Chewy Chocolate PB 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 [...]

Stuffed Peppers

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 [...]

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 [...]