Breads · Breakfast

Mom’s Zucchini Bread

Tis the season for zucchini! I have been making this recipe for years.  Back in the day, when I was in human resources, and not in the business of wiping noses and changing diapers, I used to make it all the time in the summer and bring it in for my co-workers.  They loved it.… Continue reading Mom’s Zucchini Bread

cookies · Desserts

Simple and Delicious Coconut Macaroons

Do you have any honorary family members?  You know, people who are not actually related to you by blood, but who grew up with you and attended all of your family functions, etc.?  I have two such people, and my siblings and cousins and I call them our “fake cousins.”  Lauren and Leiya are the… Continue reading Simple and Delicious Coconut Macaroons

Breakfast · christmas

Apple Cinnamon Danish Braid

I got the idea for this recipe off Pinterest, and was drawn to it not only because it looked absolutely delicious, but because the original poster, Barbara Bakes, had it shaped like a Candy Cane.  It looked like the perfect Christmas morning breakfast, but of course, I couldn’t wait the 5 months till Christmas (that’s… Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Danish Braid

Dinners · Soups

Cream of Broccoli Soup

As a general rule, unless it’s Chicken Noodle, if my husband arrives home to find soup for dinner, there is some grumbling.  Unfortunately for him, I love a hot bowl of soup with a crusty piece of French bread any day of the week, and I’m the chef. Broccoli was on sale today, and so… Continue reading Cream of Broccoli Soup

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast

Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Is there such thing as a chocolate muffin? Or is it just a cupcake without frosting, operating incognito? Today, I will weigh in on this hotly contested debate and say this: I believe in the chocolate muffin. First, I believe in the need frosting in order to qualify as a cupcake.  I also believe in… Continue reading Double Chocolate Chunk Muffins

chicken · Dinners

Greek Chicken Gyros

Greek Chicken Gyros The reason you get a crappy phone picture of these gyros instead of an actual good one is because they looked so freaking good I didn’t have the patience to stage a photo shoot. I just wanted to eat them. I could not believe how simple and easy this recipe was and… Continue reading Greek Chicken Gyros

bars · chocolate · cookies


Caramelitas My husband is the hunkiest man I know.  He is a great cook. He hunts for our children during hide and seek with the kind of enthusiasm and glee usually reserved for 5 year olds.  He watches The Bachelor with me and engages in conversation about why so and so should and shouldn’t be… Continue reading Caramelitas