Savory Spinach Turnovers

Is there actually a better meal out there than brunch? The combination of savory and sweet breakfast items plus lunch is arguably perfect. It is also the only time adding a little booze to your diet before noon is not just acceptable but encouraged. Hello mimosas and bloody Marys! Next month I will be helping… Continue reading Savory Spinach Turnovers

Portobello Lettuce Wraps

Last month was full of traveling. My husband, daughter and I flew out to Oregon to visit family for a few days. Then I flew to Seattle, WA for a work training. The following week we drove to Kansas to visit more family. I am incredibly thankful for these opportunities but it also completely wore… Continue reading Portobello Lettuce Wraps

No Churn Chocolate Chunk Coffee Ice Cream

I have so many wonderful memories that include ice cream! Clearly a sign of a happy childhood. A sign of a happy adulthood, while we’re at it! Blizzard dates with high school friends and clown cones for my 7th birthday party were awesome but the best memories are with my grandfather. He would pull out… Continue reading No Churn Chocolate Chunk Coffee Ice Cream

Market Couscous Salad

The weather is finally getting warm again and I am looking forward to scouring my local farmers market for my favorite summer produce. In particular, I’m already craving fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. I feel fortunate to have access to most produce all year long at my local grocery store but there is something special about… Continue reading Market Couscous Salad

Honey Date Nut Bars

Last week we had family in town for Easter. I had every intention of cooking a couple of vegetarian dinners but ultimately did not cook one single meal at home. I have no regrets though! Ultimately, the time I would have spent cutting vegetables or creating a sauce was spent having amazing conversations. I love… Continue reading Honey Date Nut Bars

Baby Bella Shepherd’s Pie

  I’m not Irish, not even a little bit. I know this because my dad has written not one but TWO books on our genealogy. What a treasure those books are. To know where you’ve come from and to have stories (some first-hand) about your family members is such a unique gift. Despite my lack… Continue reading Baby Bella Shepherd’s Pie