Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon

We’ve entered that time of year when I communicate with my husband via the Notre Dame football schedule. Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon happened on “USC weekend.” In the fall, Ben does...

Pizza Rolls with Goat Cheese and Olives

Pizza Rolls with Goat Cheese and Olives unite two sides of my personality: the side that longs to spend its lifetime nibbling fine chocolates and cheeses at street-side cafés and the side that wishes...

Minestrone Soup with Butternut Squash, Kale and White Beans

Minestrone Soup with Butternut Squash, Kale, and White Beans is the farmers market turned into a big pot of warm comfort. If you follow me on Instagram, each Saturday morning you can count on a flood of...

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust

Why is it that everything in miniature is so darn cute? Let’s ponder over Mini Lemon Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust. Each of these adorable baby New York-style cheesecakes is a creamy dreamy combo of...

Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread

Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread

You have fabulous weekend plans. You’ll need someone you love very dearly, your appetite, and a loaf of Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread, a.k.a. the best thing to happen to any of us since Nutella,...

Oven Roasted Vegetables with Mustard and Warm Lentils

Should Kate Middleton be inclined to come over for dinner, I will proudly serve her Oven Roasted Vegetables with Mustard and Warm Lentils. Absolutely nothing about this dish is inherently royal—it is a rustic...

Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Fresh Apple Cake is all the bits I cherish about fall—apple picking, chunky sweaters, brown leather boots, cinnamon sticks, and crackly orange leaves—baked together in a pan and topped with dreamy Brown Sugar Frosting....

Quick Garlic Pasta with Olive Oil and Parmesan

Quick Garlic Pasta with Olive Oil and Parmesan is a beautiful reminder that I don’t need nearly the number of things to be happy as I allow myself to believe. From four main ingredients—fresh...