Crustless Spinach Tart

This recipe is a holiday favorite with my family since I was born, my Dad has been making this since his 20’s and it’s still a stand-by every Thanksgiving – I just love traditions! It actually started out as a spinach soufflé, but that tends to get stressful as you need to bake it in…

Pumpkin Raisin Muffins

I have to admit, I’m one of those people…the ones who can’t get enough pumpkin once the leaves start falling and football comes on TV. In college, me and my girlfriends used to drive almost an hour for pumpkin ice cream, I just can’t get enough of it! My favorite way to eat pumpkin, however,…

Strawberry Snap Pea Feta Salad

I can’t stop eating this salad, it’s my absolute favorite thing at the moment! You have the crunch of the fresh snap peas, the sweetness of the strawberries, the nuttiness of the toasted pine nuts and the saltiness of the feta cheese – it’s seriously amazing! I love salads like this – you get so…

Cherry Buckwheat Banana Bread

You know summer has arrived when cherries start appearing in the markets. I always correlate cherries with such happy childhood memories – there was a weekly outdoor concert series in the local park that my parents used to take me and my sister to during the summer. My mom would pack a picnic with all…

Honey Oat Breakfast Bars

I’m not sure there’s anyone (ok, I know that’s an exaggeration but work with me here) who hasn’t had a Nature’s Valley granola bar – they were one of my go-to snacks as a kid. It’s such a nice combination – the honey and oats, delicious! With all of that said, though, there’s absolutely no…

Cinnamon Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Bake

When I was a kid, on Saturday mornings my Mom would make me and my sister one of two things – cinnamon sugar toast or cinnamon swirl raisin toast (you know, the one in the red wrapper). There’s something so comforting – as well as delicious – about those flavor combinations that brings me back…

Raisin Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Chickpeas are so versatile, they add so much heartiness to a dish without overpowering the taste. They work so nicely in this quinoa salad combined with the veggies and sweetness of the raisins – it also holds up well all week, great for a make-ahead Sunday dish! I served this with my Curried Carrot Raisin…

Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake

You’ve probably noticed that oatmeal bakes are one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. It tastes like you are eating a mix between oatmeal, cobbler and cake – how can you go wrong with that?!? This week I made it a bit differently and the final product is AMAZING – it tastes like…

Greek Yogurt-Pesto Barley Salad

Pesto is one of those flavors that adds so much to anything it’s added to – a sandwich, salad dressing, pasta salad, pasta – anything! With that said, you don’t need a ton of it to get the flavor across and that’s where the idea came along to bulk it up with greek yogurt! I…

Blueberry Walnut Oatmeal

There’s something so comforting about oatmeal on a rainy day – and Monday was one of those as you can see in this picture! Although, I can’t complain – I really needed to do some spring cleaning/organizing and it’s so much easier to do with weather like that! This is one of my favorite oatmeal…

Sweet Potato Kale Egg Bake

Egg bakes just scream BRUNCH, don’t they?? I love them for so many reasons! You can make them in advance, you can’t mess them up, they feed a crowd, work for vegetarians (assuming no meat goes in) and are SO inexpensive with eggs being the main protein source. Have I convinced you yet?? White potatoes…

Kiwi Walnut Oatmeal Muffins

If you are one of those people that avoids muffins because they are “bad” for you, this recipe will make you think again! What makes a muffin a “muffin” is the shape, that’s really it and as long as they are comprised of healthy ingredients – what’s not to like?!? You’ll notice that my muffin…