Mediterranean Baked Cod

Isn’t this dish gorgeous? It has some of my favorite things: olives, wine, herbs, and capers! It’s amazing how just a few ingredients can lead to such a flavorful dish. This is quick and easy enough to turn into a healthy weeknight staple. I admit, cod is not my favorite fish (unless it’s fried in…

The Best Beef Queso

My friend Jason makes the best queso I’ve ever had. Trust me, I’m Texan. Just look at it. Don’t you want to jump in and swim around?! He was kind enough to share his recipe with me so I could share it with all of you! It’s beefy, it’s cheesy, and it’s easy to make….

Rocky Road Bar Cookies

These cookies…wow. I made these for my mom and our eyes popped out of sockets like little cartoon characters when we first tasted them. They’re chewy, they’re rich, they’re chocolatey, they’re nutty…they pretty much have all of the elements I’m looking for in a cookie. I learned how to make homemade marshmallows (so fun! so…

Maple Old Fashioned

I’m an old fashioned kind of gal. My love of bourbon knows no bounds. It’s a bonafide fact that I’m a nicer person after savoring a bourbon cocktail. One sip of this delightful bourbon cocktail with Canadian maple syrup, Amarena cherries, and fresh orange and suddenly your troubles melt away. No special tools are needed…

Classic Hot Chocolate

Looking for hot cocoa? (Yes, there’s a difference.) Click here. If you’re looking for classic hot chocolate made with actual chocolate, you’ve come to the right place! What’s more comforting than a warm cup of hot chocolate? This recipe takes minutes to whip together and if you’re a baker, you probably have everything in your…

Orange Hot Chocolate

Warm up with an energizing cup of orange hot chocolate The other day I was perusing the Mohonk Mountain House website, pouring over the Hudson Valley resort’s menus for a little armchair vacation and I have not stopped thinking about their orange hot chocolate. Dallas is having record-breaking winter weather this week so I decided…

Marshmallow Heart Pops

Need a Valentine’s Day treat? Make Marshmallow Heart Pops! I used my homemade vanilla marshmallows (which are so satisfying and fun to make!) for this recipe and cut out a few hearts from the block. This recipe makes four heart pops, but it’s easy to scale it up if you want to cut out the…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’ll never understand why more people don’t love Brussels sprouts! They’re unbelievably good for you and when roasted, they take on this wonderful caramelized flavor. These take about thirty minutes start to plate and are a perfect, healthy side dish for winter! These are really simply to make. You’ll lose a couple of outer leaves…

Cold Weather Recipes

If it’s freezing outside and you want cozy food, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some of my favorite cold weather recipes. Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Nothing warms you up quite like a nice pot of gumbo. This makes easily 6-8 large bowls and a silky smooth texture with that fabulous cajun flavor….