lemon garlic spaghetti with basil, parmesan, + pine nuts

after stuffing my face with this, i am convinced it is THE best way to eat spaghetti. at least it’s become my personal favorite way. it’s got a wonderful combination of tartness – from the lemon – and flavorful warmth – from the sautéed garlic and bright basil. the parmesan cheese rounds it all out…

fluffy healthy banana oat pancakes

it’s saturday, so i figured i’d post about everyone’s favorite weekend morning breakfast… PANCAKES. there isn’t always time to make them on weekdays and we’ve kind of made it a saturday morning tradition around our house. this morning was the first time the little she helped me make them. i pulled up a chair for…

mixed berries with mascarpone whipped cream

this just might be the perfect spring dessert. but we had some friends over this weekend, and it was just what the doctor ordered… even thought it’s the dead of winter. and it’s really simple, requiring only berries and a few more ingredients. the berries are sweetened with sugar and then the tartness from the…

mediterranean bruschetta

i love bruschetta. LOVE. (yes, even though i am usually a tomato-hater. odd, isn’t it? ) and who doesn’t love a good, salty kalamata olive? and possibly no (normal) human can turn down feta cheese. i have this recipe that i jotted down years ago for mediterranean bruschetta (no clue where it came from). it…