Recipes
Grilled Vegetable Sandwich w/ Balsamic & Almonds

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich w/ Balsamic & Almonds

If I was a practical food blogger, I’d follow the rest of the blogosphere and post holiday recipes to attract visitors and “oo”s and “ah”s from all my awesome readers. But nope, I’m ignoring social conventions to write about a grilled vegetable sandwich that screams summer. Thanksgiving is next week, I get it. But it...
Banana Oat Bread

Banana Oat Bread

Lately it seems like every Sunday morning I’ve been making banana bread. Either I’m Betty Crocker reincarnated or I bought way too many bananas that ended up going bad. Considering I keep forgetting to bring one to work when I leave in the morning, I can safely say that it’s the latter. But you know...
BBQ Pumpkin & Potato Skewers

BBQ Pumpkin & Potato Skewers

Before I begin, let me just get this out of the way – these pictures aren’t my favorite. As I’m writing this post, they’re bothering me more and more. Total brown-town. If I wasn’t such a lazy blogger, I’d remake this recipe just to snap better pictures. Add in a splash of color or a...
Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

In another life, I may have been the Great Pumpkin. At the very least, I was its groupie. No, I’m not obsessed with that Charlie Brown movie (in fact, I barely remember it…don’t judge), it’s just it’s a great time of the year. Everyone comes together to joke around, huddle around campfires, and go for...
Pumpkin Mousse Parfait

Pumpkin Mousse Parfait

Earlier this week I mentioned how my folks and I went pumpkin picking. The same day I delivered a few apples and a perfectly round pumpkin to my grandma’s house. All those fall goodies totally made her day! Grandparents are so cool. Anyway, we were talking about food and ended up on the topic of...
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

‘Tis apple season. You can literally feel it in the autumn air. There’s a mix of crispness and warmth…which is coincidentally a great combo for fall food. In fact, everything I’ve been cooking lately has included at least one apple. Seasonal fruit is just so darn tasty! I have a few recipes up my sleeve...
Lobster Flatbread with Artichokes

Lobster Flatbread with Artichokes

Two posted recipes in one week?! Am I slowly getting back to normal? No promises yet, but I’m definitely trying my best to keep in touch with you guys more often. Like I said on Wednesday, some settling-into-the-new-job pains have subsided and I’m slowly getting used to the schedule. It’s an adjustment and I’m still tired...
Drunken Date Bars (with nuts)

Drunken Date Bars (with nuts)

I totally laughed out loud when I came up with the name of this recipe. Drunken date bars. With nuts. Too awesome for words. Anywaayy (getting my mind out of the gutter) – it’s important to note that these bars are tasty, healthy, and definitely provide a slight buzz for an after dinner treat (or...
Ginger Carrot Soup

Ginger Carrot Soup

Happy first day of fall everyone! The weather has been gorgeous lately…just sunny enough to feel like summer, but with a slight cool breeze to keep you from sweating nonstop throughout the day. It’s awesome. I’m trying to enjoy it as much as possible even though I’ve been incredibly busy. I don’t remember if I...
Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Roasted Red Pepper Basil Sauce

Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Roasted Red Pepper Basil Sauce

So apparently mahi mahi is the “poor man’s” lobster…at least that’s what my dad says every time I order off a menu or make it at home. I think someone at a restaurant in Hawaii said that line to him 20 or 30 years ago, and since Hawaii is a haven for seafood, he took...
Oreo Cookie Butter (Spreadable Oreos)

Oreo Cookie Butter (Spreadable Oreos)

I have something to confess: I gotz cookies on me mind! Ever since I wrote about cookie butter at the end of July, I can’t get the concept out of my head…or mouth. I literally want to slather everything with a delicious dessert dip. But it’s not only the spreadable variety that’s consuming my every thought. There...
Crab Pot Pie

Crab Pot Pie

Sorry for my mini blogging hiatus this past week (does a week even count as a hiatus?); I went on vacation to Atlantic Beach, NC for a couple days. Seems like it would be a great place to unwind, but it was a weird trip. The perfect word for it would be “slow”. Or maybe...