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Baked Ricotta with Balsamic Cherries

Baked Ricotta with Balsamic Cherries

I love dessert for breakfast. Especially cheesecake. This Baked Ricotta with Balsamic Cherries has a savoriness with its sweetness that I just can’t get enough of. And it’s healthy enough to feed to the Goose with no regrets. Granted she’s not a huge fan of the balsamic cherries but they are rather elegant and refined…

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No Bake S'mores Granola Bars

No Bake S’mores Granola Bars

These no bake s’mores granola bars are a delicious, portable take on s’mores that don’t require a campfire to make. Heck, they don’t even require an oven. All you need is a microwave and 5 minutes. And some willpower not to eat all the mini chocolate chips and marshmallows. Why is it that mini candy…

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No Bake Loaded Peanut Butter Pie

No Bake Loaded Peanut Butter Pie

It’s been a week. Some people would unwind with a glass (or bottle or two) of wine. I’d prefer to unwind by faceplanting directly into this no bake loaded peanut butter pie. I mean yeah, a broken dryer, a car in the shop, and a toddler who has decided she would like to crawl back…

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Pesto Chicken Burgers

Pesto Chicken Burgers

These pesto chicken burgers with lemon aoili are the perfect way to repurpose leftover rotisserie or roast chicken. They take boring leftovers and jazz them up into an exciting, delicious next day dinner in less than time than it takes me to catch my toddler to strap into her high chair. Mmmm. I am so…

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Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Have I told you how much I love raspberry cheesecake anything? It is pretty much my everything. I mean, food wise, not life wise. But really, it’s the most perfect combo of flavors for me ever. I have friendships formed solely on my love of raspberry cheesecake ice cream. Close friendships. So maybe raspberry cheesecake…

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Quick and Easy Bruschetta Pasta

Quick and Easy Bruschetta Pasta

Ever have nights where you just don’t feel like cooking but really want to eat something delicious? Happens here all the time especially on a day when Goose puts me through the paces and I’m a dishrag by 2 pm. I used to be a fan of going out for a quick dinner on those…

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Summer Strawberry Salad with Toasted Almonds

Strawberry Summer Salad with Toasted Almonds

Sometimes, I just need a salad like this strawberry summer salad. I hate to admit it, but I do. I mean, they are so dang good for you, and I am currently trying to make sure that my bridesmaid’s dress zips in my best friend’s wedding next month. So you know, as much as I…

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Barbecue Chicken Tacos

Barbecue Chicken Tacos

After a long, glorious holiday weekend full of good food and fun times, my fridge is full of grill leftovers. That’s really not a bad thing. Because when I have grill leftovers, I get creative and breathe new life into them. And then, sometimes, if I am lucky, greatness happens like it did with these…

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Lemon Berry Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Berry Cheesecake Bars

I just love any excuse to eat cheesecake for breakfast. Especially these lemon berry cheesecake bars. I know, I know. Breakfast is supposed to have good for you stuff. Like yogurt. Or oatmeal. Or fruit. Boring-ish stuff. Guess what. You ready? These lemon berry cheesecake bars have all of that! The fruit is a given…

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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers. You guys, these are a serious thing. We made homemade jalapeno dip and stuffed it into a burger. Let that bit of food heaven just sink in for a second. Are you mind blown? I sure was. Because it was THAT good. I’ll be honest with you about a few things…

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Lemon Pesto Hummus

Lemon Pesto Hummus

I love this lemon pesto hummus almost as much as my Goose loves Minnie Mouse and “DOGGIES!” How much is that? A lot. In order, my Goose’s first words were, “Mama, Dada, Min-Min (which is now Min-NIE!), and Doggies.” The doggie thing makes sense. She has been besties with our very lovable but very overly…

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Honey Nut Cheerio Pancakes

Honey Nut Cheerio Pancakes

Who knew Honey Nut Cheerios are so versatile? They are not only total toddler crack, but they make incredibly delish Honey Nut Cheerio pancakes. How did we come to this stunning realization? Well, once every weekend we have some form of pancake or waffle. It’s practically tradition. I’m really big on tradition. Plus my toddler…

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Mexican quinoa with lime vinaigrette

Mexican Quinoa Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

I have found a food my normally garbage disposal like toddler wont eat: avocado. She picks them all out of this Mexican quinoa salad with lime vinaigrette. Then she either mushes them around on her high chair and finger paints with them or tosses them at the dog, who steps in them and paw paints…

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Buffalo Chicken Burgers take leftover chicken to a whole new level of yum!

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Buffalo chicken burgers. Yum. This recipe takes boring leftover rotisserie chicken and makes it not boring. I mean really, anything buffalo-ized is pretty awesome, right? And so are burgers. So I guess if you combine the awesomeness of a burger with the awesomeness of buffalo chicken…you get pretty dang amazing buffalo chicken burgers. We eat…

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Spring Vegetable Quinoa

Spring Vegetable Quinoa

I’ve already told you how my daughter gobbles up chickpeas like they are going out of style and loves hummus, but would you believe me if I told you she liked quinoa? She even likes this spring vegetable quinoa complete with all sorts of veggies that toddlers normally despise. Yep. She does. Don’t worry though,…

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Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

I’m proud of my toddler. When she’s not mainlining goldfish or licking peanut butter off of crackers and managing to gob it all over her hair, she has pretty sophisticated tastes for a kid under 2. I’ve already told you all how she loves chickpeas. In fact, she will go into the pantry and grab…

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Black Bean Egg Muffins

Healthy Black Bean Egg Muffins

Mornings are the worst aren’t they? People definitely fall into two categories in the mornings. There are the bright eyed, bushy tailed and ready to face the day kind of people. And then’s there’s the don’t talk to me until I have had ALL THE COFFEE kind of people. Guess which one I am. I’ll…

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Chocolate Cheesecake Crepes

Chocolate Cheesecake Crepes

You ever have those days where you feel like eating lots of dessert? Like dessert after each meal? Or even dessert instead of each meal? These chocolate cheesecake crepes are for those days. Maybe it’s been a rough week. Maybe you are craving mass amounts of chocolate stat. Maybe you want to face plant into…

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pasta with chickpeas

Pasta with Chickpeas

Pasta with chickpeas. This recipe brings me back. My Italian grandmother used to make something similar with white beans. The sauce was creamy and comforting. Just like this chickpea sauce. It is perfect for cool spring days like the ones we’ve been having lately. This pasta with chickpeas almost makes up for the fact that…

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Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Brown butter. If you haven’t tried brown butter yet, it’s an absolute must. Browning butter turns it all rich and nutty. It is so delicious you could practically eat it by itself. Not that I would do that, of course…. But mixing it into these oatmeal cookies makes standard…

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