favor-“ette”: a meatball tip

easy perfect meatballs

April 28th, 2016

You are going to LOVE this tip for easy, perfect (mess-free!) meatballs!


shortcuts: 4-ingredient ravioli bake

4 ingredient ravioli bake

April 5th, 2016

It simply does not get any easier (or more delicious) than this 4-ingredient ravioli bake!


shortcuts: fried ravioli caprese stacks

shortcuts: fried ravioli caprese stacks

March 29th, 2016

Fried ravioli caprese stacks are an easy, do-ahead snack, starter or light entree!


dinner irl: pineapple roasted chicken

dinner irl: pineapple roasted chicken

January 12th, 2016

Pineapple roasted chicken is a quick and easy “one-pan” meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight!


“dinner irl”: a new series!

"dinner irl": a new series!

December 15th, 2015

New series – “Dinner IRL” – real dinners, real fast, real good. First up? Mediterranean chicken with rice pilaf!


my go-to winter/holiday/pot luck meal! (sponsored)

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December 1st, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias If life is crazy – every day, all the time – then I don’t even know how to describe the holiday season. It’s not so much that my day-to-day changes that much (thank goodness). But. There is […]


“keen” on quinoa: stuffed peppers

"keen" on quinoa: stuffed peppers

March 20th, 2015

See? I told you I would use it cooked! I’d never made stuffed peppers before, though they’ve always held an appeal to me – for presentation value alone they seemed worth a try. And then I came across this recipe – using not only quinoa (cooked!), but beans, corn, cheeses and lots of spices – […]


“keen” on quinoa – a mini series!

"keen" on quinoa - a mini series!

March 6th, 2015

Okay – I’m really not “keen” on quinoa. In fact, I really don’t like it at all (but I liked the title, so there’s that). I’ve noticed an alarming trend happening in my kitchen these days – that is, the accumulation of what I call “one-off” ingredients. These are ingredients that I buy for a […]


happy new year – let’s eat!

happy new year - let's eat!

January 6th, 2015

Happy New Year all! Hope your holidays were fabulous, spent doing things you love with those you love most. We had a busy and fun break #sixteendaysofnoschool. There were LOTS of movies – both the child and grown-up variety. Highlights for me were “Song of the Sea” (gorgeous animation and a refreshing break from the […]


d.i.y.: pies ‘n thighs chicken biscuits!

pies n thighs chicken biscuits

October 16th, 2014

So remember the grated butter tip from a few weeks back? Well here are those biscuits I promised! The how-to is on Babble right now and you are going to LOVE it! There’s also a recipe for Pies N Thighs best-fried-chicken ever, and a honey butter you’ll want to slather on everything…… Later this month […]