My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Cheesy Baked Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Eggplant Cooking View
Cheesy Baked Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Eggplant

Oh, pasta. Most definitely one of my favorite comfort foods. For one thing, it’s pasta. Carb-y and wonderful. For another, as a self-taught cook, pasta was certainly the main type of food that helped me learn my way around the kitchen. It holds a special place in my heart and my belly as I recall favorite recipes from my early cooking days. Pasta is sort of a blank canvas of a meal that can be dressed up in infinite variations depending on your mood and what ingredients you have on hand. Read More

The Green Mango Café Cookbook: Giveaway
The Green Mango Café Cookbook: Giveaway

Earlier this spring, my friends Alex and Sonja of the wonderful blog A Couple Cooks traveled to Cambodia.  While there, they learned about the risks of human trafficking and the … Read More

Roasted Tomato, Kale and Feta Pizza Cooking View
Roasted Tomato, Kale and Feta Pizza
Annie's Original

Back in the spring, I traveled to Charleston for a food photography workshop.  It was an amazing trip on many levels, not the least of which was the food.  For … Read More

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls Cooking View
Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Every time we get out the Whirly Pop, it’s instant excitement and happy times for me.  Ben commented to me the other day that he has never met someone who … Read More

Open Monster Face Sandwiches
Open Monster Face Sandwiches

Last week I shared my witches’ brew cheesy spinach soup as a fun non-sweet option for a Halloween meal with kids.  These open monster face cheese and veggie sandwiches are … Read More

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