Apple Hand Pies

When the kid was little we went to a you-pick apple farm and ended up with far too many apples for my family of three to eat. I experimented with various recipes from apple crumbles, to apple crisps, to apple sauce and finally to apple hand pies. These are a simple and fun way to…

Sweet Spicy Asian Pork

Trying out new recipes makes me happy. This recipe makes me think back to when the kiddo was little. I think there is a direct correlation to my lack of cooking/blogging then and the lack of free time I had when my mother’s helper was unable to come in two days a week. Well that,…

Gluten Free Orzo Chicken Salad

This was my very own creating and it turned out so well, that the family asked me to keep it around. Bonus, this was a crazy easy recipe to make.  When I first made it I was not eating gluten free, but have since given it a tweak to match my gluten-free cooking needs. When…

Pineapple Coconut Muffins

Right after we opened our catering company we got nutty and opened a café, mostly because we needed a home base kitchen for our catering company, but also because we are completely crazy. I experimented with many muffin recipes so we could have a good variety of them on our menu. This recipe for pineapple…

Dairy Free Fennel Bake

A few years ago I became a big lover of fresh fennel. I had not eaten it much while growing up, but as an adult love it to pieces. I discovered this recipe when the CSA box we were getting delivered kept having bunches of celery week after week. I originally made this with celery…

Quick Meat Sauce

I like to make large batches of spaghetti sauce so I always have some in the freezer ready to thaw for a busy school night dinner. This quick meat sauce lives up to it’s name. It goes together quickly and is tasty as well. I prefer to make marinara for my batch cooking days, but…

Heather’s Vegetable Soup

We have been having some colder weather here on the central coast. Not cold by New England standards (I can totally hear my East Coast family laughing at me), but cold enough away from our 80’ norm that I have been chilled to the bone and have had a hard time warming up. All I…

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Do you ever have moments where you want to come up with additional ways to eat vegetables that the whole family will enjoy? Do you get curious by all the recipes for cauliflower that you find on the internet? I know I sure do. This recipe for loaded cauliflower bake falls into that category. This…

Healthy Eating Chicken Burrito Bowl

Sometimes it feels like too much effort to make a prepared dish, especially when you’re working on healthy eating. I found a bunch of recipes calling themselves such-and-such bowl. They seemed like an easy way to put dinner together with little effort. I came up with this healthy eating chicken burrito bowl recipe. Let me…