Mounds Brownies

As brownie week continues, I’m pulling inspiration from some of my favorite candies to create easy yet unique recipes. It’s not often that you see coconut on a brownie, but why not?! There’s a reason why Mounds and Almond Joy bars are so popular – chocolate and coconut is a match made in heaven! That…

Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

It’s a new week, and that means new treats! Last week’s theme of cream-filled desserts was a hit, and I want to keep that positive energy going by introducing a new theme for the new week. Without further ado, this week’s theme is…. Brownie Mania!! Brownies are versatile and universally enjoyed, so they make the…

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies

The work week may be wrapping up, but I’m not quite done with my theme of all things cream-filled. Earlier this week, I posted a recipe for Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies and the response was fantastic, not only from readers but also from my friends and coworkers who are the happy recipients of my creations. The response…

Swiss Steak

For whatever reason, Seattle just can’t figure out if it wants summer to stick around this year. After a few gloriously beautiful weeks, temps have dropped, clouds have returned and there’s a tinge of wetness back in the air. I’m no longer traveling to Texas each month for work, so I’m missing an escape to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Erin’s Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

BBQ sauce is a condiment I used to keep in the fridge and use so sparingly it would meet it’s expiration date before the bottle was empty. There are some GREAT BBQ sauces out there (commercial brands and local), but I hate the thought of using the same sauce once every 2 months – I…

Southwest Chicken Burgers

I spent this week in Fort Worth, TX where the temperature reached 86º 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…