Whipped Feta Crostini

Five family hooplas, 24 hours behind the wheel, and three skillion cookies later, Ben and I are back in Madison after celebrating Christmas with my family in Wichita, KS. This was our first holiday...

Healthy Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

Cranberry Almond Granola Bars {and a Road Trip}

ROOOAD TRIP! Load up the iPod, the trunk, and the snack baggies, because we’ve got 10 hours of snowy highway ahead. Climb in the back seat and join Ben and me for the ride....

Holiday Nog {Light Cider Eggnog}

Holiday Nog {Light Cider Eggnog}

My holiday season would not feel complete without: Blowing my discretionary spending on Starbucks Peppermint Mochas Chocolate-covered-pretzel overdoses Belting Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” in a spectacularly loud, painfully off-key...

Orange Date Yogurt Bread

Orange Date Yogurt Bread

I spiked the bread. Perhaps it is the bizarre happiness I absorb from the Starbucks red holiday cups or the mesmerizing glow of my Christmas tree, but I couldn’t resist imparting an extra festive...

Ginger Molasses Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies

Ginger Molasses Maple Cream Sandwich Cookies

You know what I love even more than a cookie? More than one cookie. And if those cookies are fluffy, ginger-spiced nuggets locked in a maple cream cheese embrace? Let’s get hitched. OK, no...

Mulled Wine {Hot Wine – Vin Chaud}

Mulled Wine {Hot Wine – Vin Chaud}

‘Tis the season to be cozy. Toes wiggle in fleece slippers. Fuzzy blankets are places of refuge. Knobby wool scarves become more than a fashion statement. While we’re donning our mittens, dusting off our...

Healthy Tomato “Cream” Sauce with Roasted Shrimp Pasta

Healthy Tomato “Cream” Sauce with Roasted Shrimp Pasta

Sometimes, I pretend that I could make it on the East Coast. In my favor: American history is one of my favorite subjects (I completely nerded out on Boston’s Freedom Trail), I adore big...

Double Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Double Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Double Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies were a selfish move on multiple levels. One: Ben is cuckoo and doesn’t like the dreamy medley of chocolate and mint. Fully aware of this gap in his...