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Homemade Basil Pesto

This weekend was the first time ever that I made pesto.  Gasp!  I know, but in all fairness this was the first year that...

Homemade Peanut Butter Blueberry Dog Treats

Do you see this face?  Is this not the prettiest dog ever? Oh wait, I’m that awesome beagle’s mommy so of course I’m completely...

Baked Pork Egg Rolls with Dipping Sauce

With the start of football season, I’ve been on an appetizer kick.  I can’t help myself – I’m all giddy with excitement at the...

Pizza Dip

The first time I had pizza dip was right after I graduated from college and moved to DC.  My roommate and I went to...

This roasted sweet potato salad is simple to make and packed with flavor! With toasted walnuts, kale, and a maple lime dressing!

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

This roasted sweet potato salad was originally posted in September 2012. The post has been updated as of November 29, 2017 with new photos,...

Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins

Sunday was the first time this month that it actually felt like fall.  The weather was absolutely perfect.  We took our dog for a...

Chewy Chocolate, Coconut and Almond Granola Bars

Granola bars are one of my favorite snacks to bring to work.  They are portable, tasty and easy to eat on the go.  I...

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Can I share with you a slightly ridiculous story?  I was at the dentist yesterday to get an old filling replaced and the power...

Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Several years ago, my husband used to make me a strawberry smoothie every morning for breakfast.  It was routine and I loved it.  They...

Kale, Mushroom and Red Onion Pizza

Over the last few months, we have become huge fans of kale.  Before that, I honestly didn’t even know what it looked like.  Silly...

Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream Pie

This pie, no ice cream maker required, made for one amazing birthday cake.  For me.  Yes, I make my own birthday cake and I’m...

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

My husband often jokes that I’ve “ruined” our ability to be lazy and buy items from the grocery store that instead can be made...