recipes

Baked Oatmeal, Muffin-Style

A while back, in the days of pregnancy #2, I posted a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal.  I’m sorry to say that it has taken me this long to get around to trying the source recipe for this baked oatmeal thingamajig.  But let’s not dwell on my egregious shortcomings; let’s celebrate the fact that […]

Spaghetti with Bacon, Spinach, and Cracked Black Pepper

This is a simple meal to throw together without much planning, and yet feels decadent. ———————————————————– Spaghetti with Bacon, Spinach, and Cracked Black Pepper (Serves 2-3, but should be easy to scale up) Spaghetti 3 slices Bacon 3-4 handfuls Spinach Olive Oil Balsamic Vinegar Fresh-ground Black Pepper Bring a pot of generously salted water to […]

Hearty Thai Wraps

You thought I’d forgotten about the food blog, didn’t you?  Or (gasp) COOKING ALL TOGETHER?  Fear not; we’re still here, eating regularly and cooking up a storm.  Everyone has that thing they return to after the baby is born that makes them feel like life is returning to a normal rhythm, and for me, it’s […]

Baked Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

With the little girl about to arrive, recipes for anything that can be made ahead of time (and in bulk) are valued.  I recently gave baked oatmeal a shot.  I mean, we already spend 30 minutes each morning making oatmeal with fruit and nuts (and cooling it to edible toddler temperature), so it was worth […]

Orange Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a fickle beast, but I love it.  The problem is that it is either so tart that it’s no longer pleasurable to eat, or it is so sweet that you might as well just put yourself in a diabetic coma.  Then there’s the whole chutney vs. sauce debate… the nuts vs. no […]

Banana Cranberry Bread (with Bourbon!)

I’ve been secretly drooling over Joy the Baker’s blog ever since the Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins glory.  So many delectable things, so few excuses bake them!  (Also, my baby belly is plenty big without the extra help.)  But finding fresh cranberries on sale at the grocery this week was an excellent reason to peruse her cranberry recipes for […]

Orange Chicken Wraps

I got this recipe out of a library book on street foods from around the world. I don’t remember being very impressed with the book as a whole, but it had a few recipes worth keeping: Satay Chicken, Coriander Potatoes, and Orange Chicken Wraps. This dish is attributed to Nicaragua; I have doubts about its […]