Appetizers and Dips

Whipped Feta Dip

My Aunt and Uncle have a house with a dock on Lake Washington, and every summer, they generously host us for “dock days” where they take us boating, tubing, water skiing, and where we jump off the dock into the clean, cool water and swim (and jump on the water trampoline) to our hearts’ content.… Continue reading Whipped Feta Dip

cookies · Desserts

Momofuku’s Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies

 A bowl of cereal, a s’more, and a cookie, all rolled into one- that’s the way Martha Stewart herself describes the famous cookies from Momofuku’s Milk Bar Bakery.  And that’s exactly what they are. My husband came home from work last week describing this cookie, and we immediately started googling.  We found so many different… Continue reading Momofuku’s Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies

Desserts · pies

Shannon’s Lemon Pie

This is my absolute favorite lemon pie.  It trumps lemon meringue and even my shortbread lemon tart.  It’s a combo of my favorite key lime pie recipe and the lemon pie recipes that are so readily available everywhere you look. The star of this pie is definitely the graham cracker crust.  Buttery, sweet, a tiny… Continue reading Shannon’s Lemon Pie

Healthy and Delicious · Side Dishes & Salads

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Imagine being 37 years old and finding out you had been cooking broccoli wrong your entire life.  Imagine you’d been steaming it for the last 20 years, only to discover that roasting it tasted better, AND was easier.  This is particularly egregious if broccoli is the only vegetable that every single person in your family… Continue reading Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

I wanted to try something fun and new for my Father-in-law’s 70th birthday party last weekend.  I was pretty proud of my cake, but in spite of it’s outward appearance, the inside of this guy was chocolate cake with chocolate filling, and I wanted to also do something white. I ended up deciding on some… Continue reading Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

banana recipes · Desserts

Browned Butter Maple Banana Blondies

You guys, these blondies are the bomb.  Picture a piece banana bread, but with more depth of flavor, more bananas, and the amazing maple-ish flavor of brown butter, but with the fudgy texture of a brownie, topped with an amazing maple brown sugar frosting. We should be browning butter in everything we make y’all.  Definitely… Continue reading Browned Butter Maple Banana Blondies

cookies · Desserts

The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on the Face of the Earth

So, I’ve made thousands of oatmeal raisin cookies, using at least a dozen different recipes in my lifetime, and I finally found it.  Or, more accurately, my sister found it. The holy grail of oatmeal raisin cookie recipes. She brought these on our camping trip last week and they were the most amazing oatmeal raisin… Continue reading The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on the Face of the Earth