bars · brownies · Cakes and Cupcakes

Lunch Lady Brownies

Remember how great the school cafeteria food was when you were a kid?  I remember begging, begging my parents to let me buy lunch.  They were almost always like “No! You aren’t eating that crap!” but every once in a while their resistance would fade and in the face of their pleading 8 year old,… Continue reading Lunch Lady Brownies

Dinners · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · Healthy and Delicious · Soups

Winter White Root Vegetable Soup

This soup is one of my all time favorite soup recipes.  It only takes 30 minutes to make, it’s healthy, delicious, and hearty, and it just screams “FALL!” “WINTER!” to me when I eat it.  This soup is cozy. I got this recipe from my Aunt, so I’m not sure what magazine or cook book it came… Continue reading Winter White Root Vegetable Soup

Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Plum Upside Down Cake

Oh my gosh you guys. I am obsessed with this cake.  Obsessed. My sweet neighbor, Amanda, brought me over a giant bag of plums this week.  Giant.  This sweet, delicious fruit is amazing to just eat fresh, but she brought me so many, I thought “I better find something to bake with these! I found… Continue reading Plum Upside Down Cake

brownies · chocolate · Healthy and Delicious

Zucchini Brownies

Confession: I am so hard off the Whole30 it isn’t even funny.  Like, the Whole30 is here: x and then there are infinity spaces, and then I am here: x. This weekend I ate my weight in zucchini brownies. I threw them together on Friday night.  I just had a craving for chocolate and these… Continue reading Zucchini Brownies

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Easy Homemade Blackberry Pie

Anybody who know me will attest- I am not what you would call outdoorsy.  In fact, I’m pretty much the opposite.  I don’t go camping where they don’t have toilets, hiking is my idea of hell, and I do not enjoy being sticky, dirty, and sweaty, I do not like bugs.  Hanging out on a… Continue reading Easy Homemade Blackberry Pie

Appetizers and Dips

Fire Crackerz (for FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!)

Well everyone, it’s officially football season, and I am looking forward to cheering my Seahawks on to another Superbowl this year.  I’m also looking forward to watching my boyfriend, Pete Carroll on television for 3 hours every Sunday. (It’s okay to have a big crush on the coach as long as that isn’t the reason… Continue reading Fire Crackerz (for FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!)


Maple and Salted Almond Ice Cream

A few years ago, I just had to have an ice cream maker.  Had to.  I had memories of the homemade strawberry ice cream my parents used to make (in the old time ice cream makers with the rock salt) and pictured myself lazing away the summer months with my kids making hundreds of different… Continue reading Maple and Salted Almond Ice Cream