Pumpkin Spice and Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

Ahh…autumn. At a staff meeting today at work, we shared our favorite things about fall. ...more

Shaved Brussels Sprouts

It's a rare thing that I look at a menu, see an item with the main ingredient of brussels sprouts and say to myself, "yes, I think I'll order that!"It's probably just as rare that you ask your server what they think of a brussels sprouts dish and have them respond, "ooh, that's one of my favorites!"But that's just what happened when SPH and I had a dinner out at Catch 54 Restaurant recently. Maybe it was the setting of where we were eating: or the fact that SPH and I were alone, without the boys. ...more

Banana "Ice Cream" (Vegan, Gluten-free)

I'm not a huge banana fanatic, but do like a good slice of banana bread and love a good ole' frozen banana dipped in chocolate.I had heard about the idea of pureeing frozen bananas to create "ice cream," but was skeptical. I am no longer a skeptic. Super easy and a sweet, guiltless treat, frozen banana "ice cream" is a refreshing summer alternative to frozen yogurt or ice cream ....more

Lentil Salad with Balsamic Glaze (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Lentils can be lovely, but if you don't cook and prepare them with the right ingredients, their inherent earthiness can overwhelm a dish.This lovely lentil dish boasts lots of fresh, bright flavors to wonderfully balance the earthiness of the lentils. ...more

My favorite (spring) things--and a favorite asparagus recipe too.

Raindrops on broccoli and fresh, new sweet pea plants; Tried to grow broccoli from seed last year without much success; this year, plants were in order! I heart sweet peas. ...more

Two Crust-y Solutions

They are a common site in kitchens with kids (and probably some grown-up kitchens too): Chances are, if you are a mom, dad or have ever fed anyone under the age of 10, you know that for some kids, crusts rank right there between brussel sprouts and mushrooms in the category of "you don't expect me to actually eat those, do you?" Since R has never been a fan of sandwiches, the issue of crusts never really arose. ...more

No More Brown Guacamole

"Ugh, my guacamole always turns brown!" could top a list of First-World problem statements I've caught myself saying. You've heard of First-World problems, right? ...more

Really Natural Mint Chocolate Chip Snow Cream

Here in Sweet Peaville we're experiencing our sixth, yes sixth, calamity day. ...more

Pear Fennel Soup (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

Sometimes I read recipes and my mouth starts to salivate (same thing happens when I watch Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, but I digress) as I read the ingredients and imagine their tastiness.Other times I read recipes and I think, "huh."This recipe was a product of my curiosity after I read about the idea of combining fennel and pear in a soup…followed by a "huh."So I tried my own version of combining pear and fennel in soup and my "huh" quickly changed into a "yum!"This is simple eating at it's finest. ...more