Homemade Hummus

When we first started dating, John would always try to woo my roommate at the time, who just didn’t care for a third, frequent visitor in our small apartment in DC.  It didn’t quite work, but it was a valiant attempt.  One the many nice things John would do was bring over dinner from Moby…

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Squares (aka Meyer Lemon Squares)

Since we don’t live in Southern California (sigh) I’ll just have to pretend I picked my lemons off my Meyer lemon tree rather than buy them at Whole Foods.  They were staring at me the other day…and since I don’t see them in the produce section very long,  I jumped at the opportunity to make…

Strawberry Icebox Pie with Pretzel Crust

It’s hard to find a pie my kids will actually eat.  This is a pie that seals the deal! Even John, who indulges me by being my taste-tester but doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, really loved this pie.  It’s all gone, my friends.  All gone. The crust is made out of pretzels, brown…

Strawberry Shortcake to Welcome Summer

Summer starts when strawberry season begins if you ask me.  What a joy it is to be able to be outside picking your own food!  The shortcake recipe here is a nice complement to the already-sweet berries.  Hope you’re enjoying this Memorial Day weekend, too.   Here’s all you need. And this’ll take about 30…

A Royal Dessert: Lemon Elderflower Cake

I’m going to be honest –  I’m not one of those crazy obsessed royal family people.  I tend to feel bad for them — the way they have to be in the public spotlight all of the time and stand up hours after giving birth to wave at people when all I know Kate wants…

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

This past week has been so wet and rainy I’ve felt we needed a boat to move through our day.  It’s been so long since I’ve felt “summer” weather that I had almost forgotten what summer storms were like, when the weather gets sticky and humid and the sky decides to suddenly open up.  It…

The Easiest and Most Delicious Lemon Curd

My little guy broke him arm in two places.  Ahhhhh!  It’s been a special few days.  We get back from Disney, get the kids back in school, and then that Thursday I get the dreaded call from the kid’s school.  I know immediately someone must be sick…but I didn’t expect the director to tell me…

Kickin’ it old school with Dirt and Worms

I still remember the day I came home telling my mom I had eaten dirt and worms.  I was in Kindergarten, and our teacher Ms. Monticello, had made dirt and worms and presented it to us in this beautiful flower pot.  It was magical.  And so delicious.  I think my brain had a hard time…

Mini Peanut Butter Bars

If you are a nut, these are for you.  Packed full of natural peanut butter and peanuts, these are sure to please anyone who goes nuts for peanuts. I’m all about the simple ingredient list, and this definitely doesn’t disappoint with a whopping five ingredients: sweetened condensed milk, mini marshmallows, butter, all natural peanut butter,…

Yellow Chicken Curry w/ Potatoes

If the weather is currently undergoing some serious PMS and undecided about which way it wants to turn, then there’s always curry to warm us up on these frigid spring days. This recipe originally comes from Pinch of Yum but I upped a lot of the ingredients.  It’s delicious! It’s a great weeknight meal because…

4 Ingredient Lemon Drop Cookies

I’m on a lemon kick.  It really has to do with willing spring to get here…or maybe it’s just because I love things with lemon in them.  Either way, I’ve got a lemon blueberry loaf on my list of things to make soon, too.   Stay tuned! I made these for my co-workers to thank them…

Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

John and I recently went to Los Angeles to visit my brother, Rachel, and their newborn Sharizze.  We got a lot of baby time in and tried to whisk her away for the better part of two days so they could do whatever they wanted (they chose to go on dates and do lawn work…