Side Dishes & Salads

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

I love to come up with new pasta salad recipes during the summer, and this one is definitely a new favorite for me.  It comes together in about 15 minutes, and it is so tasty and delicious. It combines salted orzo pasta with Greek ingredients like cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta, some chicken,… Continue reading Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

cookies · Healthy and Delicious

Healthy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

“May 1st” has been a big thing at my house lately.  Something uttered daily, in fact.  You see, my sister is getting married in Hawaii in September.  I am maid-of-honor and there will be hundreds of photos taken of me, and I refuse to be fat. That said, I don’t like to torture myself by… Continue reading Healthy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

bars · Desserts

Chocolate and Coconut Macaroon Bars

This is me every time somebody (namely, my husband) says they don’t like coconut: I was really desperate for some coconut macaroons tonight.  I’m not sure why.  Sometimes the mood just strikes.  I keep the two essential ingredients for macaroons (coconut and eggs) on hand at all times for just this reason. I decided to… Continue reading Chocolate and Coconut Macaroon Bars

banana recipes · Breads

Pumpkin Banana Bread

I am a big banana bread person.  I love it.  I don’t get depressed when I see the bananas I bought earlier in the week slowly browning and rotting away.  I get excited, because it means I’ll get to make some banana bread or banana muffins or something. I have a whole category on this… Continue reading Pumpkin Banana Bread


Baked Glazed Funfetti Donuts

Ladies and gents, I am sick.  Or, I should say, I have a man cold. Anybody who has ever lived under the same roof as a man knows what a man-cold is.  But just in case you don’t, it’s a common, crappy, every day cold that knocks you flat on your butt and makes you… Continue reading Baked Glazed Funfetti Donuts

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast

Petite Maple Glazed Scones

Oh, this is bad.  This is very, very bad. I’ve found a new, non-deep fried breakfast item to slather with maple bar glaze. I even made it “petite.”  When something is titled “petite” I always feel like I can have more than one. These buttery, airy, delicate scones are baked to golden perfection and then… Continue reading Petite Maple Glazed Scones