Monster Cookies: Best Ever Recipe

If Halloween had a cookie mascot, it would be Monster Cookies. Besides having the name to fit the part (what better time for monsters than Halloween?) Monster Cookies are loaded with chocolate and peanut...

Ohio Dairy Adventure

On my culinary totem pole, dairy ranks right at the top. Any food group to which we owe ice cream, dulce de leche, and fondue deserves serious respect. See above? That’s Linda. Linda and...

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...