Easy to Make Tofu Ricotta

2015 was the year I developed adult onset food allergies and the year of lots of recipe testing. Thanks for many of the cookbooks I obtained that December I was armed and ready for battle. It was in one of these books that I discovered a recipe for easy to make tofu ricotta. The single…

Fall is a Great Time for Pantry Organization

I’ll show you mine – if you show me yours… Oh get your mind out of the gutter – I’m talking about your pantry! Fall is a great time for pantry organization. I’m always curious what other people’s pantries look like. In the dream home of my future not only will I have a FULL…

Drink Floating Eyes

Go ahead and drink floating eyes. I’m not judging. These are a fun drink for your next Halloween gathering. Or even if you just want to freak out your dinner guests next time you have company over for dinner. If you’ve got adults coming you can top these off with a bit of gin or…

Edamame & Corn Salad, I’m Holding onto Summer

Yep, I’m still holding onto summer. I’d been holding onto this recipe for Edamame & Corn Salad forever and was so happy I finally gave it a go. It was DELICIOUS. Can’t wait to make it again next summer when corn is back in season! I guess if you’re really in a pinch you can…

Easy to Make Chocolate Spiders

These easy to make chocolate spiders are a fun treat to make this Halloween. I went ahead and gave them my signature dairy-free tweak. These are a fun kid in the kitchen project, so go ahead and work on these after school some day or on the weekend. Easy to Make Chocolate Spiders 1 ¾…

Summer Ratatouille

With the end of summer just around the corner [sigh] I’m faced with what to do with all the delicious local veggies I’m finding at the grocery store. Summer ratatouille seemed like the best bet as I keep seeing gorgeous eggplant, bell pepper and tomatoes. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to snap photos. But… I did…

Finger Nibblers

Now aren’t these just a fun thing? I just couldn’t resist making these edible finger nibblers. This recipe is one you’ll want to make for Halloween, you could even pack them in school lunches! If you want to hit the easy button, feel free to use ready made pizza dough instead of making the dough…

Potato & Corn Salad for End of Summer Cooking

It’s end of summer cooking time and I’m to the point that I’m madly trying to try out all the recipes I found that use summer produce, but haven’t had a chance to cook yet. Enter in potato & corn salad for end of summer cooking. This is what I get for procrastinating. But if…

Gifting BBQ Creole Seasoning

Anyone that’s been a reader for a while knows I LOVE making food related gifts for the holidays. This year will be no exception. I’m planning on mixing this up and gifting BBQ Creole Seasoning for 2017. I can hear you from here “Heather, why are you telling people what you’re giving them?!?” Simple, I’m…

Savory Corn Pancakes to Say Farewell to Summer

Savory corn pancakes to say farewell to summer – sigh, summer corn is on it’s way out. But I’m determined to test out a few more recipes before it’s all gone. Tonight was a raving success ~ the husband went back for seconds. These delicious corn pancakes pair well with taco soup – but you…

Creepy Crispies are Fun & Easy

Who doesn’t love crispy treats? Not anyone reading my blog! And certainly not anyone at my house. Here’s a recipe for creepy crispies that are fun and easy to make. Whip up a batch of these for this year’s Halloween party. Your guests will love them and you for making them. Creepy Crispies 3 tbsp…

Apple Pancakes for Dinner

My family is obsessed with breakfast for dinner and we love these easy apple pancakes come fall. I mean what is easier than breakfast for dinner? Few ingredients, simple process, happy bellies – it’s a win win for this working mom. Doesn’t it sound yummy? And totally easy to make. This is a prime example…

Ghosts in My House

Anyone looking for some fun, savory snacks for Halloween? Look no further than these easy edible ghosts. I love all things potato – so making something with fingerling potatoes was a hands down winner with me. I’ve gone ahead and given this a diary free tweak so they’re safe for yours truly to eat. Edible…

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

We’re big oatmeal eaters at our house. Since I’m too busy to cook full scale oatmeal on school mornings I came up with my own recipe for homemade instant oatmeal. When the kiddo was little I just couldn’t justify buying ready packaged instant oatmeal full of preservatives when I could make it myself. Not to…

Farmer’s Market Basil Vinaigrette

Farmer’s market basil vinaigrette is one of my favorite homemade dressings. It’s simple and fresh – something that can help you prolong that summer feel well into the fall and winter. Next time you’re at your local farmer’s market pick up some fresh basil so you can make this amazing vinaigrette. If you are lucky…