Snacks

Grandma Birdie’s Blondies

Grandma Birdie’s Blondies

With springtime in bloom, I realize people are probably craving summer-fitness foods more than sweet-tooth snacks, but I recently received a recipe that apparently was my grandmothers. My grandma Birdie apparently made really awesome blondies, so good in fact that my mom and my aunt […]

Chickpea Chicken & Buffalo-Honey-Mustard

Chickpea Chicken & Buffalo-Honey-Mustard

You may know by now that I am a personal chef, which means I cook for a lot of clients, in various homes, all with different dietary goals or preferences. Recently, a client introduced me to a new product she found that would hopefully help […]

Chocolate Cups with Peanut Butter and Marshmallows

Chocolate Cups with Peanut Butter and Marshmallows

Recently, I saw a video posted on Instagram by Pinch of Yum for really-easy-looking homemade chocolate cups with peanut butter. I was instantly intrigued. Immediately I thought of a client of mine who I try to make treats for every now and then, but the […]

Crispy Rice Squares

Crispy Rice Squares

Recently, I saw a post on a fellow food bloggers Instagram page for crispy rice balls. Hee Jee, of White Blank Space, called the cute little triangles “onigiri” and I knew immediately that I would love them. When I was young, I traveled to Asia […]

Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle

Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle

I realize I include the word “easy” in many of my baking or pastry recipe posts. I think because for me personally, if it’s not easy, I might not bother with it. And, usually by the time I’ve perfected my recipe, I have made it […]

Cheesy Baked Zucchini Balls

Cheesy Baked Zucchini Balls

Zucchini is one of those vegetables that I really love. I’m always surprised when I think about this though because zucchini must be one of the most plain vegetables around. Don’t you agree? So, why then do I love it so much? Well, I think […]

Easy Blueberry Bread

Easy Blueberry Bread

What’s better than fresh blueberries enjoyed in the warm, long days of summer? Enjoying those very same blueberries right out of the freezer in the short, chilly days of winter! That’s what inspired this recipe, in fact. Finding my stash of summer blueberries in my […]

Beet Madeleines

Beet Madeleines

Confession time! A few years ago I worked at Williams Sonoma as a culinary instructor. This meant I would teach classes, and sometimes cook things for demonstration to serve guests as they shopped around the store. The day I remember most vividly was the day […]

Roasted Garlic White Queso Dip

Roasted Garlic White Queso Dip

With the big football game coming up, I knew I had to share my warm Roasted Garlic White Queso Dip recipe with you. Perfect timing, no? I won’t even say how much I love chips and dip, cuz’ y’all know that already! But, I will […]

11 Healthy Snack Recipes

11 Healthy Snack Recipes

As follow up to this recent post about the challenges of healthy snacking, I decided to round up some more nutritious recipes to help us all satisfy those pesky snack cravings. I called on some fellow food-blogger friends and asked them to share their favorite […]