Banana Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Last Wednesday, I turned 27, accepted the fact that I simultaneously have subtle wrinkles and not-so-subtle zits, ran out of fingers counting my blessings, and baked myself a big, beautiful banana birthday cake. I don’t know...

Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Quesadillas

You say tortilla; I say 8-inch circle of gastronomic possibility. You + a tortilla + your imagination are an unstoppable kitchen trifecta. No matter your level of cooking experience, with a tortilla as your...

Apple Butter, Turkey, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Have you ever Wikipediaed “American Food?” No? You aren’t gripped by irrepressible urges to know which edibles Wikipedia considers to be the national grub? Folks, you are in for the all-American scoop, apple pie...

Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies

This week, I renewed my pledge to good-girl eating behavior: Veggies; all-natural granola things; no chocolate before 10 a.m. Life responded by FedEx-ing me an eight-pound box of freshly baked cookies. In the interest of...

Super Chunk Banana Bran Muffins.

Super Chunk Banana Bran Muffins

Chunky is such a fun word. Sure, “chunky” is not the word I want on my mind whilst wiggling into a freshly laundered pair of skinny jeans (it’s the heat from the dryer, trust...

Lemon Asparagus Pasta with Roasted Shrimp

Lemon Asparagus Pasta with Roasted Shrimp

You caught me in the midst of a red-hot spring fling. Early each April, a long-time love returns to my life, and the two of us have a fleeting, fabulous affair. The object of...

Blackberry Buttermilk Cake with Sweet Orange Glaze

I am an excellent person to invite to a dinner party. Chances are, I’m available. I won’t show up early while you are frantically applying last-minute lipstick and blotting a stain from your smart...

Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion, & Roasted Red Pepper Tart

I really shouldn’t be allowed to grocery shop unsupervised. I linger shamelessly by the bakery, waiting for the attendant to look away so that I can swipe the free sugar cookies marked “Kids Only.” ...