocolate. Might be one of my top 5 favorite things to eat…and in life in general. I found this recipe for chocolate truffles online and decided that I just had to give them a try. I used a combination of bittersweet and semisweet … Continue reading

Cookies for Santa: Gingersnaps

Rounding out my Christmas cookies this year are gingersnaps. Shocking, I know, another recipe with ginger. (Yay!) These are delicious and extremely easy to make – hurrah! I put 1 1/2 HEAPING tablespoons of ginger in this dough, and they turned out perfectly spiced. If you’re perhaps not as big a fan of ginger as … Continue reading

Cookies for Santa: Alfajores

If I could choose how I die, I would definitely choose death by alfajores. Yep, death by a sugary, butter-induced coma doesn’t sound to shabby to me. Did I mention that these cookies are sandwiched together with dulce de leche? That’s right, caramel sauce! You can buy dulce de leche at most grocery stores (Whole … Continue reading