Salads

Warm Quinoa Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash & Goat Cheese Tossed with Maple Black Cherry Vinaigrette

We’re almost through the first month of 2016 already. Can you believe it? My little boy is eight months old today!! He figured out climbing to standing all by himself this week, and it nearly brings tears to my eyes thinking about it because he’s growing up so fast. Walking is just around the corner, …

Breads/Bagels/Rolls

Whole-Wheat Bagels

Welcome to October, Everyone! We awoke to our first snow here last week. One of my favorite moments of the year . . . fall colors draped in white–it doesn’t get much prettier than that! However, I wouldn’t mind at all if autumn would linger around a little bit longer. This season is far too short …

Chocolate Banana Coconut Ice Cream
Dessert

Chocolate Banana Coconut Ice Cream

    So I’ve been a bit busy lately. Busy being a new mommy!! Our handsome little guy, Oliver, was born one week early at the end of May, and from that point on life swung into high gear. The summer was spent traveling around the state visiting family and showing Oliver off to everyone. …

Dessert

Vanilla Pear Pudding with Salted Maple Almonds

My husband got all of our patio furniture out of storage last week. We had been getting little teases of warm spring weather here and there, so I told him I wanted our porch swing out before he left for a four-week work trip. So what happens a few days later? Snow. Inches of snow. …

Dressings/Dips/Spreads

Cannellini Bean Dip

I’m a big fan of hummus. Like, an I-will-eat-it-with-a-spoon-from-the-container kind of fan. Fresh, homemade hummus is even better (and way cheaper!) and soooo simple to make. So last week, when I needed to make a quick appetizer for a family gathering, I knew what I wanted to make. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any garbanzo beans …

Dessert

Pineapple Sunflower Spice Cake

I love cake. I just don’t get people who say they don’t like cake. It baffles me. They can’t be serious. Or maybe they’ve just never had a fresh, homemade one without all the additives and the lingering greasy residue commercial frosting leaves in your mouth. That I could understand. I don’t like that stuff either. …

Sides

Easy Peasy Spicy Potatoes

One of the “perks” of pregnancy is the absentmindedness that often messes with you–particularly in the third trimester. Well . . . earlier this week, that absentmindedness got a bit physical. I got out a jar of salsa to have with some blue corn chips (hello, salt craving!). Put it on the counter and got …

Veggie Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Salads

Veggie Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

      You know, it’s a lot of pressure deciding what recipe to use for your first post! Do I make a dessert? A salad? Main course? So hard to choose! I decided to whip up something new, green and glorious for you guys. It’s beginning to feel like spring out there (even way up north …