Category: Recipes

Almost-Perfect Blueberry Muffins

By Katie, 5:01 am

This weekend I found myself with a surplus of blueberries. A very good position to be in, I assure you. I turned to one of my favorite go-to cooking blogs – Smitten Kitchen – and found a recipe for “perfect blueberry muffins.” And these muffins almost lived up to that title. They were so very [...]

Chicken Cassoulet

By Katie, 8:01 am

Hey, folks! Thank you so much for your kind words about my biopsy. The frustrating news is that because of a little insurance blip (today is the end of the fiscal year for many employers, and we’re changing to a new plan starting tomorrow), my derm appointment had to be moved to next Thursday. So [...]

BLT Pasta

By Katie, 6:39 am

First of all, thank you for your incredibly kind words on yesterday’s post. Your supportive comments mean so much to me. Today I thought I’d go with a lighter topic… _________________________________________________________________________________ Well, well, well, who’s this handsome fellow? That would be my brother, Matt, also known as the Bacon-a-tor. He loves the stuff and thinks [...]

Cara’s Tuscan Lentils with Chicken Sausage

By Katie, 5:48 am

Readers, I would like you to meet my latest love: lentils. Lentils, please meet my lovely readers. I am on a serious lentil kick lately. I absolutely adore them because… they are ridiculously cheap they cook quickly they are delish! It started with this Lentil Chili recipe from Whole Foods. Then I moved onto to [...]

Indian Mango Dal

By Katie, 5:01 am

Alternate title: What You Smell Ain’t What You Get To be honest, I’m not always the biggest fan of Indian food. I often find the smell of it to be a bit over-powering. I worry my taste buds won’t be able to handle it. Despite these concerns, I put this Indian Mango Dal on the [...]

Kitchen Pantry Granola

By Katie, 5:50 am

In order to save money on our grocery bills, I have been making a concerted effort to make more “staples” myself at home. My primary do-it-yourself project has been granola; I love to sprinkle it on yogurt for a little added crunch, but the stuff is pretty darn expensive! So almost every weekend I’ve been [...]

Avocado Herb Dip

By Katie, 5:25 am

Happy St. Patty’s Day!!! Unfortunately I’m not making any truly authentic Irish food today, as tonight I will be attending the Chris Tomlin concert in Baltimore!!! But I’m still celebrating by eating something green. This Avocado Herb Dip is super yummy! It capitalizes on the natural creaminess of a ripe avocado. It’s made with a [...]

Zesty Rice & Bean Casserole

By Katie, 5:20 am

Oh, Zesty Rice & Bean Casserole, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee because you call for such inexpensive ingredients, most of which I already have in my cupboard. I love thee because you allow me to switch up my standard Black Bean Casserole by subbing rice for the [...]

Warm Balsamic Bean Salad

By Katie, 5:09 am

Don’t forget to send me your feline footage by Sunday! What’s the best way to reduce your grocery bill? Use more BEANS! What’s the best way to make a hearty, protein-rich meal without meat? Use more BEANS! Despite the gas factor, these little guys pack a powerful punch! We eat a bean-based, meatless dinnerĀ at least [...]

Nutty Sweet Potato Soup

By Katie, 5:26 am

There are so many things I love about blogging, but the biggest benefit is the way I get to interact with readers. I can honestly say that I learn from you all every single day – through your insightful comments, your thoughtful e-mails, and your informed suggestions. Connecting with all of you has taught me [...]

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