Whole Wheat Herb Dinner Rolls

Today I’m featuring another recipe from a monthly baking challenge, this time from Sally’s Baking Addiction. This site is one of my favorite baking resources, and one of my goals this year is to participate in each of her monthly challenges. So far this year I’ve made bagels, chocolate truffles, and lemon bars. Last week…

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy Tuesday, friends! I’m still cooking my way through Dinner Just for Two, but I have been doing quite a bit of spring baking lately, so I’m pressing pause on the cookbook review for just a few days in order to share some spring treats with you. First up: these Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream…

Easy Creamy Tomato Soup

Soup season may be on the way out, but I still crave this Easy Creamy Tomato Soup year round, especially when it’s paired with a gooey, melty grilled cheese sandwich. As far as I’m concerned, this classic combination ranks right up there as one of the all time great food pairings. Once I heard that…

Pasta with Small-Batch Meat Sauce

Normally, we are pretty committed to meal planning. I sit down once a week with our local grocery ads and a cookbook or list of recipes I want to try, and I plan out our meals accordingly. I compile a grocery list based on this meal plan, sometimes throwing in a few extra things that…

Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust

One of my favorite things lately has been participating in monthly baking challenges. I first discovered the monthly challenge hosted by Sally’s Baking Addiction last July, when I made ginger peach hand pies. I love these challenges because they motivate me to try new recipes. Before that month, I’d always been too intimidated to try…

Baked Greek Shrimp

The very first recipe I made from Dinner Just for Two was this Baked Greek Shrimp. Any dish that features feta cheese, wine, fresh herbs, and tomatoes immediately grabs my attention. I knew this would be a winner. When your dinner prep gives you an excuse to open up a bottle of wine, I’m a…

April Cookbook: Dinner Just for Two

A new month means I’m cooking through a new cookbook, and this time, it really is new – brand new, in fact! This cookbook just released today, and so I decided I needed to scrap my plan to cook from one of my older books and instead focus on Christina Lane’s new book, Dinner Just…

March Cookbook Recap: Bread and Wine

I spent the month of March enjoying recipes from Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes. This book by Shauna Niequist is both a collection of recipes and a beautiful book with stories about the importance of gathering around the table to share a meal. I shared this quote…

Mini Mac & Cheese

On Monday, I plan to share a final recap of March’s cookbook challenge, including everything I made from Bread and Wine. For today though, I’m talking all about one of my favorite foods: macaroni and cheese! I couldn’t possibly let the month go by without making this recipe for Mini Mac & Cheese. We enjoyed…

Simple Shortcut Cassoulet

While flipping through Bread and Wine earlier this month, the recipe for Real Simple Cassoulet caught my eye. I was looking for something warm and comforting, and this stew-type dish fit the bill. Full of vegetables and packed with protein from beans and ground turkey, this meal is hearty and satisfying without feeling heavy. Cassoulet…