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make-ahead egg breakfast cups in a muffin tin - customizing with spinach, cheese and herbs baked

Egg Breakfast Cups

Egg breakfast cups that are super easy to make in a muffin pan, are great for breakfast meal-prep or simply to save some time by making ahead! You’ll love these eggs as a time-saving option for the morning and how easy they are to customize. Not sure if I’m alone here – but I have …

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A cheese ball that looks like a pine cone! This will be a hit at your party. Using rosemary sprigs and cinnamon honey roasted almonds.

Pine Cone Cheese Ball

A cheese ball that looks like a pine cone! This appetizer will be a hit at your party. Using rosemary sprigs and cinnamon honey roasted almonds. Remember those honey cinnamon roasted almonds I made? It was for this cheese ball. I saw the idea of a pine cone shaped cheese ball years ago, and I …

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cinnamon honey roasted almonds

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Honey and cinnamon roasted almonds are an easy healthy snack to make from plain almonds. Top them on salads, cheese balls, or eat them on their own! I bought a bag of plain whole almonds from Trader Joe’s recently for a cheese ball recipe test. I wasn’t super thrilled with the unsalted, normal version so …

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Vegan Carrot Hot Dogs - or Not Dogs

Make-Ahead Carrot Not-Dogs

Vegan Carrot Hot Dogs – or Not Dogs – are a veggie-centered meal, fun to cook and eat! One of my favorite things is flipping through a good cookbook. I remember when I was young spending hours looking through all my Nana’s old cookbooks. I myself have never created a cookbook (yet?) but I’m in …

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Holiday Sangria - a dry red wine winter sangria that's not too sweet, filled with fruit and is designed to make you feel cozy.

Holiday Sangria

Holiday Sangria – a dry red wine winter sangria that’s not too sweet, filled with fruit and is designed to make you feel cozy. While I love a good glass of wine, I had never taken the time to figure out how to make a good pitcher of sangria – until now!  Sangria is such …

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how to caramelize onions

How to Caramelize Onions

How to easily make caramelized onions for a sweet flavor addition to many dishes. A little time and patience is needed, but the payoff is worth it! I’ve had some misconceptions about caramelized onions – and when I finally learned how to make them, I wanted to share my tips with you! First, why make …

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Cowboy (Texas) Caviar with tortilla chips and lime

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar, also known as Texas Caviar, is a simple salsa / bean salad with a complex flavor! Black eyed peas, sweet corn, and other fresh vegetables covered with an herb-lime dressing that is hard to resist. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping, or you may be tempted to eat it straight out of the …

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Hot chocolate ice cream frozen

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream recipe with as few as 3 ingredients (plus marshmallows)! No ice cream machine needed for this no-churn recipe. When I was young(er), I always craved hot chocolate whenever it rained. It doesn’t matter if it was 100 degrees in the middle of summer, I still wanted a mug of hot cocoa …

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Caprese Pasta Salad - Tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, balsamic and olive oil on pasta

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad – super simple dish that can be eaten as a whole meal or a side. Fresh tomatoes and basil make this an excellent summer pasta salad for picnics, potlucks and family dinners! You guys LOVE my chopped caprese salad recipe, so here’s another way to enjoy it in pasta form! This can be …

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