How To: Homemade Pasta

It’s so interesting to live in Los Angeles this time of year.  Back in Tennessee–where Cobalt and I moved from last October–it’s beginning to warm up from the winter season.  But here the weather is the same it’s always been: sunny, warm in the day and cool at night. I can’t say I miss the […]

Broccoli and Kale Cheddar Soup

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday season.  Cobalt and I didn’t visit our families on the East Coast this year but instead enjoyed quality time together at our new home in Los Angeles.  We watched a lot of movies, enjoyed walks around our neighborhood, decorated Ginger Bread Houses (Cobalt […]

Easy Mini Quiches

As I mentioned in my previous post, last weekend was so fun, having our friends over to see our new house and sharing food with them. Since we opened our home all day long, we planned three meals to share with our guests. In the morning we served brunch: mini quiches, fruit, blueberry muffins, cherry hand pies, orange […]

Easy Cherry Hand Pies

I don’t know about you but I happen to love fruit pie for breakfast. Paired with a scrambled egg and a glass of milk, a piece of pie makes a pretty hearty first meal of the day. You can argue the high sugar content, yes. But everything in moderation, right? And actually, these mini pies […]

Meat and Two: Spicy Turkey Meatloaf + Creamy Smashed Potatoes + Fennel, Beet & Kale Greens

“Meat & threes.” You gotta love ‘em. Protein, starch, vegetable (and/or fruit) and bread — it’s all there, perfectly blanketing the plate with colors, nutrition and deliciousness. I don’t often cook meat and threes. Mostly because it’s a lot of work to make for only two people (Hubs and I). I usually make a meat/protein and one. Tuna […]

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 […]

Another Good Year: 2013 Recap

your favorites: 10.  Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie – Mmm mmm! 9. 10-Minute Granola – That’s right, only ten minutes! 8. Homemade Pizza Pockets – Kid Friendly! 7. Mini Fruit Pies – A Healthier Dessert! 6. Chick Pea Tuna Salad – An Alternative to Boring Tuna! 5. Homemade Applesauce – Better than store-bought! 4. Peanut Butter […]