Homemade Larabars

I was a little late to the energy bar party.  It was a matter of semantics. Energy bars. That’s really not a very appetizing name. In fact, it sounds like some futuristic food substitute (i.e. Soylent Green. F.Y.I. That’s people, people.) Ew. There’s another little wrinkle. You see, energy bars sound like healthy food for [Read On]

Snickerdoodle Cake with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream

Here is the cake that upended my tidy little world. This is a Snickerdoodle Cake with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not fond of cake or frosting. (Here and here, for starters…) As a little girl, I watched “Pollyanna” over and over. I’m talking about the original nineteen-sixty Disney film. It [Read On]

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

  It is no secret that I am a big proponent of making things that many folks buy at the store. From the common (potato chips, bread, ice cream, laundry detergent) to the hard-or-impossible-to-find (furikake, candied jalapenos, game stock), home kitchen alchemy can do it if it’s worth having or doing. Sometimes my efforts earn [Read On]

Spinach Bacon Cheddar Munchy Cakes

My name is Mrs. Bacon Onion Cheddar-Spinach, but you can call me Mrs. Spinach. I loved spinach so much that I married it. Er, not really, but you get the point. Spinach. Sigh. This is a bittersweet story. For years, I didn’t cook spinach as much as I’d like because my kids -most of ‘em [Read On]

Coffee Milkshakes

I have been a wee bit obsessed with milkshakes lately. And no. I’m not pregnant.  I just can’t get enough of the wonderful world of creamy, sweet, thick, milkshakes. I can’t quite figure out why. What is this sudden need for the ultimate comfort food? It couldn’t possibly be because… … my two eldest sons [Read On]

Fancy-Pants Bacon Jam, Spinach, Egg and Asiago Breakfast Pizza

Updated 8/19/11: Winner announced below the contest rules! Sometimes you just know something is going to be good. Sometimes you have to pat yourself on the back. Today’s lunch was one of those moments. While digging madly through the cupboards to find fast lunch ideas for my already starved* children, I realized I was out [Read On]

Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Yesterday I posted a supercool giveaway along with a delicious recipe that apparently scared the knickers off of many readers with the length of the ingredient list. Never let it be said I don’t listen. Today? We have a four ingredient recipe that’ll leave your undies intact and knock your socks off. We’re talking about [Read On]

Korean Style Teriyaki Beef Lettuce Wraps

A couple months ago I was contacted by Back To The Roots, a company that sells grow-your-own-gourmet-mushroom kits using composted coffee grounds. Before I even got two sentences into the email from them I had hit reply with a message that went something like this: “Yes! Whatever you’re asking me, yes! I love mushrooms. LOVE [Read On]