Bacon Broccoli Quiche

Bacon Broccoli Quiche

Not sure if you've heard yet, but we love breakfast foods in our household. We've tried to create, recreate and reinvent breakfast dishes like fritatta, pancakes (have you seen these Jalapeno Corn Cakes yet?!) and our all-time favorite: quiche.  This hearty dish is just what everyone needs to either start the day with some serious brain food, share [...]

Peach Crumble Cake

Peach Crumble Cake

Not cobbler or crumble, but also not quite a cake. Putting a finger on exactly how to classify this dessert has eluded me long enough that I made an executive decision to call it a "crumble cake" and end the debate. I am a texture eater. While that doesn't influence what foods I will/won't eat, I [...]

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Life without cheesecake sounds bleak indeed. I honestly believe I could eat cheesecake every single day of my life, but my better judgement gets the best of me and I remember I am not immune to the results of insane caloric intake, so I try to find creative ways to keep the cheesecake coming without [...]

Jalapeno Corn Cakes

Jalapeno Corn Cakes

We're big fans of breakfast for dinner (or B4D as we call it) at our house. Mostly because bacon and eggs are two of the best foods ever ... *channels Ron Swanson* Breakfast for dinner doesn't need to be just dry scrambled eggs and microwaved bacon though. It's possible to keep the meal quick but [...]

Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf

Meatloaf. Smeat-loaf, double beetloaf. I get it. Meatloaf is faaaaar from glamorous. It's quite literally a chunk of ground meat chopped up and passed as a respectable meal. The thing is... meatloaf is an incredibly respectable dinner. I remember being a kid and always looking forward to the night my mom made meatloaf. When I would [...]

Southwest Chicken Burgers

Southwest Chicken Burgers

I spent this week in Fort Worth, TX where the temperature reached 86ยบ F the same day I boarded my plane to head back to Seattle and return to the mid-30's and cloud cover. It's a depressing transition when you're someone who thrives in the sunshine (Learn more about me in my my Beginnings post!). I spent [...]

Cajun Spice

I'm a big fan of homemade spice mixes. Not only are they easily customizable, but you know what goes into it so you don't need to worry about funky ingredients being mixed into your food. One of my staples is Cajun Spice. It packs a punch by itself, but when used to season meat or [...]

Jambalaya

Jambalaya

Mid-February in Seattle is dark, wet, cold and difficult for sun-lovers like myself. With this being my second winter in the Pacific Northwest, I've learned how to cope with days like today when the thought of venturing out into the constant rain is a personal torture. I've spent the last few years bulking up my [...]