Archive for November, 2012


Shredded BBQ Pork Mac & Cheese

Continuing on with the fancy kid food. How ‘bout a little mac and cheese? Actually, this isn’t really fancy. Just more substantial. And you know that husband of mine just […]


Mustard + Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I used to have a student in my class who told me that for everyone’s birthday in his family, they had fancy grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner. I had him […]


Snacky Black Beans

OH MUH GOSSSS. OH GOLLY. I’m pretty sure that part of the reason that Adrienne repeated those two phrases sixty-seven thousand times yesterday (I laughed every time) was because she […]


Homemade Spiced Holiday Tea

It’s officially the time to get cozy. As you may recall, I loathe being cold. In fact, as I type this, I am wearing two pairs of pants, wool socks, […]



{photo by Ashley McLaughlin} I am so very thankful for you. Yes, you. Every single person who reads this blog and takes interests in the food I eat, the stories […]


Desserts in Jars Cookbook: Campfire Bars Mix

I have this thing for glass jars. Old salsa jars, pickle jars, jelly jars, applesauce jars…I can’t throw them away. When we finish any food that comes in a jar, […]


Spiced Sugar Cream Cheese Cookies

You know that category of people who claim to not like sweets? Yeah, I don’t understand them at all. I can’t even really understand the words that come out of […]


Overnight Apple Cinnamon Rolls

I love it when I’m asked to bring food to events. Actually, I don’t even have to be asked. I just love making (sugary, delicious, drool-worthy) food, trying a bite, […]


Choo-Choo Salad

My mom and I used to make this salad. I actually thought it was a real thing (you know, not something my mom just made up to get me to […]


My favorite granola

The thing about granola is that everyone has their own particular opinions about it. The right ratio or oats, nuts, fruit, sweet, salty, crunchy, chunky, chewy, clustery…it’s complicated. You can’t […]