cookies · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Molasses Mummy Cookies

Remember those old Mother’s frosted molasses cookies? That’s what these adorable cookies taste like. My kids love them so much, and they’re so cute and festive. I use this same cookie and icing recipe for my “gingerbread men” during the holidays. They’re so yummy and soft and have no ginger, which seems to make my… Continue reading Molasses Mummy Cookies

Desserts

Homemade Tiramisu {without lady fingers}

Whenever I hear the words “tiramisu,” I think of the scene in Sleepless in Seattle when Tom Hanks and Rob Reiner are walking through Pike Place Market discussing dating. “Tiramisu”“What is Tiramisu?”“You’ll find out.”“Well, what is it?”“You’ll see.”“Some woman is going to want me to do it to her, and I’m not gonna know what… Continue reading Homemade Tiramisu {without lady fingers}

Dinners

Creamy Garlic Herb Mushroom Pasta

Going to go out on a limb and say this is the best vegetarian dinner I’ve ever made. It is perfectly seasoned just as written, the mushrooms are so meaty and delicious that you don’t even miss the meat, and a small bowl fills you up to the brim. Recipe slightly adapted from Pinch of… Continue reading Creamy Garlic Herb Mushroom Pasta

Dinners · Soups

Cabbage Roll Soup

Oh, joy, fall is here and that means it’s soup season. I always try to try at least a few new soup recipes to add to my rotation every year, and today I’m tried this cabbage roll soup recipe and it’s definitely a winner. Instead of tediously rolling cabbage rolls (I’ve done this more times… Continue reading Cabbage Roll Soup

bars · Cakes and Cupcakes · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Apple Maple Sheet Cake

2020– what a time to be alive, huh? Since Coronavirus, killer hornets, hurricanes, social unrest, and virtual school aren’t enough, the west coast of the country is on fire. We’re not literally on fire here in Seattle, but the skies are full of thick, fog-like smoke, and have been for the last several days. We… Continue reading Apple Maple Sheet Cake

Side Dishes & Salads

Baby Greens Salad with Strawberries and Mandarins

Well guys, this is just one of the best salads I’ve ever taste. Sweet, tangy homemade dressing that comes together in a moment, with simple ingredients. It’s a lot like a traditional poppyseed dressing (without the poppyseeds.) Throw in some strawberries, mandarin oranges, sliced red onions, feta cheese, and candied pecans and you have yourself… Continue reading Baby Greens Salad with Strawberries and Mandarins

Healthy and Delicious · Side Dishes & Salads

Pesto & Arugula Pasta Salad

Did I tell you guys that my husband has gone vegetarian? Sorry– “pescatarian.” He still eats fish. But since last July, not a single piece of meat has graced his mouth. I’m not a huge meat eater, but it’s still been an adjustment to come up with dinners and especially side dishes for parties that… Continue reading Pesto & Arugula Pasta Salad