Tip for Halving Foods Quickly

halving tip

This is really not a new tip. But, just to be on the safe side I wanted to share it. In case you've been in a cave or something.   If you've got a recipe that calls for grapes or cherry tomatoes to be halved, you need this tip. Sure you can do each one individually, but I've got better things to do. Like try those new Oreos that have pop rocks in the filling. I tried to get my husband to buy me some, but he wouldn't commit.  So I guess I have to do the dirty work myself. Back to … [Read more...]

Brown Butter Cakes

Brown Butter Cakes

Brown butter cakes are one of my favorite desserts ever! They are not like other cake. I found this recipe in a magazine a very long time ago. I don't know why I was so drawn to it, but I went home and made it that day. The little cakes were amazing!  Browning the butter gives it a nutty goodness. The brown butter cakes also have almond flour. Which rounds out the flavor. Using just egg whites gives the cakes a little bit of a pleasant chewy texture, with a slightly crisp exterior. … [Read more...]

Rosemary Bacon Penne Pasta

rosemary penne

Here is a great weeknight recipe that tastes fancy enough to be a weekend recipe. Rosemary bacon penne pasta. Fragrant rosemary and savory, salty bacon make this pasta a grand slam. This recipe can be done in around 30 minutes, with little forethought, which is my kind of recipe! This recipe came from my Sister in Law and it's one of our faves.  It uses jarred marinara sauce that is jazzed up with some simple ingredients.  You can add the zucchini or leave it out. But I'm … [Read more...]

Teachers Are Super Hero Cookies

Teachers are Super Heroes cookies

It's just about time for Teacher Appreciation Week. And if you can read this, then you should be thanking a teacher. Teacher Appreciation Week is usually the first full week of May.  It's a time we get to say "thank you" for putting up with my child who comes to school with bright orange gym shorts layered over green plaid pajama bottoms. My child who says, "I know." whenever you are giving instructions (then demonstrates that, in fact, she doesn't KNOW and should never say that!!!) … [Read more...]

Lemon Oat Bars

Lemon oat bars

I love a good lemon dessert.  Who doesn't? And I love lemon bars. Who doesn't? These lemon oat bars are like a lemon bar crossed with an oatmeal cookie. A  twist on the lemon bar with some texture. You use oatmeal to make the crust instead of a classic shortbread type crust. Then you top the lemon filling with a little of the oatmeal cookie crust and it gives a crunchy texture to the top. Yum! My friend Emmy brought these into work one day. They were divine! I got the … [Read more...]