I am way, way too excited about this foolproof way to make sure everyone gets their fair share of fruit in every single glass of sangria. Bonus: this method is perfect for parties (it doesn’t get much easier for the host or hostess). Double bonus: it’s freakin’ delicious, of course, because it’s sangria. In a jar!Read More
This pasta dish has been on my mind for some time. And, yeah, it’s been in my stomach more than a few times, too. First, I had to get the recipe just right. Then, I had a heckuva time getting decent photos of the stuff, so I had to keep making it. Over and over and over.Read More
Thank freakin’ goodness. It’s spring! I’m feeling it. Easter is less than a week away, crocuses are already just about done blooming, daffs are due to show their sunny faces any day now, and perfectly green, fresh asparagus is in the market.Read More
Say what? It’s Pancake Day?! That screeching sound you hear would be the brakes I just put on my grilled pizza post, the one I told you yesterday that I was going to share today. I’ll save that one for tomorrow. Today, I must observe Pancake Day. Tomorrow will be about the pizza.
I hope that’s okay. Pancakes are always okay though, right?!Read More
Though we’re huge fans of the salad I’m sharing with you today (mine without shrimp, his with), overall, we’re not much for seafood in our family. My guy just generally doesn’t love it, and for me, fish and its brethren went out the door many years ago when I became a vegetarian.Read More
Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite healthy snack, edamame with citrus salt. Edamame with citrus salt, meet reader. Just so you know, edamame, reader might want to eat you.Read More
So, zucchini fries. Not a new concept in the blogosphere and beyond, but something that flew under my radar until only recently. When I caught a glimpse of these crispy goodies during one of my many massive pinning sessions (ahem, can you say “Pinterest addiction”?), I knew they had to be mine.
Zucchini. Cut into fry shapes. Breaded in spicy Panko bread crumbs. Baked until crispy. Dipped in a cool, lemony, dill-infused Greek yogurt dip.Read More
I thought I’d go with a “Happy Endings” type recipe for this Friday. These are sweet, easy, and cute … the perfect conclusion to the week.
These two-bite tarts (three if you’re daintier than me) are ideal for entertaining – they’re easy finger food, they look great, and they take – I’m not kidding – not even 10 minutes to make. Taste-wise, the filling is just right. Sour cream, cream cheese, whipping cream, lemon zest, brown sugar, and a little vanilla. It’s the perfect base for those beautiful bursts of blueberries.Read More
Sometimes you just need a little refreshment. One glass worth, to be exact. Something special, something easy, thirst-quenching, and cold. Some lemonade, for instance.
I love lemonade (but then who hates lemonade?). And I love that it’s a cinch to make, especially by the glass. This recipe could not be simpler – dissolve some sugar, squeeze a couple of lemons and add the juice, stir in water, and then plop in some ice cubes.Read More
Some might argue that a true sangria is red.
Me, I don’t care either way. It’s sangria. When you’re drinking sangria – regardless of the hue – life is automatically good. Who would want to argue with that?
This sangria in particular has become a fast fave in our house. It’s sweet, but not sickeningly sweet. It’s just-right sweet. The strawberries lend their signature summery taste while the sour lemon keeps everything in check. Lemon-lime soda tops it off and, I think, makes this sangria particularly drinkable – in a bit of a dangerous way, actually.Read More
When life gives you lemons … and poppyseeds … and greek yogurt … make these muffins.
Not that life is really likely to give you any of those – unless the grocery store is “life” and opening up your wallet is “giving.” Nonetheless, make these muffins.Read More
I adore this Lemon Spaghetti recipe, not only because it’s really good, but also because it comes together in a snap. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Serve it up with a green salad and some nice crusty bread and your world is complete – for at least an hour or so.
Lemon Spaghetti is a gorgeously simple dish. It’s spaghetti noodles tossed in a creamy sauce flavored with lemon juice, lemon zest, Parmesan, garlic, and a hit of crushed red pepper.Read More
Fridays are extra crazy where I’ve been working lately. One of my co-workers suggested one of us bring in treats every week in order to help mitigate the pain. Brilliant gal!
Being, well, me, I got all excited and volunteered to bring in the first happy-makers. I decided on cupcakes early on, as I’d teased my work friends with these bad boys but forgot them at home so instead they went to my guy’s office. All the way home, I dreamed up possible combinations. Chocolate with peanut butter buttercream and a little hunk of Reeses on top … salted caramel (with caramel filling, natch) … ooh! Or a dreamy raspberry, lemon and vanilla combo inspired by the flavors in this amazing cheesecake from, yes, The Cheesecake Factory (trust me, it’s delicious).Read More
This gingerbread cookie recipe from Martha Stewart is a definite winner. Perfectly spiced gingerbread cut into tree shapes, then glazed with a little lemon and powdered sugar mixture and then sprinkled with coarse sugar for a little extra sparkle … this is one case where it’s okay to see the forest for the trees. (I never really understood what that meant, anyway.)Read More
The bittersweet truth is, fall is pretty much here – and I, for one, am feeling it. In fact, I’ve just about given in. I’ve been thinking about pumpkin recipes. I lit an apple candle. I even found myself brewing up some chili in the crock pot a couple days ago.
But in one last-ditch attempt to hold on to the sunny joy of our too-short Seattle summer, I took my two youngest nephews to the blueberry farm and we gathered the last few berries from the last few bushes that had still had them.
And then I made these Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Squares.Read More