Stove Top Steak with Jalapeno Butter

Steak with Jalapeno Butter

Ah, grill season.  So many awesome recipes pop up this time of year, but it leaves us grill-less individuals twiddling our thumbs.  If the grill masters have you craving a juicy steak but you aren’t keen on heating up the entire house with the broiler, just whip this baby up stove-top. Continue reading

Ghirardelli Squares Chocolate Coffee Bread

21 Ghirardelli Squares Chocolate Coffee Bread Sliced

Hello, all.  Long time no see.  I’m back to TLS having joined a neat little website called TuitionBites.  TB lets me open up a little shop where I get to sell a monthly item – each sale helps me pay off my mountain of student debt!  This month’s item includes Milk & Caramel Ghirardelli Squares.  So I stuck them in a delicious bread to give you: Ghirardelli Squares Chocolate Caramel Coffee Bread. Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Caprese Cups

Spaghetti Squash Caprese Cups

One of the best things about spaghetti squash is that leftovers store beautifully in the fridge or freezer.  Can you see where I’m going with this?  Bake up a big batch at the beginning of the week for some quick, easy meals and snacks after work.  First on the list?  Spaghetti Squash Caprese Cups. Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ricotta

Spaghetti Squash Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ricotta

Spaghetti squash is one of those type-cast ingredients.  The poor guy is so versatile, but he shines so very well as a pasta substitute, that sometimes we forget to let him stretch his wings.  And so I give you: Spaghetti Squash Tacos. Continue reading

Cheesy Quinoa “Grits”

Cheesy Quinoa Grits

Among my many guilty pleasures is insta-grits.  Once in a while, though, I like to swap out the grits for quinoa.  Quinoa is a powerhouse; since it’s packed with protein, dietary fiber, iron, calcium – I could go on, but won’t – you’ll feel a lot better about starting your day with this than that slice of cold pizza. Continue reading

Eggs in Purgatory w/ Spinach and Feta (for 2!)

Eggs in Purgatory with Spinach and Feta

If you Google “Eggs in Purgatory,” you’ll find an array of recipes that tweak the same basic formula: eggs poached in a simple tomato sauce. Now, I am near religiously (ha!) against tomatoes and eggs mingling and I’ve discovered I am far from alone on that point, but hear me out: this devilishly delicious dish is the exception and the perfect shareable brunch for two! Continue reading

Feta Chickpea Salad

Feta Chickpea Salad

Do you know why chickpeas are so popular lately?  I do!  It’s because they recently ditched their long-standing, unfortunately unattractive name.  What would you prefer to say: “I’m eating chickpeas!” or “I’m eating garbanzo beans…”  No contest. Continue reading