Savory Cheddar and Jalapeno Waffles #FoodieExtravaganza

Cheddar and Jalapeno Waffles

“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” ~ Leslie Knope Ah, yes … never underestimate the importance of waffles. And that’s a good thing because September is National Waffle Month, and therefore, waffles are the theme for this month’s Foodie Extravaganza! {read more}

Pear, Banana, and Quinoa Muffins #TwelveLoaves

Pear, Banana, & Quinoa Muffins

I have a confession to make. I made these muffins as soon as I found out what this month’s Twelve Loaves theme was, but I’m just now getting around to writing this post. And I’m doing it under a cloudy fog of fever, cold medicine, and Mentholatum as I have a raging cold that’s stolen {read more}

Mostarda di Frutta #SundaySupper

Mostarda Di Frutta

I love to host dinner parties. Not only is it a great chance to catch up with friends and family while eating, drinking, and being merry, it also give me an excuse to put together my favorite “appetizer” of all-time … the antipasto platter. Overflowing with salty cured meats and olives, tangy and creamy cheeses, {read more}

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars #RecipeReDux

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars

I’m taking a poll. Do you bring your lunch to work? Since there are very few restaurants near my office (and even if there were, I rarely have time to run out for a bite to eat), the only other non-homemade lunch option is our work cafeteria … affectionately know as the “barf-a-teria.” Yeah … {read more}

Rhubarb Shortcake Cookies

Rhubarb Shortcake Cookies

Do you know how often I make cookies? As evidenced by the fact that there are only four cookie recipes on this blog, the answer is NOT NEARLY ENOUGH! Well, that’s all about to change, my friends, because (yep, you guessed it!) I’m participating in yet another monthly blog challenge, and this one is all {read more}

Fresh Peach Salsa #FoodieExtravaganza

Fresh Peach Salsa

“Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.” ~ Alice Walker Yes, my friends, life is much better because of fresh peaches. And that’s a good thing because fresh peaches are the theme for this month’s Foodie Extravaganza, yet another montly {read more}

Pesto Quick Bread #TwelveLoaves

Pesto Quick Bread

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” ~ James Beard I love bread. I love bread so much that if it were a person, I would marry it. Okay, that’s a bit extreme, but I really do love bread … and that’s {read more}

Best Ever Steak Marinade for OXO’s #WhatAGrillWants

OXO #WhatAGrllWants

Thanks to OXO for sending me a complimentary set of summer grilling tools as part of their “What A Grill Wants” campaign. While I’m under no obligation to blog about these products, I’m doing so because I truly love OXO & their grilling tools! While some may argue that there’s no true “grilling season” because {read more}

Marinated Cucumber and Onion Salad

Marinated Cucumber and Onion Salad

“A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.” ~ Samuel Johnson Oh, Samuel … I must respectfully disagree. And that’s a good thing because it’s cucumber season … our last CSA share contained two beautiful cucumbers, and I just learned that we’ll be {read more}

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

“Three tomatoes are walking down the street. A papa tomato, a mama tomato, and a little baby tomato. Baby tomato starts lagging behind. Papa tomato get angry, goes over to baby tomato, squishes him … and says, “Ketchup!” ~ Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction Well, we’re not making ketchup today (nor are {read more}