Lentil, apple, & avocado salad

I recently rediscovered my love of lentils. The husband is not as enthused, but did devour this salad the other night so I’ll take it. The basil dressing brings all of the ingredients together in a bright, fresh salad. Inspired by Smitten Kitchen’s lentils with burrata (so good!— link below), I took this in a … Continue reading Lentil, apple, & avocado salad

Miami Beach Birthday Cake with Cappuccino Whipped Cream

I celebrated a birthday last week! It may be weird, but I love making my own birthday cake. That way, I get exactly what I want! This recipe is an oldie, one my mom or grandma would make often for birthdays. I came across the recipe card at my mom’s house sometime during the fall. … Continue reading Miami Beach Birthday Cake with Cappuccino Whipped Cream

Espresso Blondies with Browned Butter and Chocolate Chunks

In high school and college, I ate a peanut butter sandwich almost every single day. It was the perfect lunch or snack prior to track practice. After eight years of daily peanut butter intake, I developed an intolerance and have been unable to eat the stuff ever since. Luckily, almond butter doesn’t induce the same … Continue reading Espresso Blondies with Browned Butter and Chocolate Chunks

Barbecue Pulled Chicken with Spiralized Slaw

Tangy, messy barbecue is something I crave every so often. I especially love the contrast of the tender meat with a fresh and crunchy slaw. Winter demands comfort food, and although this fits the bill, there are plenty of fresh vegetables to round it out. First, the barbecue pulled chicken: I made a homemade BBQ … Continue reading Barbecue Pulled Chicken with Spiralized Slaw