Whoopie Pies + Acid Spills (Alt. Title: Cooking is dangerous.)

I’m perusing Pinterest one evening when I find a pin for Jalapeño Cornbread Whoopie Pies with Goat Cheese and Bacon Filling. I thank Jesus that these exist somewhere on the planet.  I dream of eating making dozens of them one day. If only an occasion worthy of such culinary brilliance would arise. Then, a friend asks if I will bringContinue reading “Whoopie Pies + Acid Spills (Alt. Title: Cooking is dangerous.)”

Tastebud Tuesday: Cilantro-Lime Fish Tacos

These tacos are a family favorite. They’re really light and fresh – great for eating on the back patio as the heat starts to let up on these late summer evenings! And it’s one of the only ways my kids will HAPPILY eat fish! That’s a big win around here. Cilantro-Lime Fish Tacos w/ Black Bean +Continue reading “Tastebud Tuesday: Cilantro-Lime Fish Tacos”

Tastebud Tuesday: No-Fail Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are a staple in our house. I boil at least a dozen every week and store them in the fridge for a quick-and-easy breakfast or to chop up on a salad. Here’s my tried and true, no-fail method for perfect hard boiled eggs: No-Fail Hard Boiled Eggs 1.  Place eggs in a single layer inContinue reading “Tastebud Tuesday: No-Fail Hard Boiled Eggs”

Whole30: Day 3 (Chicken Fajitas + Chimichurri, with a side of rage)

It’s Day 3 of our Whole30 experience. I still feel the sadness and general funk of Day 1, but with a cool new layer of rage. For example, a package was delivered today – a happy event, right? Right. Until my kids grab the air-filled packing things and jump on them and I yell at the top ofContinue reading “Whole30: Day 3 (Chicken Fajitas + Chimichurri, with a side of rage)”

Tastebud Tuesday: Best Baked Oatmeal. Ever.

I had Saturday morning breakfast duty during the Uher Family Reunion last weekend. That means I was forced honored to cook breakfast for approximately thirty people. If this sounds like no big deal, you clearly do not understand the circumstances under which I cooked said meal. The kitchen was lovely and open, surrounded on twoContinue reading “Tastebud Tuesday: Best Baked Oatmeal. Ever.”

Tastebud Tuesday: Roasted Broccoli with Garlic + Parmesan

  My kids love broccoli. But even if yours don’t, you should know I’ve converted many a broccoli-hater with this creation. I don’t measure anything when I make it (which is very unlike me). I’ve tried to provide approximate measurements for my fellow Type A cooks out there. This should make enough for 6 helpings.   Roasted Broccoli with GarlicContinue reading “Tastebud Tuesday: Roasted Broccoli with Garlic + Parmesan”

Tastebud Tuesday: Goat Cheese + Balsamic Burger

It’s grilling season, y’all. That means burgers, burgers, burgers around here. I’ve been trying to ditch the carbolicious bun at least occasionally – but for me, that requires some amazing toppings. This weekend, I ate inhaled my favorite combo yet: Goat Cheese + Balsamic Burger 1 lb. ground beef 1 tomato 1 small package goat cheese 4 TbContinue reading “Tastebud Tuesday: Goat Cheese + Balsamic Burger”

Tastebud Tuesday: My Favorite Popcorn

We are currently enjoying the snowfall outside, a fire in the fireplace, and a huge bowl of freshly popped popcorn. It’s so easy, absolutely delicious, and as guilt-free as popcorn gets. My Favorite Popcorn 1/2 cup popcorn kernels 2-3 Tbs coconut oil salt to taste On high heat, melt the coconut oil in whatever youContinue reading “Tastebud Tuesday: My Favorite Popcorn”

Tastebud Tuesday: Gramma’s Granola

This granola is the key ingredient in my kids’ favorite breakfast: “Crunchies and Yogurt.” (Okay, it’s my favorite too.) Sprinkle it on some plain Greek yogurt, and then drizzle it all with a bit of maple syrup – you’ll be happy you got out of bed. Well, not if you haven’t had any coffee yet.Continue reading “Tastebud Tuesday: Gramma’s Granola”

Tastebud Tuesday: Chicken Tortellini Soup

Brrr… what a great day for a steamy bowl of hearty soup! I got this recipe from my mom, but actually hadn't made it in years – until last night. You know it's good news when everyone requests seconds and thirds! The recipe makes quite a bit, so I ended up sharing some with myContinue reading “Tastebud Tuesday: Chicken Tortellini Soup”