Pantry Recipe Ideas for Eating Well During a Pandemic

Our country and world are in a bit of a crisis mode right now, and because I don’t have useful skills as a healthcare professional, mask seamstress, or 3d-printed ventilator expert, I decided to use my practical cooking skills to help people the best way I know how: with food. I’ve compiled a collection of…… Continue reading Pantry Recipe Ideas for Eating Well During a Pandemic

Joy Bauer’s Pumpkin Pancakes

Autumn is finally here, and with the changing of the leaves, so changes my diet to include more pumpkin. It’s practically a requirement, am I right? Really, pumpkin is an extremely healthy ingredient (rich in the anti-oxidant beta carotene) that could (and should!) be used year-round. There is just something about this time of year,…… Continue reading Joy Bauer’s Pumpkin Pancakes

Watermelon Agua Fresca

This drink is the embodiment of summer! My original plan was to get the recipe up before July 4, but *coughs* I’m not sure what happened. I’ll go ahead and blame it on Congress. Anyway, if you love watermelon and fruity beverages, then look no further. This recipe is adapted from Cooking Light’sĀ  “Minted Lemon-Lime…… Continue reading Watermelon Agua Fresca

Pizza Margherita

I made this pizza a while back when I had a severe pizza craving, but didn’t want to give in to the grease of Domino’s. I’m not saying that this pizza is particularly healthy or diet food, with all of that mozzarella… but it’s better for you than delivery, tastes better, and is ridiculously easy…… Continue reading Pizza Margherita

Butterscotch Haystack Cookies

Post 12 of 12 in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes Series – Butterscotch Haystack Cookies The first time I tried these “cookies,” they were in a gift box of delicious goodies prepared by my good friend Nate. (You can find some of his other fab creations over at his blog, Highly Reactive). This was…… Continue reading Butterscotch Haystack Cookies

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Post 11 of 12 in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes Series – Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Oh hey look, another day that I pass over the “healthy” or “low-fat” option in my blog post categories. I know, it’s shocking! I seriously think that I’ll be posting nothing but salads in January. Not by choice,…… Continue reading Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Post 10 of 12 in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes Series – Christmas Sugar Cookies I know that I have posted a recipe for sugar cookies before, but that was forever ago. A lifetime. Back when this blog was a “youngin.” A whole 5 months ago! *sniffs* Seems like just yesterday… Anyway, I’ve been…… Continue reading Christmas Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Post 8 of 12 in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes Series – Chocolate Crinkle Cookies These cookies are similar to brownies with a slightly crisp “shell” and chewy inside. The crackled presentation is remarkably easy to obtain, and the outer layer of powdered sugar gives just enough extra sweetness. To make approximately 20 cookies,…… Continue reading Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Post 5 of 12 in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes Series – Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies These cookies are the essence of Andes Mints in cookie form, according to my husband. You could use chocolate chips instead if you aren’t a fan of Andes mints, or white chocolate chips, or walnuts, or… you get…… Continue reading Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies

To kick off my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes “event,” I want to share with you the recipe for my husband’s favorite cookie in the entire world. It’s pretty high up there on my list as well! The first time I tried this cookie, my friend Kelly made them when we were collegeĀ  (hi, Kelly!).…… Continue reading Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies