Tag Archive: Cooking

Savory Garlic Green Beans

A lot of the time I’m asked if this is purely a dessert blog. It’s not, but I can see where the confusion comes from between brownies and bark and cookies. Desserts are just easier to photograph. You don’t have to worry about them cooling too much. You can even wait a whole day before…

5 Vegetarian Super Bowl Dip Recipes

This weekend might be the biggest weekend for football, but it’s also the biggest weekend for dips. As a vegetarian I usually live off of nachos whenever I’m at a party or sports bar. I could never get tired of spicy salsa and creamy guacamole, but making your own dips always tastes better than buying…

4 Healthy New Year’s Recipes

New Year’s resolutions are hard. It’s easy to shoot to high and make resolutions impossible to keep up with; the best kind are little changes you can work into your everyday routine and maintain without even thinking about it. I didn’t make a food or fitness resolution this year. Mine is to get whiter teeth,…

12 Months Of Recipes: 2013

“Oh God, not another list!” is admittedly what I think whenever someone posts one of these year-end roundups. Bear with me if you feel the same. Last year I had gone through all my posts from 2012 and picked my favorites from each month. I liked the idea a lot and wanted to do it…

Hot Amaretto Mochas

I’ve gone through stages of coffee drinking. First was the “decaf black coffee is the way to go.” Then came the “I don’t drink coffee, just tea,”  followed by “I only drink coffee when my coworkers do.” Now comes the “I’ll drink coffee when you put Bailey’s in it” time of year. This drink is…

Homemade Buckeyes Recipe

As fun as it is to try new recipes and explore new flavors, some recipes you inevitably come back to season after season, year after year. Last week I made these buckeyes for a holiday party, only to realize I did the same exact thing last year. Desserts like this are just too easy not…

Gluten-Free Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Oatmeal

Breakfast is always my laziest meal of the day. More often than not I won’t spend more than 5 minutes getting it ready and spend another 5 eating it. When I had to go without a microwave for a couple weeks last month it forced me out of my instant-microwaved oatmeal rut. Even still most…

8 Healthier Thanksgiving Side Dishes

It’s already November and Thanksgiving is quickly creeping up. Not quite as quickly as I thought evidently with my bus tickets booked for the wrong weekend, but quickly nevertheless. I’m not someone who thinks eating healthy during the holidays has to be tough, especially if you’re the chef. It’s all about finding and making recipes…

Savory Cinnamon Rice and Chickpeas

I love cinnamon in just about any dessert this time of year, or sprinkled on top of coffee or into yogurt. But it’s not used as much in savory dishes as it should be. Just a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg make simple rice into a perfect seasonally spiced rice pilaf. You’ll be surprised…

Thai Reese’s Puffs Peanut Butter Sauce

When I was at the Wine & Food festival, I was lucky enough to meet Justin Warner after his demo. Justin has made a number of sweet and savory recipes for General Mills using their Big G cereals in unexpected ways(here’s the blog post featuring those). Jason from General Mills sent me some of their…

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