Lemon Cupcakes

I’m back! The last few weeks have been hectic to say the least and have unfortunately kept me away from my favorite hobby: baking! Between preparing to change jobs in June, bachelorette weekend festivities for my bestie, and SIFF starting (the Seattle International Film Festival, remember my Reese’s Pieces PB Cookies recipe?), I haven’t had much time…

Reese’s Pieces PB Cookies

May in Seattle means the start of one of my all-time favorite Seattle events: SIFF, the Seattle International Film Festival, and I can’t wait. SIFF is easily my favorite festival this city has to offer, and every year I anxiously await the release of the film schedule so I can start meticulously planning how to see as many…

Chocolate Crispy Cookies

What has coconut and oats and is chocolate all over? I’ll give you a hint, it’s something delicious! Introducing: Chocolate Crispy Cookies!

Chewy Chocolate PB Cookies

It’s a sunny feel-good kind of weekend in Seattle, so I decided to dust off a recipe I love from the family archives: Chewy chocolate peanut butter chip cookies. Guaranteed to make the cookie lovers in your life go: Beyond being chocolate + peanut butter (truly the most heavenly combination on earth), the texture of…

Zucchini Frittata

Looking for a knockout brunch recipe this weekend? Look no further. Ladies and gentleman: zucchini frittata! If you’re a regular reader, you know that we LOVE eggs and breakfast for dinner in our household (check out these other recipes if you’re a fan of breakfast for dinner too: Bacon Broccoli Quiche and Jalapeno Corn Cakes)….

Sirloin with frisee salad

I’m back! If you haven’t check out my latest story yet (Italian Runaway), it provides an explanation for my long absence. Regardless, I’m back in my kitchen and excited to be cooking for myself again after a long stint away. Easing back in to extravagant meals slowly, we had a rain-free and (somewhat) sunny weekend…

Italian Runaway

You may have noticed I’ve been gone for awhile. Almost one month since my last post, but I promise I have a very good explanation for leaving my readers in suspense and wondering … where did all the dinners and cookie recipes go? Well, friends … the short answer is: I ran away to Italy. In…

Stuffed Peppers

My friends and family in the northeast United States are getting hit hard with snow this week. As the pictures and snow day announcements roll in (lucky!) it’s a reminder that although it’s March, winter is hardly over. Thankfully I’m far away from the bad weather. I’m spending this week in Fort Worth, TX replenishing…

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…

Creamy Oreo Cookie Dessert

With only 6 ingredients, it takes little time to whip this creamy goodness together. The layers are simple: Oreo cookie crust, rich creamy whipped peanut butter spread, light drizzle of Hershey’s chocolate and voila! … a perfect dessert to take to the office, a potluck, or a picnic to please the masses.

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

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…