salt & vinegar kale chips

yeah, that’s right. KALE CHIPS. and i’m super excited about them. it’s pretty apparent that i’m totally turning into my mother. i mean, the lady frequently wears a t-shirt that she bought from, where else, whole foods that says in big uppercase letters “KALE”. you know, like YALE.. get it? pretty sure it’s her favorite…

banana, date, and almond butter smoothies

                      i seriously have no clue where march went. we have been traveling a lot and have had so much on our plates during the last several weeks, i feel like it came and went before we knew it. because of all of the traveling i…

baked potato soup

i could not be more excited about spring arriving (only 6 more days until it’s official! ::breaks into wild happy dance::) we have had a rough winter here in the ozarks and, boy am i glad to see the snow go. (although the little she is pretty upset about it – i have never met…

goat cheese & thyme quiche with hashbrown crust

seems like i’m kind of stacking up the goat cheese recipes lately – like with these biscuits and this queso fundido. i would probably entertain the idea of dedicating my entire blog to the love of goat cheese, if i didn’t love chocolate so much.. and baking.. and bread.. and cookies.. and mexican food. when…

oreo brownies

when i posted my chocolate chip cookie recipe, i said my life had been a quest to find that perfect recipe. like those little chewy wonders, i have also been on a quest for MY brownie recipe, my favorite from-scratch recipe. along that journey, i stumbled upon this genius thought – oreos IN brownies. shyeah….

buttermilk cinnamon chip scones with cinnamon glaze

this past week was A WEEK. you know? it feels like we had been snowed in for ages and i had some crazy cabin fever kickin’. so we have been baking a lot. the little she and me. and it’s so good for me: i have been slowly working through my stress over the mess in…

asian chicken lettuce cups

during the winter, there is a lot of chili-and-cornbread-eating, curl-up-with-a-hot-bowl-of-soup nights around here. i love the warmth and the fullness of my belly after a big bowl. but after a few months of this loveliness, i do crave a fresh, crisp, even crunchy dinner. and recently, it was these chicken lettuce cups. if you’re like…

goat cheese biscuits

if you are like me, i had you at “goat cheese”. goat cheese is one of those things you pine for. i love cheese, all kinds, but goat cheese is on a different level. the creaminess, that tang.. it lovingly forces you to close your eyes after each bite and savor it. and these biscuits…

the famous burrito pie

if you have heard my husband tell the story, you’ll remember it goes like this: “so when we first got married, i wasn’t sure if my wife could cook. THEN she made this thing called burrito pie. and i HAD FIFTHS Y’ALL.” of course, during our first year of marriage i had to pull out…

hearty breakfast burritos

whenever i throw a birthday party, it seems like we always do a brunch. maybe because i personally think it’s the best time to have a party when you’ll have kiddos running around. it’s after breakfast, before naptime, everyone is awake, snacktime is approaching.. it’s THE perfect time of day for a party. or maybe it’s…