gnocchi mac & cheese

now this isn’t exactly mac & cheese. it’s wayyy better. you take out the pasta part and replace it with tender, comforting potato dumplings. gnocchi. lovely gnocchi. and it’s incredibly kid-friendly. i mean, the gnocchi is covered in crusty, melty cheese and each dumpling is the perfect size for little fingers to grab. gnocchi mac…

sweet potato pudding with pecan and gingersnap streusel

as i was going through last year’s bon appetit thanksgiving issue looking for recipe ideas for our holiday dinner party, i stumbled upon this little treasure. it is a yummy twist on the traditional sweet potato dish with marshmallows. after making the base batter, you fold in a homemade meringue, which makes it refreshingly light…

pumpkin vanilla cinnamon roll cake

my husband and i just went to our first holiday dinner party of the season with a handful of our closest friends. it was potluck-style, so each of us girls brought several dishes. i brought the i-can’t-stop-eating-it marinated cheese,  sweet potato pudding and this amazing dessert from the picky palate. it’s now one of my favorite holiday…

oatmeal applesauce blueberry muffins

i love me a good muffin. but so often they are not great for you. (and not so good on the thighs.) so i was overjoyed when i stumbled upon this recipe a few months ago. these muffins are low in fat, with applesauce in place of most of the oil that you usually find…