Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli

Why get take out when you can make it yourself? I swear, you won’t be able to tell the difference between this and the Chinese joint down the street. It’s that good. Beef and...

Pasta Alla Carbonara

Pasta Alla Carbonara

A quick and delicious pasta. And unlike many carbonara recipes, this one is not too rich. It’s light and delicious and full of flavor. Pasta Alla Carbonara Makes 4 servings. Recipe from Epicurious. Ingredients...

Featherlight Chocolate Cake

Featherlight Chocolate Cake

As good as the Mocha Buttercream Cake is, I can’t enjoy it, as it is chock full of dairy in all its creamy and buttery forms. So, in addition to the massive three layer...

Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Chippers

Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Chippers

The. World’s. Greatest. Cookies. Period. I mean, chocolate chips, peanut butter, oatmeal? Can it get any better than that? Didn’t think so. The secret ingredient in these yummy cookies is definitely the honey. It...

Mocha Buttercream Cake

Mocha Buttercream Cake

If you want a delicious cake, this is it. We made a massive one of these for my sister’s graduation this past week, did 4x the recipe. Enough cake for you? If you’re not...

Summer Fruit Salad

Summer Fruit Salad

This is a simple, yet incredibly delicious fruit salad. Secret ingredient? Balsamic vinegar. Just a dash of it really brings out the sweetness and flavor of the fruit. Not to mention it is quite...

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

These are delicious blueberry muffins. I substituted the sour cream with some plain yogurt, and they turned out just fantastic. A definite make if you’re a blueberry muffin fan! Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe...

Espresso Brownies

These are truly special brownies… but the special ingredient in this case is the espresso. If you want something even quicker, use your favorite boxed brownie mix, and just add the espresso frosting. mmm.

Veggie Steamed Dumplings

Veggie Steamed Dumplings

These are one of our favorites. A bit time consuming to make all the little fellas, but well worth it. Have I mentioned that a bamboo steamer is the best $20 you’ll ever spend?...

Penne with Sugar Snap Peas

Penne with Sugar Snap Peas

This dish had potential. The snap peas have a really nice, slightly sweet, but refreshing flavor. I think we might have ruined it by using whole wheat pasta… yes, I know it’s healthy, but...

Dry Fried Calamari

Dry Fried Calamari

To top off the top-notch tapas, we made calamari. We bought a bag of frozen, pre cut calamari, and it was surprisingly good. I like this dry fried version, as it is very light...

Top-Notch Tapas

Top-Notch Tapas

Did I mention we love tapas? :) We made a whole night of it on Saturday, and it was quite delicious. Don’t forget the Red Wine Sangria! Warm Citrus Olives Directions Take a few...