This was a delicious take on a favorite salad of mine from a local restaurant that serves a pear and beet salad in the fall. The pecans added some crunch and the dried cranberries on top made for an amazing addition! INGREDIENTS: Large bag of 50/50 spring mix & spinach 3 Anjou pears, chopped into quarters 1 1/2 cup pecan halves 1 cup dried cranberries … Continue reading Pecan and Pear Salad
I don’t love most roasted vegetables in the winter because they taste too summery – i.e. butternut squash, etc. However, this mix of carrots, red potatoes, and Brussel sprouts was perfect comfort food for a chilly day! INGREDIENTS 1 lb brussel spouts, halved 1/2 large red onion, chopped into large pieces 6-8 small red potatoes, cut into quarters 2 large carrots or 1 bag of … Continue reading Roasted Winter Veggies
A lot of people are hesitant about cutting dairy out of their diets – even the ones who are actually allergic or intolerant to it! (I see you, Lactaid-pill-poppers.) I compiled a few reasons why a dairy free diet is beneficial for your health. I speak from personal experience here and have included some links for further research if you’re curious. Feel free to leave … Continue reading Health Benefits of Going Dairy Free
All food starting with a ‘p’ is comfort food. Pizza, pasta, pretzels, peanut butter, potato chips. Sara Paretzky I cook pretty often in my lovely college apartment (shout out to my roommates for dealing with the constant dishes and weird smells). I usually force my friends to taste test before I post a new recipe, and these pretzels were a hit. I will probably be … Continue reading Homemade Pretzels: Salty/Sweet
Bacon is the fairy dust of the food community. Jim Gaffigan I clearly can’t stop wrapping things in bacon. Whatevs. This recipe also came out of my brunch bash last weekend (See: Potatoes ‘n’ Peppers, Winter-y Fruity Salad, Cinnamon Buns…etc.) My friends literally could not wait for me to place these on a tray – they were grabbed straight off the hot pan because they … Continue reading Bacon. Wrapped. Sausages.
My all time favorite songs for cookin’ breakfast: the best (and most important) meal of the day! Continue reading Makin’ Bacon: Breakfast Jams