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…

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…

central market’s kale, pepita, and cranberry salad

  kale isn’t one of those things where i go “OH KALE?! i love kale!” i mean, in the last few years i have been on my way there. almost;) ultimately my goal is to be more like my mom, who has a shirt that just says KALE (like YALE, get it?). #wholefoodsnerd well, one fine…

scrambled egg muffins

mornings can be tough, yo. especially when you are rushing around and really getting tired of eggs and toast every. single. morning. we all need a little excitement, and that excitement in my house, has to be kid-friendly. these not-really-a-muffin muffins are all of the above. so delicious, kids love ’em, and they’ve been a…

asian vinaigrette with sesame oil + black pepper

this weekend, i made this dressing because i was in serious need of change from the regular dressing stock in our fridge. and, i need to confess, it was because we had no fresh garlic and no fresh herbs – things you uuusually need to make a fresh vinaigrette. so i grabbed my trusty dressing…

cinnamon bun muffins – gluten free

now, i don’t personally eat gluten-free, but i made these for a good friend several years ago who had just had a baby – her husband eats gluten-free and we were taking over brunch. these turned out so well (read: they were devoured by both adults & kiddos within minutes), i decided to post them on…

asian turkey meatballs

these little gems were a lovely surprise this week. i was skeptical, them coming – randomly – from the disney family website (i have NO earthly clue how i originally got this recipe, although i think the link was sent to me by a family member). i had read through the ingredients and the instructions…