Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Cream

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Cream

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved tropical-flavored sweet things. Pina coladas, caramelized bananas on pancakes, coconut milk smoothies, pineapple upside-down …
Greek Tomato-Feta Quinoa Salad

Greek Tomato-Feta Quinoa Salad

Lately, Chris and I can’t get enough of those Greek-style pasta salads they sell at the grocery deli. All those bright, crisp …
Peach Crostini with Whipped Feta and Honey Balsamic

Peach Crostini with Whipped Feta and Honey Balsamic

A few years ago, I decided to take a risk and try something that sounded a little unusual at the time: a watermelon feta …
Whipped Feta and Herb Dip

Whipped Feta and Herb Dip

Here are my two main highlights of last weekend: Highlight #1: I discovered that whipped feta cheese makes a very tasty, very easy snack. I …
Peach Mango White Iced Tea

Peach Mango White Iced Tea

I just can’t get enough of fresh summer peaches these days. Right now, peaches are at the peak of their season, at the …
Skinny Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Skinny Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

So, summer in Boston. It’s been raining here. For about one month. Those days when it hasn’t rained, it’s been so …
Avocado-Cucumber Salad with Carrot-Sesame Dressing

Avocado-Cucumber Salad with Carrot-Sesame Dressing

Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I have a Japanese restaurant in our neighborhood that we love. It’s small and the owners are very friendly. Decorated with …
Southwest Salmon with Black Bean-Corn Salsa

Southwest Salmon with Black Bean-Corn Salsa

So I was looking over my Pinterest board. Again. For the third time today. Oh Pinterest. The minutes I’ve devoted to you here …
Easy Grilled Chive Oil Potato Packets

Easy Grilled Chive Oil Potato Packets

This recipe requires all of three ingredients (plus salt and pepper). Potatoes. Olive Oil. Chives. Sounds kind of plain. Sounds awfully simple. But something …
Grilled Chicken Caesar Skewers with Kale Pesto

Grilled Chicken Caesar Skewers with Kale Pesto

Independence Day was one of my favorites as a kid (swimming all day! parties! staying up extra late for fireworks!) So I tend to …
Star-Spangled Lemon Whoopie Pies with Berries and Cream

Star-Spangled Lemon Whoopie Pies with Berries and Cream

I’m a born-and-raised New Englander, so I’ve been eating (and loving) whoopie pies for as long as I can remember. But I …
15-Minute Cherry Barbecue Sauce

15-Minute Cherry Barbecue Sauce

In the past, when I wanted to throw together a quick summer dinner, I’d rely on grilled meat with a packaged, processed barbecue …
Summer Berry Avocado Salad with Mango Vinaigrette

Summer Berry Avocado Salad with Mango Vinaigrette

I’m loving this fresh berry and avocado salad lately. It’s super nutritious but also tastes heavenly, with rich and creamy avocado, plus …
Summer Grilled Coconut-Lime White Fish Packets

Summer Grilled Coconut-Lime White Fish Packets

I guess it’s not officially summer yet, but lately Chris and I have been living like it is. The weather’s …
Asparagus, Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Asparagus, Bacon and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Oh, the sweet, breezy, untroubled Saturday Morning. When it’s the sun that finally coaxes you awake (no need for that jarring cell phone …
Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan Bites

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan Bites

There have been recipes that I’ve carefully planned, tweaked and experimented with, and failed – time and time again – to get right. So frustrating. …
Happy Birthday Puppy! Easy Peanut Butter Cupcakes for Dogs

Happy Birthday Puppy! Easy Peanut Butter Cupcakes for Dogs

Calvin is now officially one year of age so I really wanted to do something special and bake up a homemade dog cupcake recipe. (…
Easy Quinoa Cheddar Bake with Chicken and Broccoli

Easy Quinoa Cheddar Bake with Chicken and Broccoli

I think nearly every American is well acquainted with this dish: the Baked Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole. Featuring plenty of white rice and …
Skinny “Overloaded” Potato Skins

Skinny “Overloaded” Potato Skins

Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I sometimes place an order for “Outrageous Potato Skins” from a nearby chain restaurant. They’re made of crispy fried potatoes, cheese, …
Healthier Pasta Bolognese

Healthier Pasta Bolognese

After learning we’ll probably get another foot of snow this weekend (after already receiving 2+ feet of snow this month), I knew it was …

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