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Easy Coconut Macaroons

These easy coconut macaroons are the perfect bite sized treats Spring or Easter celebration. Made with coconut, egg whites, lemon zest, and sugar. Continue

Chocolate Egg Nests

This easy chocolate egg nest recipe is a cinch to make and easy enough for children to help. Continue

Easy Italian Cheesecake Recipe

Made with cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, this cheesecake is rich, dense, and creamy with less calories and fat than traditional cheesecake. Continue

Slow-Cooker Irish Beef Stew Recipe

For some people St. Patrick’s Day is one big Irish holiday celebration. But in our family St. Patrick’s Day is all about looking for lucky shamrocks and trapping a leprechaun, a mischievous fairy-elf type creature from Irish folklore. My kids have heard many stories about pots of gold at the ends of rainbows and if they can trap a leprechaun, there is a good chance they might find enough gold to pay their way through college. Gold is currently valued at over $1100 an ounce! Just last night both my […]


5-Ingredients Orange Cashew Butter Cookies

With the only the hum of the refrigerator to keep me company, it doesn’t take much more than staring out the window to inspire me to bake cookies.  Unlike the never-ending winter the East Coast is having, here in Seattle we are enjoying more mild temperatures and blue skies.  We’re already starting to see cherry blossoms dotting trees everywhere, and daffodils starting to come up around our boxwood hedge.  I love this time of year with all of the signs of new life. Spring has a way of inspiring creativity […]

Baked Maple Dijon Salmon

Have you ever been stuck in a cooking rut? I have. Nearly every week I will cook one of my go-to dishes. Cooking those dishes is like wearing my favorite sweatshirt – worn, but comforting and dependable. Nothing wrong with eating the tried and true familiar dishes, but sometimes it’s nice to change it up. For me, cooking can feel like a chore when I’ve run out of ideas or feel a little burned out. For some people that feel uninspired, cooking becomes a routine that is best left to […]

Thai Shrimp Pizza Recipe

When Albert Einstein coined the definition of insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” he might have been referring to the challenges of feeding his kids. I feel like I’m going insane when I try to introduce a variety of great foods to them, but they want the same predictable things over and over. Okay, maybe Einstein didn’t struggle with picky eaters but I sure do. A great hope I have for my children is that they will become lovers of a wide […]

Bacon Mushroom Mac and Cheese

With so many people expressing their love for one another through decadent chocolate desserts this Valentine’s Day weekend, I decided I would express mine with something a little different: cheese.  This year I am breaking tradition and will be making a creamy and indulgent homemade mac and cheese recipe that includes a nice white cheddar cheese topped with bacon crumbles and sautéed mushrooms.  For my Valentine and I this year it will be all about this comfort food that we both enjoy so much. What better way to enjoy a […]

Sweet Strawberry & Rhubarb Pie

In my opinion, baking for someone is just about one of the purest expressions of love out there. It requires that you give time, patience and care, all so that your loved ones can enjoy a special treat. And while creme brûlée is elegant, and towering cakes are grand and imposing, there’s something down right home-y and comforting about a pie, like a warm hug from a good friend. Lots of people are intimidated by pie crust, and while it does take some time to do it right, it’s not […]

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