Gnocchi with Sundried Tomatoes and Artichokes

According to Hallmark, February is the month of looooooooove.  Well, I looooooooove gnocchi.  Really, who doesn’t?  It’s like these little potato dumplings that pretend to be pasta bring a little more love to your mouth with every bite.  They are both hearty and light, fluffy and dense.  Of all the amazing Italian meals I have … [Follow your taste buds…]

Stuffed Parmesan and Artichoke Bread

My last post–Superbowl Lentil Chili–I discussed how important it is for me to bring healthy foods to the game day spread.  Well, this stuffed parmesan and artichoke bread is on the exact opposite side of the healthy spectrum (and will also be making an appearance for our Superbowl party).  Balance, people, balance.  That’s what is … [Follow your taste buds…]

Pecan Pie Bars

Tis the season….of baked goods, chocolate, and sugar.  The options as endless–traditional sugar cookies to decorate for Santa, eggnog snickerdoodles, chocolate mint creme yule log, fudge, peppermint bark, peanut brittle, toffee, and so much more!  Let’s not forget about these pecan pie bars.  They can’t be beat; a whole pie in one bite!  Let’s be … [Follow your taste buds…]

Rosemary and Thyme Biscuits

There is something to be said about a good biscuit.  Perfectly fluffy but dense, buttery but light, and flaky but moist.  So why does everyone smother them with fat-laden gravy or hollandaise sauce, or serve them with a massive hunk of greasy, leathery, and cholesterol-packed red meat?  Sorry about my soapbox moment, but it is … [Follow your taste buds…]

Sprouts and Beans Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

What to do with Brussels?  What to do with green beans?  Steam them?  Bake them?  Braise them?  Saute them?  Blanch them?  Boooooorrrrriiiiiiiiing.  Although tasty, these options have all been exhausted.  So I started looking for something new, creative, interesting, and bound to be tasty and was inspired by this seemingly fancy haricots verts and white … [Follow your taste buds…]

Sweet Potato Mashers

Yukon gold potatoes are incredible mashed.  Sweet potatoes are incredible mashed.  What is out of this world, however, is a combination of mashed sweet and Yukon gold potatoes.  These mashers are the perfect amount of sweet and hearty, smooth and lumpy, creamy and healthy.  Additionally, the natural flavors of both kinds of potatoes are enhances … [Follow your taste buds…]

Artichoke, Mushroom, and Parmesan Sourdough Stuffing

Yes, Thanksgiving is over and it probably would have been helpful to post this blog before my favorite food holiday, but I got so consumed with cooking, cleaning, and being thankful for my friends and family that it never happened.  Therefore, you’ll just have to make this stuffing for Christmas. Trust me, this is the … [Follow your taste buds…]