Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas

  Buffalo Wings:  one of my guilty pleasures.  If I should find myself at a bar and they’re on the menu, I’ll order them.  In reality, I don’t visit bars very often so I get to enjoy them maybe once every two years, if that.  I can eat an entire plate of the spicy wings […]

Chicken & Mushroom Empanadas {Baked}

  I took some time off cooking and blogging last week.  I didn’t take a complete hiatus–between leisurely activities I cooked a dish or two.  I spent the day on the coast again last Thursday so I returned home with two bags of baby artichokes which lasted all of two days.  I have shared two […]

Artichoke, Cheddar, Chipotle Spread

  Nature called during the night sometime last week.  It’s not surprising considering I usually drink a full glass of milk or seltzer water before bed, you know, to wash down that little piece (or two) of chocolate that I just have to have .  I got up, reluctant to hit the pause button on […]

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

  This is a far cry from the recipe I used for years.  I was so picky, you see.  My hummus had to have just the right amount of tahini paste–too much or too little, it wouldn’t be good enough for me.  I was also somewhat of a hummus purist.  For me, there was no […]

Blueberry Breakfast Bars (No-Bake)

  If you’ve hung around me enough you will know that I’m never without a Clif bar.  In my purse, in the car and when we’re traveling, in my carry-on bag.  It is a habit I’ve picked up as a cyclist or more likely it’s as my husband says…I’m just “always hungry”.  Clif bars are […]

Sautéed Fresh Cranberry Beans with Sage and Garlic

  Do you ever get stuck in a cooking rut where you go through a phase cooking the same dishes week in, week out?  Or are you the perpetually adventurous type, always trying out a new recipe? During busy weeks I mindlessly speed shop through the market and walk out with the same staple items […]

Cranberry-Cinnamon Scones

I have been trying not to look at the calendar too much.  When I do, it sticks its tongue out at me for having fallen behind so much.  I have two days to cross things off my holiday list–there’s still hope!  My husband and I are celebrating Christmas a bit differently this year so time […]

Nutella-Orange Marmalade Palmiers

  Some of my fellow food bloggers and I got together this weekend for Sunday brunch in my home.  To say the event was a food fest is an understatement.  Creativity was the unspoken theme as my friends each presented classic buffet dishes with a tasty twist.  There were too many to name but whether […]