Girl Scout Cookie French Toast

They say the best time of the year is the holiday season, but I think Girl Scout cookie season follows in a close second. I ordered four boxes for myself this year—what’s $16 if it’s helping America’s next generation of female leaders, right? Totally worth the money. But with four boxes of cookies, I had some wiggle room to get creative. I woke up Saturday … Continue reading Girl Scout Cookie French Toast

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Bread Boat

After spending the weekend away in Boston for St. Patrick’s Day, I was a little mad at myself for getting absolutely nothing productive done this weekend. But I will say, I think the break from the blog and my freelance work was necessary — everyone deserves a break every once in a while. But now I’m back in the swing of things and couldn’t wait … Continue reading Spinach and Artichoke Dip Bread Boat

Simple Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

The sad truth is that I don’t eat enough fruit. It’s always an option, but it’s almost always overlooked. Sometimes I scoop myself some peanut butter to eat along with a sliced apple, and I’ll admit I’m obsessed with chocolate covered strawberries, but unless there is some kind of incentive (like chocolate or peanut butter), I usually don’t go for it. We all know how … Continue reading Simple Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

thick & creamy macaroni and cheese

Yes, this is the third macaroni and cheese recipe on the blog. But the reason for it is simple: it’s the world’s best mac and cheese. Self-proclaimed, of course. My previous recipes were a unique beer-bacon mac and cheese and a healthy Greek yogurt mac and cheese. But this one is just an original, thick and creamy mac and cheese recipe that everyone in the … Continue reading thick & creamy macaroni and cheese

crab & cheese wontons

Whenever I’m craving a cheat day, my mind wanders straight to the Chinese food menu. There are these wontons filled with crab meat and cheese that are out of this world. But it was raining today, and I didn’t feel like getting in my car and driving to pick up my takeout (and there’s a $15 minimum fee for delivery). I thought I’d try my … Continue reading crab & cheese wontons

antipasto bites

The best part about being Italian? The food. I was born to love everything Italian; from eggplant parm to any type of pasta you could possibly think of, there is nothing like the flavor of a delicious Italian meal. These bite-sized apps imitate a classic antipasto: hot peppers, artichoke hearts, provolone and more, all stuffed inside a crispy genoa salami cup. With a super easy … Continue reading antipasto bites