Cooking and baking are creative outlets for me, and are incredibly important in making my house (whatever incarnation it happens to be) into a home. From time to time I share a recipe that is meaningful, delicious, easy, or made me or my family/friends very happy.

I hope you make something you love today.


Boom. Doesn't that look warm, inviting, and mega tasty? It is. All of that. And pretty healthy for you, too (if you only use oil, and not delicious butter, but why on earth would you do something like that?).

Cauliflower-Carrot Curry with Chick peas (or Chicken)

posted March 19, 2013

Bask in the glow of making something that has no proper name or country of origin, but is damn tasty if you do say so yourself.

Bam. Take that. Plus, you're eating oats and bananas! I mean, how bad could that be?

Banana Oat Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel Topping

posted January 23, 2013

Overripe bananas + too many oats = I'm glad I'm baking because it's crazy cold out!

Yummy, not too sweet, just holiday-ish enough to feel like a special treat without derailing efforts to stay on track.

Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Muffins

posted December 18, 2012

These would be great on Christmas morning, or New Year's Day... you know, to sop up all the extra cheer we love to have during these darkest days of the year.

Aren't they pretty? Again, check your beans for doneness early on unless you want to end up with mashed beans like me.

White Beans with Rosemary and Thyme

posted October 25, 2012

You know, I never much considered the bean. I mean, who thinks about beans? They're just beans, right? Wrong. Oh, so wrong.

After a long few days painting, we enjoyed this treat without guilt.

Summer Sangria

posted June 25, 2012

To quote my niece: "Holy god, that looks good."