Applesauce Pumpkin Bread

Geez, this summer flew by fast! It’s unbelievable that some schools have already begun the Fall Semester and here I am, graduated and wondering what to do with myself now that I will never walk into a university again. (I know, I know. You’re probably saying, “never say ‘never,’ Hope.” So maybe it isn’t never but […]

Easy #Blueberry Pie

It seems like only yesterday that I was picking blueberries with my friend. And now, sadly, the season is over! Fortunately, there was still had a good amount of blueberries left in my freezer to make Cobalt yet another birthday pie! (aaand two years ago) I used my recipe for Easy Oil Crust from an Apple Pie […]

Jamie Oliver inspired Tuscan Salad

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you may have noticed my recent obsession with Jamie Oliver. Well, in actuality I’ve been fixated on his passionate vision for several years now but incidentally put it on the shelf for a couple dozen moons until a certain YouTube search for “Jamie Oliver 30-minute-meals” brought my attention to […]

Inside-Out German Chocolate Cake

I don’t know about you, but I’m super picky when it comes to cake. Especially chocolate cake. You see, the reason I’m devoted more to brownies is because they’re fudgier… if they’re made right, that is. Oddly, red velvet  is the only chocolate cake I like. On second thought, perhaps its the cream cheese icing enveloping […]

Lemon Cranberry Muffins

The inspiration for these lemon muffins came from the fact I bought 2 1-lbs bags of lemons for $2 at Aldi — they were on SUPAH SALE. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen lemons this cheap before! (Usually lemons are 50 cents each. Makes sense, though considering they are travelling across the country…. #nonlocalfoodismoreexpensive. ) […]

Semi-Homemade Lentil Soup

Poor hubs has been sick for the past couple of days. For his snuffyness and sore throat I made him lentil soup. He really likes the canned Progresso Lentil Soup but being the Nutrition Nazi that I am, I know that canned anything has a lot of sodium in it. Henceforth, I grabbed a $2 […]

Peanut Butter Granola Cookies

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love peanut butter! I’ll stir it into oatmeal, yogurt fruit dip, pasta, granola bites and smoothies! The cookie recipe I made the other day was originally an oatmeal chocolate chip recipe but I — of course — modified it to suit the ingredients that I had […]