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

Spring Pasta with Baby Spinach, Tomatoes, and Ricotta Cheese

  To me, this pasta dish announced the arrival of spring. Never-mind the fact that it’s snowing outside right now, on April 1. That’s beside the point. I originally saw this recipe for Papardelle with Baby Spinach, Herbs, and Ricotta featured on the April cover of Cooking Light, and was super excited to try it.…… Continue reading Spring Pasta with Baby Spinach, Tomatoes, and Ricotta Cheese

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

Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts Post 9 of 12 in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes Series – Candied Walnuts These candied walnuts are great snacks on their own, but you can also add them to salads, use them as toppings on pies/cakes/cheesecakes, and more. They are super fast and easy to make and chances are, you already…… Continue reading Candied Walnuts

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates Wrapped with Prosciutto

Post 6 of 12 in my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes Series – Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates Wrapped with Prosciutto This is a great little appetizer to have in your arsenal with the holidays coming up. These dates are first stuffed with goat cheese and then wrapped in prosciutto and secured with a toothpick. The combination…… Continue reading Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates Wrapped with Prosciutto

Tamari and Mirin-Glazed Salmon (& a product review!)

As a food blogger, one of the perks is receiving products to test and review. I was recently given the opportunity to test and share my honest opinion of San-J Organic Tamari sauce. I have done quite a bit of Asian cooking and am very familiar with the taste of soy sauces, but this was…… Continue reading Tamari and Mirin-Glazed Salmon (& a product review!)

Chocolate-Pistachio Apricots

This decadent snack is so easy to make that I almost feel dirty making an entire post about it. But I would feel worse if I didn’t share it with you. These chocolate-pistachio apricots are a great snack that you can make ahead to serve at parties or give as gifts. I gave them out…… Continue reading Chocolate-Pistachio Apricots