Nutmeg and Basil Mushroom Cream Sauce

Nutmeg Basil Mushroom Cream Sauce

With the return of cold weather, my pasta nights transition from fresh veggie-based sauces to creamy ones full of cozy flavors. Earthy mushrooms and warm, mildly sweet nutmeg make this pasta dish a hug on a plate. The easy dinner recipe is done in under 30 minutes, so it’s the perfect winter weeknight meal! 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

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

Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast

Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter French Toast

Starting this blog has made me realize that I have a thing for cramming food inside of other food. Like, I really do. Really, really do. A lot. So today we continue with tradition (obsession?) by slipping some chocolate and peanut butter into slices of mini french bread. Continue reading

Boozy Fruit Loops Cupcakes

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A coworker clued me into a drink that tastes like a bowl of a certain toucan-endorsed cereal. It quickly became my baker friend and my favorite sweet boozy concoction and we decided alcohol-laced cupcakes were the logical next step. Get ready to fall in love. Continue reading

Feta-Stuffed Spinach Lamb Meatballs

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This is the time of year when lamb is at its best.  Grass-fed (as opposed to off season grain-fed) being the key to why “in season” lamb is better.  Ask the butcher at your grocery store whether you’re buying grass-fed lamb – I promise that, like, 98% of butchers are really very friendly. Continue reading