Broccoli Cheddar Potato Bake

broccoli cheddar potato bake

After I graduated from college, life got a whole lot busier. While I still loved to cook, I found that I simply didn’t have time to whip up a whole meal every night or even every other night, as I typically did during undergrad. I eventually settled into a routine of cooking one or two big meals (like a tuna noodle casserole or a pound of spicy peanut noodles) over the weekend and then eating leftovers throughout the week. It could sometimes get a bit monotonous to eat the same thing for days on end, but it was still better than spending money I didn’t really have on take-out. Continue reading

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies for Dogs

peanut butter pumpkin cookies for dogs

I don’t know exactly when Phoebe’s birthday is. I adopted her from a rescue group, which took in her litter from a high-kill shelter in another state, and no one knew the details of the puppies’ early life. While it’d be nice to know her actual birthday, I think the uncertainty of it just makes her adoptiversary that much more special and fun to celebrate! This week, we’re celebrating her second adoptiversary, and I hope you’ll bear with me as I get all sappy for a minute. Continue reading

Lemon Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

lemon blueberry cornmeal pancakes lemon blueberry cornmeal pancakes

Can you believe it’s been a whole SIX weeks since I’ve shared a blueberry pancake recipe with you?! I know, it’s a little ridiculous. And by “it,” I mean me. But shortly after I shared the recipe for blueberry banana pancakes, I came up with these lemon blueberry cornmeal pancakes and couldn’t NOT share them with you, because they are all kinds of amaaazzzing. Continue reading

Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti

cranberry hazelnut biscotti

Did you know that the word biscotti comes from the neo-Latin word biscoctus, meaning “cooked twice”? I just learned that in the course of writing this post – I did some very scholarly research Wikipedia searching. By nature of their dryness, twice-baked baked goods last relatively longer before going bad, so foods prepared in this way were particularly useful in pre-modern times before refrigeration was an option. Continue reading

Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Patties

broccoli cheese quinoa patties

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, and today I am bringing you something that is…not even remotely Irish. #foodbloggerfail, I know. I wanted to make something to share with you in honor of St. Patrick’s Day like I did last year, but planning that far in advance is just not my strong suit lately. Just know that I WILL be wearing green (mint green counts, right?!) and eating potatoes and plenty of Irish butter tomorrow. Continue reading