Hawaiian Pizza Gnocchi

Hawaiian pizza gnocchi

My university is on break this week. Most people I know seem to be fleeing Michigan for warmer places, but since I’m staying in town, I’m leaving it up to my food to transport me (mentally) to balmy, faraway destinations. Last week I shared a tropical version of carrot cake with you, so we’re all set on the dessert front (which is, incidentally, how my family often works – make dessert first and figure out dinner later). Today, for our entrée, I’ve made us some Hawaiian pizza gnocchi! Continue reading

Mango Carrot Cake {updated!}

mango carrot cakeMango Carrot Cake

First things first: I have to admit that this is not a new recipe for this site. It is, however, slightly modified*, but the real reason for re-posting it is that it’s one of my all-time favorite recipes, yet because the photos weren’t so great (it was only my 7th post, after all!), it hasn’t really received the attention I think it deserves. Continue reading

Blueberry Banana Pancakes

blueberry banana pancakes

Last weekend, a serious hankering for pancakes struck. So, what’s a girl [with 5 pounds of blueberries in her freezer] to do, but make blueberry pancakes? These pancakes ended up being a clean-out-your-fridge/freezer/fruit bowl sort of meal, but with how well the blueberries, banana, and Greek yogurt complement each other, you’d never guess it! Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits

Chicken pot pie with biscuitsChicken Pot Pie with Biscuits

Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe that has quickly become a favorite in my household: chicken pot pie with biscuits! It may not be the fanciest dish ever, but its unassuming, wholesome combination of ingredients—chicken, carrots, celery, onions, peas, and corn—makes it one of the best recipes to help you unwind and relax at the end of a long and cold winter day. Continue reading

Mexican Quinoa Salad

Mexican quinoa salad

Today is my first ever REAL snow day! I’m not going to lie – I’m pretty darned excited about it. In true graduate student fashion, however, I’m excited about it because it means that I can stay home and have time to work without interruption. My university cancelled class once last year as well, although technically that wasn’t because of snow accumulation, but rather because the temperature was going to be around -30F: it was an “extreme wind chill day.” Continue reading