Skinny Gingerbread Cupcakes with Sweet Cinnamon Glaze

Skinny Gingerbread Cupcakes with Sweet Cinnamon Glaze

These cupcakes are heavenly. I got them wrong a few times – I tried them with a low-fat cream cheese frosting, which was way too …
One-Dish Dijon-Herb Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

One-Dish Dijon-Herb Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

One-dish chicken recipes are really the best of both worlds. A one-dish chicken recipe is a hearty, healthy, delicious, comforting, meal that can please …
“Cinnamon Bun” Apple Tartlets

“Cinnamon Bun” Apple Tartlets

Good news and bad. Bad News: I completely failed in my mission to create a Healthy Cinnamon Bun that still tasted like an actual …
Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I have an interesting discovery to share today: Healthy broccoli cheddar soup still tastes as rich and comforting as the classic version. …
Healthier Risotto with Shrimp, Butternut Squash, and Parmesan

Healthier Risotto with Shrimp, Butternut Squash, and Parmesan

Risotto is one of my all-time favorite dishes for all the following reasons: white rice slowly cooked in white wine, lots of butter, and …
Four-Cheese White Lasagna with Chicken and Kale

Four-Cheese White Lasagna with Chicken and Kale

I’m amazed I managed to get this lasagna on the table this past weekend, what with all the Lifetime holiday movies that were …
Skinny Sweet Potato Home Fries

Skinny Sweet Potato Home Fries

I know sweet potato casseroles – usually made with lots of butter and marshmallows – are a sugary, super sweet American classic, especially around Thanksgiving. But …
20-Minute Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Parfait

20-Minute Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Parfait

Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I get two Thanksgivings every year. We go to my family’s house for a Thanksgiving lunch in the afternoon. Then we …
7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got the Puppy (Plus Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe)

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got the Puppy (Plus Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe)

The day Chris and I picked up puppy Calvin (he was 8 weeks old and weighed in at a heartbreakingly miniature 4 pounds), we felt prepared. …
Cod Poached in Tomato Sauce with Spinach, Capers, and Pine Nuts

Cod Poached in Tomato Sauce with Spinach, Capers, and Pine Nuts

What a week. Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I spent the first part of it camped out in our finished basement, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches …
Drunken Pumpkin Chili

Drunken Pumpkin Chili

This pumpkin chili recipe is full of spicy, smoky, rich, savory, fall-inspired flavors! Healthy too (includes both ground beef and vegan options). On that …
Apple Cider-Maple Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

Apple Cider-Maple Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

Things have been crazy at work, and here’s how my days have been lately: work frantically throughout the day to complete a long …
Double Chocolate Cherry Black Forest Waffles

Double Chocolate Cherry Black Forest Waffles

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned Germany in a post before, which is odd because, of the places I’ve traveled, Germany …
Summer Veggie Pasta with Kale Pesto and Parmesan

Summer Veggie Pasta with Kale Pesto and Parmesan

I thought kale was a winter vegetable. Then I read about all the summer harvests of fresh kale in the gardening blogs I follow. …
Guacamole Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Guacamole Chicken Lettuce Wraps

My husband Chris and I have become addicted to a Mexican restaurant about 10 minutes from our house. We go mainly for one reason: the …
Corn, Feta, and Chive Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing

Corn, Feta, and Chive Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing

I met my husband Chris for lunch last week in Boston. We went to a bistro/cafe, full of gorgeous glass display cases overflowing …
Red, White, and Blue Dessert Nachos (With Fresh Berries and Coconut Cream)

Red, White, and Blue Dessert Nachos (With Fresh Berries and Coconut Cream)

Independence Day was one of my favorite holidays as a kid. If my family didn’t spend the day at the beach (on the …
Puppy’s First Taste of Summer (And a Frozen Dog Treat Recipe!)

Puppy’s First Taste of Summer (And a Frozen Dog Treat Recipe!)

Summer descended upon New England in a not-so-sweet subtle way this year. Our weather so far has alternated between 100 degree heat and humidity and …
Watermelon Basil Soda Pop

Watermelon Basil Soda Pop

My goal toward healthy, whole eating has been, at best, a daily struggle (hello irresistibly cheesy takeout pizza and Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl from …
Triple Berries and Cream Swirl Pops

Triple Berries and Cream Swirl Pops

Here’s a scene that’s played out too often in my life lately: – Arrive home from work stressed and tired. – Feel absolutely famished. – …

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