Category: Food

Springtime Flower Cookies

There is nothing I love more than baking with my children.  My daughter especially loves it, although that may have something to do with the amount of cookie dough she gets to eat!   She found this recipe in one of our old issues of Family Fun magazine.   The lifesavers in the center of

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White Chocolate and Vanilla Mini-Cupcakes

There’s just something about cupcakes!  Who doesn’t love them?  Maybe it’s the sweet frosting or the pretty decorations, but cupcakes always make people smile – especially children.  That’s my husband and daughter enjoying a cupcake on her birthday last year.  🙂  Check out these cupcakes my hubby brought back from Georgetown Cupcakes in Washington, D.C.

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Lemon-Rosemary Scones

Scones are one of my favorite breakfast foods!  I really only make them for special occasions, since most scone recipes call for butter and heavy cream.  However, I have found that it is easy to experiment and use other healthy ingredients like whole wheat flour to make them a little better for you.    This

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Blueberry Lemon Thyme Smoothie

  Spring has sprung!  It was a looong winter here and I am so ready for warm weather, aren’t you?  Light and refreshing, the combination of lemon zest and fresh thyme with blueberries make this smoothie perfect for spring.  I’m so glad our thyme survived the winter – although herbs in a smoothie may sound

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Homemade Maple Granola

It’s maple time!  When I was in college my friends and I went to the Whitetop Mountain Maple Festival.  It was always held the last Saturday in March, and I think we were more excited about the pancake breakfast than anything else, to be honest. The pancakes were topped with the most delicious genuine maple

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Coconut Red-Lentil Curry

When my husband and I lived in Atlanta, we were lucky to be surrounded by many amazing restaurants. One of our favorites was a Thai restaurant in Virginia Highlands.  I usually got the Pad Thai, and my husband, who loves hot food, always ordered something that was extra spicy. During one particular meal, I don’t

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Pull-Apart Irish Soda Bread

So, we’ve had some crazy weather around here this week – almost 70º a couple of days ago and yesterday we woke up to snow!  I sure hope spring is right around the corner.  If it’s not I may have to crawl into a hole and hibernate! I love making foods that are unique to

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Andes Mint Chocolate Brownies

What do you do with a partial bag of leftover Andes mints?  Make brownies!      These brownies are super moist and fudgy.  I adapted the recipe for Best-Ever Fudgy Brownies from Chocolate & Vanilla by Gale Gand.  I topped them with mint frosting and chocolate glaze, and sprinkled Andes mints on top. They make the perfect

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Oven Baked Beignets

Although I have never been to New Orleans, I would love to go.  I already have it all planned out in my mind: my first visit would be to Café du Monde for some beignets and café au lait! The first time I made beignets, it involved lots of oil and lots of frying.  In

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Breakfast Bulgur Wheat with Poached Mixed Berries

Breakfast is, hands down, my favorite meal of the day.  I almost always eat a warm bowl of oatmeal topped with cinnamon, walnuts, bananas, and blueberries.  I’ve had that nearly every morning for breakfast for years, and somehow I never tire of it.  However, recently I felt like I should branch out and try something

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