Cranberry Hazelnut Crisps

When it comes to appetizers before a holiday meal, especially on Thanksgiving, I like to keep things incredibly simple. There is always more than enough going on with the meal itself, and making complicated...more

Harvest Kale Salad with Roasted Apple, Sweet Potato and Candied Pecans

Here we are again with another of those impossible to name recipes. With so very many good things in the mix, what makes the cut into the title? Even with that mouthful, I didn’t mention the dried cranberries, the cider vinaigrette or the feta (not pictured, but added later) ....more

Rosemary Olive Oil Rolls

It’s that time of year when many of you are hard at work planning your Thanksgiving menus. This year I’m not hosting so I am happily thinking of other things. Given my rocky history with this holiday (boy is that an understatement), avoidance of the topic right up until the very last minute has been serving me well the past few years ....more

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries, Apples and Gouda

It has only been in the past few years that I have come to appreciate brussels sprouts. It’s not that I ever had an aversion to them but I just simply was not exposed to them. They weren’t something my family ever made and given their stereotypical bad reputation in the vegetable world, I never had much interest in pursuing them further ....more

milk bar birthday cake

Here we are. It’s the day before Halloween and instead of sharing cute spooky treats or gruesome eats, my mind is only on one thing –...more

things i’m loving: october edition

Quick housekeeping note before I jump into this month’s faves. Sometimes it takes me a long time to round up enough things I love for these posts, and sometimes I have too many favorites to share and have a really hard time narrowing it down. This month was the latter, for sure! ...more

Meatless Mushroom Bolognese Sauce

One parenting strategy related to food that always makes me cringe is “sneaking” veggies into recipes. I cannot begin to express how much it bothers me that there are books devoted to this concept. I want my kids to know they are eating vegetables and I want them to understand why that is an important part of a healthy diet ....more

Apple Custard Bars

Baking all manner of apple-y treats...more

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

Taking time to relax has never been a strength of mine. As I’m sure is evident from my numerous hobbies and interests, I just don’t sit still well. I’m fine with this aspect of my personality and for the most part, I embrace it ....more

Vegetarian Tamale Pie

As the fresh produce of summer fades and chillier temperatures set in, it can be more challenging to continue to eat healthy. Carb and cheese are suddenly even more tempting than usual. Any time I come across a...more