Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas

Black bean and spinach enchiladas are filled with a seasoned black bean spread, and are easily made dairy-free! I haven’t quite figured out our grocery routine here yet. I was a bit spoiled in Ithaca – we got our meat and seasonal produce at the farmers’ market every Saturday, and could pick up everything else in a single trip to Wegman’s or the co-op ....more

Homemade Queso Dip

Homemade queso dip in under 15 minutes to serve at this Sunday’s game with your favorite chunky salsa and some smoothly-melting cheeses. You couldn’t ask for more! I have to admit, I don’t care much about professional football (but I will cheer on my alma mater, the Wisconsin Badgers, whenever I can!) ....more

How to Freeze Enchiladas

When I started brainstorming my list of dishes to freeze before the baby comes, enchiladas were one of the first new things I added. I’ve frozen lasagna and taquitos before, so those were naturally at the top of my entrees list. Enchiladas came immediately after ....more

Spicy Garlic Carrot Pickles

These spicy garlic carrot pickles are full of flavor and perfect for snacking or serving...more

Raisin Nut Granola

This raisin nut granola is chock-full of mixed nuts, giving it a bit more of a protein boost than you’d usually find in this breakfast and snack favorite. I think I’m in full-fledged nesting mode. I’m walking this fine line between wanting to DO ALL OF THE THINGS and you know, actually having the energy to do those things ....more

How to Freeze Granola

Let’s stock the freezer and freeze granola for future breakfasts! Welcome to 2015! I’ve spent most of the past two weeks celebrating the season with my family and high school friends who came home for the holidays, unpacking the most important parts of our house (kitchen tools, clothes, office essentials and of course, board games) and getting back into my cooking groove ....more

The Top 14 From 2014

I can’t believe we’ve reached the end of 2014 already. It’s been a big year for me! Or to be more precise, the second half of the year has been big, exciting, eventful and yes, a little overwhelming at times ....more

Strawberry Chocolate Fudge

Strawberry chocolate fudge is creamy and smooth, with a touch of fruity flavor. Serve it at your next holiday party, or send your guests home with a goody bag of fudge! In my mind, Christmas and the first part of December are for cookies ....more

Cherry Marshmallows

Homemade cherry marshmallows are a welcome addition to any mug of hot cocoa or chocolate this holiday season. They’re a real treat for the whole family. When I wrote about my new favorite...more

19 Wrapping Ideas for Your Food Gifts

We’re in the final holiday stretch, and you may already have all your DIY food gifts planned out (or even made!). But have you figured out how you’re going to wrap your gifts? I know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and all that, but let’s face it, a cutely wrapped present feels a little more magical while you’re waiting to unwrap it ....more