pear & gorgonzola tarts

pear & gorgonzola tarts

looking for an easy, yummy starter or brunch item? this pulls together a couple commonly paired ingredients: pear, gorgonzola and honey. it’s easy enough to put together at a friends or just before your friends/guests come over. hope you enjoy! ___________________________ pear & gorgonzola tart make 18 tarts ingredients 2 sheets of puff pastry, thawed … Continue reading

pumpkin scones with cinnamon maple glaze

pumpkin scones with cinnamon maple glaze

with an office that has a healthy addiction to trying out new foods, there are often opportunities to have a themed throwdown. with halloween and thanksgiving on the horizon, we had a pumpkin throwdown (not literal) where each participant brought in something that incorporated pumpkin. there was pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin chili, pumpkin hummus, pumpkin … Continue reading

sloppiest joe

sloppiest joe

my favorite sloppy joe comes from DC’s famous ted’s bulletin in capitol hill (with a new location on 14th street northwest). it’s sweet and tangy, and this recipe from pioneer woman ree drummond recreates it perfectly. while it seems like a lot of ingredients, it’s a fairly simple recipe. the key to a perfect sloppy … Continue reading

zucchini pesto pasta

zucchini pesto pasta

so healthy and the fastest meal you’ll make this week. just be careful of your fingers! using a mandolin slicer, i turned a zucchini into thin, pasta-like noodles that can be either eaten raw or cooked. i opted for a quick pan saute to warm through all the ingredients. if you are more ambitious, feel free to … Continue reading

honey butter

honey butter

one of the easiest, yet classiest, condiment you can make. butter is yummy. honey is yummy. why not mix ’em up and create the yummiest? great on a toasted english muffin or warm banana bread, this is a great thing to make and keep in an airtight jar in the fridge. want to take it … Continue reading

banana bread

banana bread

since it takes me ages to get ready, it’s nice to have a go-to snack for breakfast. banana bread has been one of my favorite breakfast or tea-time snacks since i was a kid. paired with honey butter, it’s heaven. it lasts for a couple days but is best fresh out of the oven. instead … Continue reading

artichoke dip

artichoke dip

if you live in the south and anywhere near a publix, then disregard this post because their deli makes the best. it’s one of my favorite snacks when i cross the mason-dixon line. if you are no so lucky, like myself, and have to make it from scratch, this is a great, easy recipe! sunday snack … Continue reading

baked eggs and chorizo hash

baked eggs and chorizo hash

brunch for a bunch. hosting a crowd at brunch or breakfast? this hearty, spicy breakfast bake is a great way to go! it’s pretty easy with relatively few ingredients. the original recipe from food & wine called for yukon potatoes cooked and cut up, but i decided to make it more of a hash with … Continue reading

shrimp & grits

shrimp & grits

a southern staple. the item on the menu i can never say no to. easy as pie. that’s right. it’s shrimp & grits. gluten free & glorious. while not heavy on the veggies, shrimp and grits are delicious and pretty easy to whip up with few ingredients. it’s great for a crowd since you can … Continue reading

tomato & beet ‘caprese’

tomato & beet ‘caprese’

beets are the best. they pair well in salads with avocado, tomatoes, goat cheese, walnuts, all different lettuces. i love them on sandwiches, too! very versatile. typically, i buy them all-ready to use, not raw. otherwise, you have to roast them and peel off the skin which is messy work. beet juice can easily dye your hands, … Continue reading