Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cake

What is full of ooey-gooey, other-worldly, chocolatey sin but is the most easy dessert on the planet to make and will fool the lucky people who get to eat it into thinking that you are the greatest baker who ever lived? THIS CAKE. Part...

Easy Cream Puffs

Chocolate Cream Puffs

I’m trying to write something witty and interesting about cream puffs while the picture above stares at me in all its heavenly, drippy chocolate glory. I mean, what can I say that can’t be expressed through these photos? I think I may just have to let...

Potato-Crusted Snapper with Bell Pepper Salsa

Potato Crusted Snapper

It may be cooling off outside, but I just cannot get enough of fresh, flavorful salsas! I love those bright, crisp flavors of basil, lemon, and parsley mixed with the sweetness of bell peppers, tenderness of tomatoes and tang of capers. It’s my little way...

Greek Panzanella Salad

Greek Panzanella 2

I’ve never been a big fan of salad, but I have a few guesses why: First, I keep my leafy salads pretty bare – no dressing, no fancy extras, nothing at all. Second, I’m too busy focusing on the warm, fragrant main course instead...

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Chocolate Chip Cookies (2)

Until a year ago, I was still pouring from mix from the bag and following the just-add-egg method for my “homemade” chocolate chip cookies. It wasn’t such a bad solution at the time. But, now that I’ve begun religiously making my own chocolate chip cookies,...

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

Why I chose to wear a white sweater and khaki pants on the day I made these amazing, saucy chicken enchiladas, I’ll never know. But even though my nice clothes are soaking in a bath of laundry detergent and hot water, all I can think about is how...

Quick & Easy Apple Tart

Apple Tart 2

After a too-fun-for-words trip to Austin, Texas spent noshing on BBQ and tacos, tubing down the San Marcos river, and sampling the beers from a variety of outdoor bars, I am officially relieved that I don’t have to squeeze into an swimsuit for the rest of...

Basic Marinara Sauce + How To Peel & Seed Tomatoes

Marinara Sauce

I don’t have any sentimental stories about watching my grandmother stir a simmering tomato sauce over a wood stove, or helping her tear herbs from the garden and plopping them into the pot. Instead, maybe I’ll be that little old grandmother one day, with a recipe like this...

Easy Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

Though I may not be able to take care of a basil plant from my top-floor city apartment, I sure do love to chop up those gorgeous green leaves for a salad, pasta dish or pesto. Just look at that color! That isn’t Photoshop, folks. Okay,...

Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars

Is it weird to jump face-first into a pile of warm laundry when no one else is around? I was content on maybe just lying there for the entire day, until my husband came home from work at 6:30 and found me, piled underneath mountains of...