Coconut Macaroons Three Ways

I don’t hate Mondays anymore.  I used to.  I used to have the Sunday scaries – when you have that deep pit in your stomach because you know the next day is work.  Nah.  That takes way too much mental energy, not to mention how bad it is for your health. That was when I’d…

Classic Yellow Birthday Cake

This classic yellow birthday cake is sure to be a crowd pleaser for the next celebration in your life.  This cake is a beloved classic for celebrations for a reason — it’s got a fluffy texture, a moist-but-not-too-moist interior, a decadent chocolate frosting on the exterior…what’s not to love?!

Slow Roasted Salmon with Yogurt Tahini Dressing

Happy April, y’all!  I write to y’all (as usual) from a very dark room that’s only illuminated by a night light and a humidifier light.  The newly 5 year old boy is just about to fall asleep, so I have about 5 more minutes to watch this kiddo fall into (hopefully) a deep slumber.  I’ve…

Asparagus and Onion Tart

Spring has sprung, y’all, and I am so excited that slowly…very slowly the cold is leaving us and will soon replaced by warm, sunny skies.   And FLOWERS!  I almost forgot what colorful flowers look like!  Maybe I have SAD, but I was literally going to combust from the winter blues if signs of spring didn’t…

Classic Chocolate Mousse

This 3-ingredient chocolate mousse is guaranteed to be a staple in your household, too. Buy fresh, high quality ingredients to make a decadent dessert the whole family will love.

Baked Pork Chops with Roasted Asparagus and Cauliflower Gnocchi

These pork chops with roasted asparagus and cauliflower gnocchi all come together in less than 30 minutes and everything comes together at the same time without thinking about it.  Here I share some tips for cooking the juiciest pork chops with a flavorful but simple seasoning and roasting asparagus to crispy perfect.  Don’t forget some tricks to searing cauliflower gnocchi with added flavor, too (gnocchi is from a bag, of course!  Ain’t nobody got time for that!)

Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

Happy International Women’s Day!  Wooo hoo!   On International Women’s Day, I thought I’d pull out a few facts related to mothers, who are the life source (literally and figuratively) of our society.  There are so many issues expectant mothers face and we haven’t made much progress on them…yet.  Here are some of the issues…

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Bait

St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse to make leprechaun bait with young children (or older children for that matter).  This mix is an addictive combination of Lucky Charms cereal, pretzels, and green M&Ms tossed with some white chocolate to get you in the holiday spirit.   

Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup

This Italian sausage and spinach soup is similar to a pasta e fagioli soup without the pasta, so it’s a low-carb option to warm you up on a cold winter’s night.  Packed full of whole ingredients, this soup is hearty and easy to throw together on a week night.

Cinnamon and Sugar Star Bread

This beautiful cinnamon and sugar pull-apart bread is surprisingly simple to make and perfect for breakfast or brunch on a cozy day indoors.