Italian Spaghetti Squash Casserole

October 16, 2017

  Every time my kids and husband see a spaghetti squash on the counter, I undoubtedly receive some kind of highly unsolicited and very whiny feedback. Apparently they are not the hugest fans of the big yellow beast, and think if they keep letting my know just how they feel I’ll stop preparing it. As […]

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White Chicken & Apple Chili

October 13, 2017

Truth be told, “white” chili isn’t really white. They’re frankly quite difficult to photograph as they’re more of a muddy light brown in color, but I do understand the importance of distinguishing between them and the traditional red-based variety. I’ve tried my family out many different variations of white chicken chili, and they’ve always been […]

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Sweet Potato & Chicken Roti Wraps

October 12, 2017

Sometimes photos don’t do a recipe justice. Wraps and quesadillas are always hard to capture, as it’s a challenge to make the insides look as delicious as they (hopefully) taste once they’re stuffed in a tortilla. This recipe that I adapted from The Food Network was loaded with flavor and pleasantly surprised everyone. The kids […]

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Cassava Flour Brownies

October 11, 2017

I cleaned out my pantry a few weeks back and was saddened at the items that wound up in the trash. Sometimes I buy somewhat obscure ingredients for one recipe or another, and then find myself afraid to face them again. Worse than the ingredients wasted in a recipe flop, however, are those that go […]

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Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts

October 8, 2017

I have a secret weapon when it comes to getting both my children and husband to willingly eat their vegetables: roasting. The Brussels sprouts of my youth were boiled and smelled like sweaty gym socks (sorry, Mom!). The oven can transforms sprouts and pretty much any other veggie by crisping them up and bringing out […]

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Honey Sriracha Chicken Quesadillas

October 6, 2017

My kids entered middle and high school this year, so I’m trying to encourage them to be a little more involved in the kitchen. I was impressed when my sixth grader took the initiative to make his own lunch last weekend, and I tried hard not to laugh too hard when I saw what he […]

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Cheesy Skillet Gnocchi

October 2, 2017

I love gnocchi, but rarely eat or prepare it as most varieties aren’t gluten-free. Although they’re potato dumplings they also usually contain wheat flour. I’m a huge fan of Cappello’s pasta, which is almond flour-based and the most delicious gluten/grain-free pasta alternative I’ve ever tried. It’s a little on the pricey side but definitely worth […]

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Pear, Arugula & Brie Pizza

September 29, 2017

Admittedly, my kids would almost always choose a “regular” pizza with simple red sauce, mozzarella and perhaps a few sliced black olives on top to the creative and crazy ones I ┬átend to whip up on homemade pizza night. My stubborn response? They can stick to the basics when we eat pizza out, as I […]

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Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream (Recipe Revisit)

September 28, 2017

We have had some of the hottest days of summer this week, never mind that the season has officially changed to fall. Many of the local homemade ice cream shops stay open through September here in CT, and it’s only now that you can “scoop” up seasonal flavors like apple pie and pumpkin. The latter […]

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Salt & Vinegar Chicken Tenders

September 27, 2017

A bag of salt & vinegar potato chips doesn’t last long in this household. While I’m not a huge chip fan, my husband has turned the kids onto his love for the tangy snack; between the three of them they can annihilate a bag in record time. I thought I’d take a stab at adapted […]

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